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  • #16
    Originally posted by thatoneguy88 View Post
    Im type 1 also, j/w in case your BG drops do you keep glucose tabs or something in your pocket?
    Yeah, I also keep a soda in my car. My Endocrinologist and I have worked it so that while I am on shift to keep my BG around 200 mg/dl for a buffer. That way I can go my entire shift without having to worry about eating IF i needed to. So come meal time I shave off one unit of Humalog to keep my numbers around 200. I have never had to worry about a sudden drop in high speed situations since when your sympathetic nervous system kicks in it also releases you glycogen reserves and raises your BG for a while.

    With the 200mg/dl it only goes up to about 300 mg/dl for about an hour and will drop back down below 200 mg/dl on it's own.

    It has been about 4 years since my last severe low BG so according to what L-1 posted I SHOULD have only an 8% chance of getting one while on duty.

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    • #17
      1811 Medical Standards

      The link is to the TIGTA medical standards guide for 1811s. Agencies vary a little, but it's a good guide.

      Good Luck


      http://www.treas.gov/tigta/oi/medica...ds-gs-1811.pdf
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Scout0315 View Post
        The link is to the TIGTA medical standards guide for 1811s. Agencies vary a little, but it's a good guide.

        Good Luck


        http://www.treas.gov/tigta/oi/medica...ds-gs-1811.pdf
        Thanks for the link. Both this link and L-1's link, however, do not mention anything about gout; so I am beginning to think that I might be okay.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by mikeymedic View Post
          Yeah, I also keep a soda in my car. My Endocrinologist and I have worked it so that while I am on shift to keep my BG around 200 mg/dl for a buffer. That way I can go my entire shift without having to worry about eating IF i needed to. So come meal time I shave off one unit of Humalog to keep my numbers around 200. I have never had to worry about a sudden drop in high speed situations since when your sympathetic nervous system kicks in it also releases you glycogen reserves and raises your BG for a while.

          With the 200mg/dl it only goes up to about 300 mg/dl for about an hour and will drop back down below 200 mg/dl on it's own.

          It has been about 4 years since my last severe low BG so according to what L-1 posted I SHOULD have only an 8% chance of getting one while on duty.

          WOW that is high I never really let mine go over 125, if it was 200-300 id have no energy

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