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  1. Tim Steinert
    Tim Steinert October 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm | | Reply

    It is also possible that your body’s reaction to insulin varies during time of day. I myself find my body to be very sensitive to insulin (Novolog) at night, so I don’t give myself a lot of it at night (I do MDI, not a pump).

  2. Jessica
    Jessica October 20, 2013 at 6:13 am | | Reply

    Wow, I have noticed this too! Yesterday in fact. After a half hour, I hadn’t risen a bit. I wasn’t extremely low, but I was going out and didn’t want to get there. 45 minutes later it all kicked in and I was up 80 points.
    The level life gel has worked faster for me than juice, though, but it makes me go higher than juice so I don’t used a whole packet.

    I also leave my site in (minimed pump) for at least a few hours. I used to get those highs after a change. I still do sometimes, but this trick seems to work. Who knows why!

  3. Adams
    Adams October 22, 2013 at 9:17 pm | | Reply

    My daughter (T1D, 10yo, dx Jan ’12) is developing the same problem. It’s especially frustrating because it seems to be intermittent. Today she went low (56) at swimming. I hit her with 16g Glucoshot, 6g smarties, and (after a delay) 10g energy bar. That is 32 uncovered grams of mostly high gly carbs. Twenty minutes later she was only 65. It took her 35 minutes to get to 100. Which was still too low to start swimming again.

    One variable is how fast she is going down when we catch the low. If her BG is declining fast (say 2-3 mg/dl/min or more) then it takes more to turn that trend around than if the rate of decrease in BG is shallower.

    Gastroparesis seems a likely suspect, but wouldn’t that have a delaying effect for meals too? She doesn’t seem to have the same delay problems at meals or snack times.

  4. sarah
    sarah October 25, 2013 at 4:49 am | | Reply

    Thanks for your blog.
    I always enjoy your wisdom and humor.

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