I hope all of you are doing great and having a great summer (and if u r taking a summer course/job or a working adult and do not have an actual summer break just have a great day!)
It is the 4th day of Ramadan and it has never been this hard! I’ve already had to break my fasting on the second day (I may have jinxed myself for having a smooth great first day)
So far I’ve had to wake up every two hours or so to check on my BG levels. sigh I’ve had to disconnect my pump, reduced basal and even turned it off… all while fasting during the day!
I haven’t been sleeping enough and its all because of this. What’s driving me crazy is the fact that I’m having highs that reach 300 during the night and I just hate it! I seriously considered taking out my cgm and not test and just ignore the whole thing… but I can’t!
I haven’t been always this careful person who wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle and good BG numbers and I do like it! It makes me feel good and healthy and not always dizzy or nauseated.
I’ve read a few of the other posts on basal testing through fasting and it does seem that most of those who did fast for 4 hours or for a few meals and maybe they have fasted for more but I’m not sure. I’m fasting for Ramadan from the sunrise to the sunset and thats from 4:15am till 7:05pm (I would say about 15 hours) Anyways, this isn’t my first time trying to fast (I’ve been diabetic for 7 years now and I was able to fast the past few years with the rare occasional need to break my fasting) However, this is my first time fasting with a pump hence, my need to tune my basal.
I’m on Apidra and here are my basal rates:
Total of 11.26U
I’ve been exercising for 30-40 min/jogging (honestly the weather does not help to do more, and I actually don’t know how I was able to finish those minutes I actually felt sick a couple of times)
The reason I would exercise is because my BG would be around 300 (dont worry I would check for ketones) and i would reduce my basal for two hours by 50% and at first it wouldn’t drop or anything but by the 30th min of exercise I would be dropping to fast that I have to turn off my basal; I would reach 50 and 48.
I really need to know any guidelines to follow or anything that would help me just have a stable not very low or very high BG! The first few hours after I start fasting (around 6-7am) I would start to go low so I turn it off (tried reducing it by 90%) and it didn’t work. However, around 12 or 1pm it would reach 290 and I would try to turn it back on and reduce it. It is a lot of work and I just want to find a fixed basal rate to help me out.
Any advice or tip is greatly appreciate it.
Sorry for the long post, I do have to run though as we r heading to Makkah for Ommrah.