After experiencing some wacky daytime blood sugars (BG’s) during the last week, I decided to go ahead and test out my basal settings on my Animas 2020 insulin pump today. I have never a daytime basal testing before, sad to say, and as in my prevous blog, I had asked others - “how often do you test your basal rates?”. No comments yet, and it makes me wonder, are they like myself, not finding the time to test their basal rates, when perhaps we should from time to time when BG’s become abit wacky?
I just know for myself, that if I’m going to get the most use out of my pump, I have to learn how to use it properly, so that my BG’s stay stable and not having to do continual BG corrections and giving extra insulin. I mean, I might as well go back to multiple doseage injection (MDI) - ugh! To me, that defeats the purpose of owning/using a pump, because theory wise, if the pump settings are correct, you should have steady, stable BG’s, depending on what is happening in your life of course.
To see what occured - if the title hasn’t already told you - click on - http://www.diabetes1.org/blogs/Annas_Blog/Basal_Testing_Day_D_Minus