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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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What about diabetes frustrates you the most?
Not being able to eat what I want.
 
Trying to maintain steady numbers while exercising.
 
Not knowing why my BG is high when I wake up.
 
Figuring out carbohydrate ratios.
 
Trying to fine-tune my medication doses.
 
Not having a doctor who really listens.
 
Having to deal with it every day.
 
Misconceptions from the public.
 
The cost of my supplies.
 
Other
 

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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...