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Hypos & warm weather

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Aitch6, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Aitch6

    Aitch6 · Newbie

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    I've been using a pump for a few months now & have managed to get reasonable control. However this past week I've been having hypos every day which I think are caused by the heat. How am I supposed to prevent these?
     
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    candi-girl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Aitch6 · Newbie

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    What is TBR reduction?
     
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    scottishkate · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Aitch,

    TBR stands for Temporary Basal Reduction. When I'm in the sun I find that by blood sugars also drop down quite drastically so I decrease my basal rates for the time I'm going to be in the sun. For example, I knew I was going to be outside in the very hot weather on Saturday so I lowered my basal rate from 0.80 units an hour to 0.60 units for the 6 hours I was out in the heat. It's trial and error but give it a go.

    Hope this helps?

    Katie
     
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    kristinamd_2012 · Member

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    You might want to do some basal rate checks just in case your basal rate needs some adjustment as well, otherwise the Temporary Basal Reduction would be great.
     
  6. candi-girl

    candi-girl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    and don't forget to change your insulin carb ration, you may need less it warm weather too .
     
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