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9/13 Blaze AMPS 409, +7 292, PMPS 240, +2 132, +2.5 95, +3.5 96, +4.5 91, +5 95, +5.5 100

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  1. Sarah and Blaze

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    Good morning! Happy Friday!:)

    AMPS is 409, another bounce from hitting blues last night? I wonder if Blaze had more blue numbers after I went to bed....I was so tired, I couldn't stay up any longer:(
     
  2. Nan & Amber

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    So it goes... He's doing fine, and maybe you'll be able to catch some lows on the weekend to see what exactly he's doing when you're not looking :rolleyes:.
     
  3. Bellasmom

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    Hope Blaze isnt like Bella and does nothing on the days I'm off lol
     
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  4. Bellasmom

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    How are u doing Nan and hows Amber
     
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  5. Sarah and Blaze

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    Yes I hope so!

    I will be going on vacation 9/19-9/29, so I’m meeting a pet sitter this weekend who has experience with BG testing and insulin, I think I will take the given advice of decreasing Blaze’s does for while we are gone. He’s on 1.25U now so I think I will have her give 1U starting 9/19. Since he’s hitting these blues and a couple greens with the 1.25U, and the pet sitter can only test AMPS/PMPS, this would make me feel better while we’re gone.
     
  6. Sarah and Blaze

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    I feel like that’s typically what he does! Goes low on work nights, stays flat when I’m home on the weekend :woot:
     
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  7. Olive & Paula

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    Sounds like a plan while your away.
     
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    I hope Blaze clears the bounce soon. For a vacation dose we usually recommend decreasing two or three cycles early to drain the depot.
     
  9. Sarah and Blaze

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    So should I start now with the decrease?
     
  10. Sarah and Blaze

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    @carfurby

    We leave early Thursday morning on 9/19, at about 3 am for the pet sitter will be coming at 6:30 am that day. Should I start giving the 1unit tomorrow then? That would be 5 days before we leave. Is that enough time?

    @Nan & Amber @MrWorfMen's Mom
     
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  11. carfurby

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    Now is too early. I would decrease either on Tuesday, 9//17 in the evening or Wednesday, 9/18 in the morning.
     
  12. Sarah and Blaze

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    Okay thank you Carla! I think I will decrease from 1.25 to 1U on Tuesday evening, that way he had Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning and Wednesday evening before we leave.
     
  13. Sue and Luci

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    Oh Blaze...what are you doing way up there? Come one back down - soon! Luci misses your smiling whiskers :)
     
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  14. Sarah and Blaze

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    He probably plans on meeting Luci tonight :cat:
     
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    Awesome PMPS especially after such a high start today!
     
  17. Sarah and Blaze

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    +2 is 132

    ETA: Gave LC snack
     
  18. Sarah and Blaze

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    I know, I was surprised with that PMPS!
     
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    Any advice on how Blaze is dropping tonight and how I should go about this? I gave LC snack at +2 since his PMPS was 240 and +2 is 132. Should I test at +2.5 or +3?
     
  20. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    I'd test at +2.5 ...that's quite the drop again tonight.
     
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  21. Sarah and Blaze

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    Okie dokie, I’ll test at +2.5. Blaze is really making me work lately!
     
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  22. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Would have been nice if he'd waited till tomorrow during the day to do this! :woot:
     
  23. Sarah and Blaze

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    Right?! He never does this during the day!! This guy likes to keep me up at night, I feel like I’m running on fumes right now :blackeye:
     
  24. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    I can just imagine having gone through a significant period when Miss Menace SS was a sea of green and I was afraid to sleep through the night. The difference being, I was retired so I could always grab a nap during the day. You don't have that luxury and my hat is off to you and everyone who is working full time and dealing with this.:bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  25. Sarah and Blaze

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  26. Sarah and Blaze

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    Thank you Linda! It’s definitely hard and I’m
    very tired, I’m trying my best to keep Blaze safe and still get some sleep. It’s hard to juggle it all. But I’m doing my best!:):bighug:
     
  27. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Definitely yes try the MC. What % do you have? I think I'd go a bit high to slow him down. He's moving like a cheetah!
     
  28. Sarah and Blaze

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    Should I do HC instead?

    I have FF chicken feast in gravy for MC and Ff gravy lovers for Hc.
     
  29. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Ok Give him some HC gravy only, With him dropping so fast, I think we need to be sure not to fill him up too much. Maybe a tsp or 2.
     
  30. Sarah and Blaze

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    Okay going to give MC gravy right now.
     
  31. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Sarah use the HC. I goofed typing.
     
  32. Sarah and Blaze

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    Oh crap, I gave him MC gravy. Should I wait to give him anything else? +3 test is in 10 minutes.
     
  33. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    No don't worry. MC is fine. I meant to put "HC" in my original message and ooopps!
    Hold off on the testing for 30 minutes post gravy. Want to see if that has slowed him down or better yet, boosted him up a tad.
     
  34. Sarah and Blaze

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    Okay, I didn’t catch your second response in time and gave the MC gravy!:banghead: Alright, I will test in 25 minutes then, that will be 30 post gravy. Thanks Linda, stay tuned!
     
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  35. Idjit's mom

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    What's Blaze up to tonight? Another pajama party?
     
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  36. Sarah and Blaze

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    Yes! He is relentless with the PJ parties! He knows mom is leaving for her wedding and honeymoon in Maui in 5 days and is making me pay for leaving him!:eek:
     
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  37. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Oh a PJ party. Sing along with me folks.....

    How do solve a problem like Blaze kitty?
    Name that tune!
     
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  38. Idjit's mom

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    Well you really didn't want to go to Hawaii and have a dream wedding, did you? Without Blaze the pajama party cat?? He's making his point, quite pointedly.
     
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  39. Idjit's mom

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    I
    I CAN name that tune, you don't want to hear me sing it though.
     
  40. Sarah and Blaze

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    I think he’s protesting that he’s not coming to Hawaii with us. He’s telling me he does not want to stay home with his siblings:cool:
     
  41. Idjit's mom

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    I got married in the dining room of the restaurant I worked at on a Sunday because it was closed. Went back to work on Monday. Still waiting for the honeymoon, almost 47 years.:joyful::confused:
     
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  42. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Sarah, when do you leave?
     
  43. Idjit's mom

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    Exactly, he wants cake!
     
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  44. Sarah and Blaze

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    Well come on down to Maui and have your honeymoon!:cool::joyful:
     
  45. Sarah and Blaze

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    We leave very early Thursday morning 9/19. I’m meeting with our pet sitter tomorrow and am going to start giving Blaze a decreased dose of 1U on Tuesday evening 9/17. We will be home 9/30.
     
  46. Sarah and Blaze

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    I think you’re right!:eek:
     
  47. Idjit's mom

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    Baby, after 47 years it just ain't the same. LOL. We would have to get the senior discounts and instead of slap & tickle, we would have bibs and naps!
     
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  48. Sarah and Blaze

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    :joyful::joyful::joyful: Lou, you’re hilarious! LOL ain’t nothing wrong with bibs and naps!
     
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  49. Idjit's mom

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    Well, I have my memories ( waggling eyebrows)
     
  50. Sarah and Blaze

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  51. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    HC gravy 2tsp. and retest in 30 minutes. What a stubborn guy!
     
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  52. Idjit's mom

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    i think she's going to tell you HC gravy, like last time ?? He's only up one point
     
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  53. Idjit's mom

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    Want me to tell you what I used to do to DH's lunches?
     
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  54. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    OK my curiosity is peaked!
     
  55. Idjit's mom

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    Well...I packed his lunch, made PNut Butter Jelly sammich. But I bought gummy worms and tucked them in, all nicely hidden. I figured he'd take a bit bite and pull out a worm. But...He took a big bite and his top denture came right out in the sandwich! This was in front of the whole construction crew, one guy was laughing so hard he fell off the overturned bucket he was sitting on.
     
  56. Sarah and Blaze

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    Well since I gave MC gravy on accident last time, that probably didn’t do much but I gave HC gravy this time so we’ll see where he’s at 30 minutes after! Definitely stubborn:rolleyes:
     
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  57. Sarah and Blaze

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    OH MY GOSH!! :joyful::joyful::joyful:
     
  58. Idjit's mom

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    And, you know those individually wrapped cheese slices?? I didn't unwrap them.
     
  59. Sarah and Blaze

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    Oh I like that one, definitely going to have to do that to DH! :p
     
  60. Idjit's mom

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    The kids had little plastic spiders from Halloween, one got into his pudding...somehow.
     
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  61. Sarah and Blaze

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    Sneaky little spider :woot:
     
  62. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Oh Lou you are wicked! Got a pizza once that was laced in plastic wrap....someone forgot to take the wrap off the pepperoni. YUCK!
     
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  63. Idjit's mom

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    Ewwwww, but it's kinda funny
     
  64. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    I hate spiders. My one huge fear! You're making my skin crawl!
     
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  65. Sarah and Blaze

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    Ewww! How the heck do people miss that?!
     
  66. Sarah and Blaze

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    ME TOO.
     
  67. Idjit's mom

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    Sorry, it was funny then. He asked me to stop making his lunches for awhile. Making lunches is boring!
     
  68. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Ok true confessions. Once put a nylon stocking doll sitting on a toilet with his drawers down up on a friend's roof with a big sign with Rasch's Waterworks and their telephone number. LOL! Nothing like a good prank!
     
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  69. Sarah and Blaze

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    I agree. I hardly ever make DH’s lunches. But if I did, I would love to pull some of your pranks!
     
  70. Sarah and Blaze

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    You two are MAJOR pranksters:joyful::joyful:
     
  71. Idjit's mom

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    :eek::joyful::D:rolleyes:. Who is wicked????
     
  72. Idjit's mom

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    I starched, stiff, my 1st husband's boxer shorts, but he was a butt and deserved it.
    He was in military, and had to go "commando".
     
  73. Sarah and Blaze

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    Hey, if he deserved it, that’s on him! :D
     
  74. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Lou, Are you related to anyone name Kay who lived in Wisconsin? She was the prankster of all times. Worked scheduling the OR at the hospital and put a doctor's house for sale in the paper and starched his lab coat. They got her back when she retired. Someone had got a pic of her sleeping at her desk so they put it on a billboard for a month!
     
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  75. Idjit's mom

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    But I'm old and tame now
     
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  76. Idjit's mom

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    Nope, but I'd be proud to know her. Funny payback:p
     
  77. Sarah and Blaze

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    I’m not sure I believe that ;)
     
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    Okay +3.5 is 91. Should I give more HC gravy or HC food this time?
     
  79. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    What % is your HC food? Highest you got.
     
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    I’m not sure the %, I have these image.jpg
     
  81. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Looks like Beef is the highest. Let's try a tsp of that food and gravy.
     
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    The beef one is 20%, the others are 15%. I will give the beef one. Just gravy or food too?
     
  83. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Tsp of food and some gravy.
     
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    Just wrote the % on top of the cans of the HC food so I know next time! He’s eating the HC food and gravy now, will test again in 30!
     
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    He's riding the wave. Surf city dude.
     
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  88. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Was hoping for a little more of a jump. We're keeping him surfing but with a lot of effort on your part so while he technically did not earn a reduction, my recommendation would be to take a reduction tomorrow anyway to try to lessen these PJ parties. You are not going to be awake for the wedding at this rate and might sleep through your honeymoon.

    Let's dose him up again with another tsp of the 20% and check him again.
     
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  89. Sarah and Blaze

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    Would an earned reduction come from seeing these numbers without having to give food to keep him up?
     
  90. Idjit's mom

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    The honeymoon, she will need a bib and a nap. :)
     
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    That’s right! :joyful:
     
  92. Sarah and Blaze

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    Oh I see from the sticky:
    • If nadirs are below 90 mg/dl (5mmol/L), decrease the dose by 0.25 unit
    But because his nadirs aren’t below 90, this wouldn’t actually be considered an “earned reduction”, is that correct? Typically we would hold this dose since his nadirs are between 90 and 149, at least at night.
     
  93. Idjit's mom

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    Tell Blaze we are very proud of him but we have to stop meeting like this. I have to perform my Wal-Mart old geezer greeter duties in the morning.
     
  94. Sarah and Blaze

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    You need to get some rest Lou! You have lots of people to greet!:bighug:
     
  95. Idjit's mom

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    We have a new member that just got the dx today ??, referred by an older member and the day getting trained by get clinic wiped her out. She's going to be on tomorrow looking for help, poor dear.
     
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  96. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Normally you wouldn't reduce unless Blaze dropped below 90. However, if you had not been steering him tonight with HC food, no doubt he would have dropped below 90 on his own. We just didn't prove it because of your efforts. If he'd done this on a day cycle, you could have held off on the higher carb, let him drop and he would have "earned" the reduction. Besides there is also meter variance and he could have been below 91 or above it by 15 to 20%.
     
  97. Sarah and Blaze

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    Poor thing. I haven’t been doing this very long but that first week was so scary and overwhelming. She’s in the right place to receive so much help and support :)
     
  98. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Ahhh those early days were terrifying and exhausting. Remember them well even though it was years ago!
     
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    All I do is tell about signature, spreadsheet, diet, testing, point them to ppl that can help and give a hug now and then.
     
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    Okay got it, so it’s not a “proven earned reduction”
    but tomorrow morning I should decrease his dose back to 1U then? Should I not do a curve this weekend if we are reducing the dose?

    ETA: his ears have gotten a lot of poking this week and I feel like doing a curve might be pointless this weekend since we leave for Maui in 5 days and will gone for 10 days.
     

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