Do you find your basal changing throughout the month? I’m trying to get a sense whether this differs between males and females.
I’m getting a bit frustrated with basal testing. I’ve been trying this for months and thought I nailed the dosage when a straight line appears for that duration for a few consecutive days. And then all of a sudden, the line is up and down again and I’m back to square one.
I’m a female and I read hormones and the menstrual cycle has something to do with this. Where on different times of the month will see a need in increase insulin. And if you look at the day ranges in the below link, it changes every few days😭
Just using my overnight BG as a reference (this is the best because there is no food or bolus), i haven’t been able to consistently achieve a straight line consecutively for an entire week. 3-4 days is max and then my line becomes non linear. I don’t know whether this means my basal dosage is wrong or related to hormones. And I find myself constantly tweaking my insulin dosage only to repeat this all over again a few days later when i go low overnight due to the increase of insulin (which I needed for those previous few days but not any more).
I get the impression from some of the threads I have seen that once you get your basal right, it doesn’t change very often. Why is it not the case for me, …is it hormones? For the ladies here (not in menopause), are you able to maintain the same straight line for the entire month?