I started on my insulin pump on August 16 and am very happy I did. I understand that getting the correct settings takes time and data. I've been testing my BG from 7 to 10 times a day to get that data and forward it to my endocrinologist every week. Two weeks into using the pump, the endo's office called me back to advise that no changes in the pump settings were indicated. I asked them to re-examine the latest BG readings because many of my BG's were too high. They called back later and had me increase/change some of the basal settings. Yesterday, I received a call after sending in my latest BG's. I had been experiencing some hypo episodes around 9 or 10 am in the morning as well as some "Dawn Phenomenon" highs upon waking. The endo's office advised me that I should decrease my 6am basal to .7; I explained to them that this would be an increase, not a decrease. They later called back to advise that I change my 6am basal to .5. My point is that I had to question their advice on two occasions and had I not done that, my control would have suffered. Am I being overly critical? Is it too much to expect the "experts" to give the correct advice? Sheesh!
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