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Hypurin porcine advise please

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by ronialive, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. ronialive

    ronialive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I have just got a freestyle libre and want to try and sort out my basal rates.
    I am raising from 6 am so am I right that I need to adjust the basal rate from 2 am?
    I am having to set up a completely new section on pump as I have a virus I cannot get rid of and am sick of doing temp basal.
    thanks
    I have tried to edit title but cant- it is hypurin porcine
     
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Both @azure & @CarbsRok use animal insulin in their pumps, hopefully by tagging them they'll see your thread and reply.
     
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  3. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Hi @ronialive

    I use Hypurin Porcine in my pump. If I see a rise, I adjust my basal from approx 3 hours beforehand. I put 'approx' there because it depends on how big the rise is and how quick it is. So if I saw a rise at 6am, I'd raise the previous three basal hours, usually gradually so that the amount steps up. If it wasn't a particularly sharp rise, I may not bother with the steps and would just do a uniform rise across the hours in question.

    During the day, if I start to rise, I find increasing the basal only two hours in advance usually works.

    I think it's a case of careful experimentation and fine tuning to see what works for you. So I'd start an increase three hours ahead and see what happens. That's just what I would do - your body may react differently.

    Good luck :)

    (Edited to add that I have Dawn Phenomenon so early morning is when I need to fight the rise most)
     
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  4. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use bovine neutral in my pump and adjust 2 hours before the rise starts. I would suspect the minimum for anyone using animal insulin would be 2 hours and as @azure says see what works for you as could be 3 hours.
     
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  5. ronialive

    ronialive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    thanks- the nurse said 4 hrs but I thought that was quite a lot. I will try 3
     
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    tigger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use neutral too and do 2 hrs as my rule of thumb. If that doesn't work inplsy with the hr or 1/2 hr before that.
     
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