i know this is kind of a basic question, but I am wondering what others use for guidelines with their blood sugars. I started on a pump in may and since then my target has been set at 90-130, but i’m thinking about lowering it to 120. I am also finding that I need a lot less insulin lately, partly from changing my eating habits due to more work, and partly from more exercise, so i end up going low a lot. Typically before bed i will be somewhere between 75 and 90, and if below 90, i’ll eat one or two glucose tablets. a few hours later i’m still below 90 and then will wake up below 70 usually, unless i have 20 or 24 grams of carbohydrate in the middle of the night.
should i be lowering my overnight basal rates? how low is too low to be consistently. i have to admit, i was excited to see the huge drop in a1c after just 2 months, and so i am hoping for an even lower number next time, but am worried that i might be too low too often. what is normal, or ok?
and, the question that probably differs for everyone-- at what # will you not exercise below? i walk every morning for 1 hr at 10 min. mile pace, and when i wake up at 65, i’ll eat enough carbs to raise my bs to a number within range, but then i am always worrying that it will drop too much again while i exercise.
since starting the pump i am testing more than ever, and am worried that i am being “too” vigilant with catching any highs and correcting, if that makes sense.
what are some of the numbers that you all use as guidelines?