Usually when I post a question I have some theories as to what is happening, this time I have none. I’ve been on my pump 6 weeks and have been slowly tweaking basals to reduce highs in the morning. (slow as in .025 change every couple or more days) and the results are great. I watch those morning numbers lowly return to normal. I had also been having an occasional low, but that’s life, right?
Then the last 3 days I have been having unexpected lows, mostly in the afternoon and evening. Normally my lows are very easily treated: 2 glucose tabs if I’m in the 50s, 3 if I’m lower. No need to eat protein later, they are up, and stay up. Two of those nights they were low close to bed so I took glucose and tested and they came up and then drifted down again - very unusual for me.
My I:C ratios have been stable for quite sometime, and I also noticed in the last couple days I was going down 20 points after my lunch or dinner. Also unusual. Then a couple times I noticed I overcorrected, and went low using the same ISF (1:30) I’ve used for a long time. I’ve never overcorrected, I’m very conservative!I’ve kept track a few times and see that my ISF is resulting in more like 1:45!
Then last night I changed my set close to bedtime (yeah I know I shouldn’t). I was at 48 at night so I corrected and was 84 before bedtime. I woke up this morning at 34!! 34!! That is scary. Doesn’t help that I’m almost out of glucose tabs and will have to make a run to Walgreen’s today.
So what could be going on? As I type this I realize it seems like all of my insulin seems to be working “more”. I actually posted this in the Animas Board and then after I read it wondered if it could be a LADA thing, like an insulin spurt? I’m at 3 1/2 years since diagnosis, 2 on insulin, but I guess it is possible.