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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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What is the major concern your patients have in the summer?
Dehydration
 
Sunburn
 
Protecting medicines or supplies in the heat
 
Foot problems due to sandals or flip flops
 
Staying safe while traveling
 
Exercising in the heat
 
A combination of the above
 
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...