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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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If you are a diabetes caregiver, how involved are you in the care of your loved one?
I am 100% involved in the daily management of this disease.
 
My loved one is managing it but I play an integral part.
 
I help in some ways but the main job belongs to my loved one.
 
I am only needed in emergencies.
 
I'm not a part at all, but I want to be!
 

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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...