Afrezza helps produce a no-hitter
Here's the 24-hour graph from yesterday.
It was a fairly typical day of eating and exercise. I ate a Starbucks breakfast sandwich (only 25% of the english muffin) at 10:50 a.m. and inhaled 4 units of Afrezza. I also took 1.8 units of insulin using an extended bolus over two hours using my pump. I started the extended bolus 60 minutes before eating.
For dinner at 5:35 p.m., I had 2 scrambled eggs made with whole cream, 2 slices of bacon, and one whole sliced avocado. I used 4 units of Afrezza right before eating. I started a 3.6 unit/3 hour protein/fat extended pump bolus at 5:10 p.m.
In addition to my meal boluses yesterday I used Afrezza to bring down some "high" BGs. I used quotes on the word high because most people wold not consider a 100-105 mg/dl as high. I've found that a 4 unit dose of Afrezza will only reduce my BGs by about 20 mg/dl. I was surprised by this as many of the other early users reported larger corrections in the range of 40-50 mg/dl. The great thing about an Afrezza correction is that it's essentially over at about two hours.
I took 4 unit Afrezza corrections at 2:07 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. The afternoon correction worked better than evening one but both were well behaved in that neither drove me low.
I went for two 40-minute walks, one at 4:15 p.m. and one at 7:45 p.m.
For me, a day like this is about as good as it gets. The numbers tell the story:
Time in range = 100% (65-140 mg/dl) - Actual range was 66-125 mg/dl
Time low = 0%
Standard Deviation = 18 mg/dl
Average = 94 mg/dl
I'm not varying my diet much yet as I want to get tight control dialed in first. I've been increasing my overnight basal rates for the last week to rein in a tendency to trend higher in the 2-6 a.m. window.