I am on the Tandem X2 Pump with DEXCOM G6. Whenever I do a correction my BG tends to drop quickly. I started with a CF of 1:40 and have over time increased it to 1:50 and know it is still incorrect. When I use it; I cut the amount of suggested insulin some but am still going low too quickly. My guide is the latest Pumping Insulin book.
Am I confused? Does my CF of 1:50 mean that 1 Unit brings my sugar down 50 points? I hate to keep monkeying with it if the problem is operator error.
Also; I am still working on my IC ratio. I can’t get it adjusted so that I can get up, not eat, and my BG stays stable. It either goes high and if I adjust for that even a small amount; then it goes low. I don’t have access to a good CDE and am trying to use the book to guide me.
I know there are so many variables that affect everything and it is not an exact science, but I really work hard to stay on top of it and it gets frustrating. Any suggestions appreciated.