Thanks for the offer, AMM! I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions about
the pump as I get closer to considering one again (hopefully sooner than later
For the past while I"ve been trying to use MDI like a pump: duel bolusing for high-carb-high-fat-high protein meals and "fix" dosing at the 2-3 hour postprandial and more. I've had great success at lowering my daily averages (trying to get my over 8% A1C down), still using about
the same amount of insulin/day, but it's still trial and error. Sometimes, despite all calculations considered, I feel like throwing a dart at a number board would be just as good a guess as to how much insulin is the right amount (LOL). Timing. It's all about
timing for me it seems.
Last night I threw caution to the wind and decided to see what Dairy Queen ice cream would do to me. Well...5 units NovoRapid X 3 times over 8 hours, and I awoke from falling asleep on the couch to a lovely 24.7/440-ish!! Wow! That was a shock! 5 more units, off to bed, and woke to an 11.1/200. 2 extra units on top of breakfast and hopefully I'll be back on track by lunch. Lesson learned
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus