I love snowmen too. Unfortunately, you need snow to make a snowman . . . .
I have a feeling this winter will be long and rough. At least for me. Why? Because it’s only October and I’ve already been sick twice. That’s right, once in September and once over this past weekend. At first I thought it was allergies (both times) but I’m more inclined to think I was hit with colds. Especially on Monday when I couldn’t get my blood sugar out of the 200s, even thought I hadn’t eaten. Bolus after bolus did nothing, and I pulled a perfectly good site thinking it might be crimped or something. (It wasn’t.)
It’s times like these, when my body is fighting germs and my blood sugars are out of whack, that I rely on a Temporary Basal to get me through. I upped my basal rate a little at a time until I found the rate that finally helped my blood sugar settle down. This time it was 150%, which I needed to keep in place for 24 hours. Next time it might be 125% or 140% or 170%. I’ve found the key for me is to just keep tinkering around until I find the temp basal that works for that day.
Today I’m feeling much better and my blood sugars and basal rate are both back to normal. (Not that the word “normal” ever really applies when dealing with blood sugar . . . ) But it’s really nice to know I can turn to a temporary basal when I need it. Speaking of temporary, it’s also nice to know that word also applies to winter weather.