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Basal Testing

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by alphabeta, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. alphabeta

    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How often should i do basal testing?
     
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    Carolann13 Type 1 · Member

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    ????? Basal, not a word that's familiar
     
  3. alphabeta

    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Lantus*
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Depend upon a lot of factors.... if you have good levels all day and night, you wouldn’t need to basal test. If there are concerns around certain times of day or night then basal testing could be beneficial, changing over to a pump-good idea.


    It really depends upon your need to basal test...
     
  5. scotteric

    scotteric Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a Libre or CGM? I've found it easier to just make adjustments from your graph rather than doing fasting basal testing.
     
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  6. alphabeta

    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So basically as the need calls for it
     
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  7. alphabeta

    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately no
     
  8. scotteric

    scotteric Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Could you buy just 1 or 2 Libre sensors? The info you would learn just from a few weeks would be very valuable.
     
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    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That is highly unlikely to happen... sad
     
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    scotteric Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What country are you in?
     
  11. alphabeta

    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Lebanon
     
  12. scotteric

    scotteric Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Check around online, you might be able to find a cheap reader and sensor to at least try it for a couple weeks.
     
  13. alphabeta

    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    We have a Libre here and one sensor costs 30$ but that's not the issue
     
  14. scotteric

    scotteric Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What's the issue then?
     
  15. alphabeta

    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well more of private reasons.. sorry :)
     
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    scotteric Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Can't help you there, but if circumstances change I highly recommend it. There is so much more going on that you can't see from periodic meter testing alone .
     
  17. alphabeta

    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree wish i could...
     
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