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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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Have you ever experienced a diabetes emergency?
Yes, I've experienced diabetic ketoacidosis.
 
Yes. I've had severe lows.
 
Yes. I've experienced blackouts.
 
Yes, I've had a mix of the above.
 
No.
 

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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...