So I'm a relatively new Type 1, (10 months in as of tomorrow)and for the past few months I've been having issues with blood sugar spikes about an hour or two after eating. Lately it doesn't even seem to matter if I eat a pretty low-carb meal in one sitting, whether it be just one 18g piece of bread or an 11g cup of applesauce, I always seem to shoot up into the 250s (mg/dl) within the first couple hours after I eat. But after 3 or 4 hours, I'll be at an acceptable level. I've tried adjusting my insulin to carb ratio so that I'd be taking more insulin, but then I just spike after an hour and end up low later. Upping my basal rate seems to help the spikes but then my fasting levels wind up low.
I've been told a ton of different things regarding this issue; that spikes don't matter as long as you end up at a good level or the opposite that spikes are really a cause for concern. Does anybody have any experience with this kind of thing or suggestions on how to deal with it?