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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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If you could take a vacation from your diabetes what would you do?
Eat carbs/desserts with abandon.
 
Ditch the usual exercise for risky sports.
 
Wear the fun fashions I typically avoid.
 
Walk barefoot on the beach or anywhere!
 
Sleep as long as I wanted without worrying about a low.
 
Go to Disney World - without any meters, meds, or worries.
 
I have something else in mind.
 
Some or all of the above.
 

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by Nicole Purcell
This past weekend was a whole lot of diabetes weird. I've finally gotten into a good rhythm with my Lantus rate - settling in with a 70-30 nighttime-morning split of the total dose. My bolus dosing seems to be pretty much on the money too. I'm avoiding huge swings... Though lows are creeping up more often, I think because summer traditionally is a lower basal rate time, owing to warmer weather, increased activity and sweat, as we get closer to the warmer days I just need less insulin in the...