No matter how good (or not) my A1C results are, reading "Pumping Insulin" has me raring to do some basal rate testing. I think my basal rate are really good, but I also think they can be tweaked a bit to really nail things down. I often go pretty low throughout the morning. And sometimes high before dinner. A smidge less insulin here and a smidge more there could make things easier.
So last night, I used what I learned from Chapter 11, "Select and Test your Basal Rates", to run my first over-night basal test. When testing daytime rates, you monitor your blood sugar every two hours. During the over-night test, the book says you only need to test every four hours. But because I'm
I love knowing that the pump will allow me to make the slight changes I might need to keep things stable over-night. It's empowering to know I can run these tests and really act on the results I get. I plan to do another test Tuesday night, and bring both results in for discussion at next week's visit. But for now, I just need another cup of coffee.