I HATE adjusting basals. Like, really, totally, majorly hate. I'd rather do some hard-core toilet scrubbing than sit down with the PDM and adjust those basals.
Because it seems to me that even though I wait the requisite three days, see a definite pattern, then change the basal; she will then just go ahead and swing the opposite way. ALWAYS.
Case in point: Overnight... she was going high, high, high a few hours after midnight. Like into the 400s high. We are pretty much dealing with "fasting" BGs, because she hasn't eaten in about 6 or 7 hours. So, I change the basal an hour or two before the highs show up, and BOOM.... hello 50s!
I only change the basal by .05 (smallest change available on the pod), and start off with a small time period, so there is no way it is dropping her that much.
What I'm guessing is that the growth spurt finally ended, and she's back to her normal insulin needs. So these days, instead of messing with my basals, I just run a temp basal for the equivalent of raising/lowering her basal by .05. I'll do it for about 3 days, and if it works, THEN I change the basal. This method has been saving my sanity for a few months now.
I love finding an "easy" fix.
|I read this the other day and it made me laugh. |
Sometimes life with T1 can be just like this
This is in no way medical advice. Nope... not even close. If you are so far gone that you are taking advice from some weirdo in your computer, then may I suggest you have far bigger problems than messed up basals? This is all just anecdotal. I think you need to talk to your doctor.
That is all