LOL, I agree! That’s the intent of sort of part II there.
By being conservative, I can set ratios pretty accurately, since I’m consuming similar amounts of carbs at the same time most days. That way it’s pretty easy to tell if my ratios are working or if they get out of whack? When they need adjustment, sometimes, I’ll push all 3 up or down 1G/ U and see what happens and then the numbers will get a bit out of whack for a couple of days and settle down. A lot of it is just that it’s easier to eat that stuff during the day instead of going out, eating garbage or even eating healthy. Peanut butter feels good, although my boss was like “that’s all you eat?” but I don’t need a ton, just enough to stay smooth.
At the same time, the efficacy of my insulin doses is pretty clear too. By not eating a ton, if it gets “out of whack” if floats up but doesn’t usually go >140 as I’m not eating all that much. My main problem in the evening is that I tend to run down but I’m usually lounging around then anyway. I guess I sacrifice some diversity but if somebody says “let’s go to [insert restaurant]” I will usually go, unless I’m busy? Having good data, in turn, has been very helpful to sort of turn things around and exercise a lot, which produces a lot more endorphins for me even than cheese fries. Even with bacon bits.
Re rates, I have a basal bump in the AM to cover DP but that’s about it. I used to do a bump from 12:00-2:00AM but that seemed to miss the spikes that started so I hit the spike w/ an increased rate. I also bolus .3U manually before I hop in the shower and let it soak in while I do that and let the dog out. I hardly ever have DP issues. Getting the day off to a good start makes me a lot happier than I was when I was at 250-300?