I am meeting with the Omnipod trainer for the second time tomorrow. To be honest, I didn’t really know that I was supposed to OFFICIALLY start it tomorrow because the appointment is in the afternoon and I figured that it would just be easier to start Wednesday morning and she would tell me to do a temp basal to balance out my PM Lantus dose, but anyways…
The trainer just emailed me saying for me to not take my AM Lantus dose (26 units in the AM and 6 in PM) and just correct with Novolog until I start on the pump at 3 pm. However, I also emailed my endo about this the other day and she said for me to take HALF my morning Lantus dose (so 13 units) and that should decrease the amount of overlap between the basal rate of Novolog in the pump and the Lantus.
So, I’m not really sure what to do. Both of their suggestions seem a bit odd to me. If I don’t take my Lantus right when I am supposed to, I rise up very rapidly. I’m a little concerned about injecting myself with my Novolog pen (which doesn’t have half unit marking) every half hour because that would probably make me crash nonstop, but would have to figure out a temp basal rate for the second option and have no idea how to calculate that.
I’m almost at the point where I’m not really sure if I want to switch to the pump anymore because I’ve been doing really well with MDI lately (except for stupid DP) and I’m just thoroughly annoyed about the whole thing. So, what the hell am I supposed to do here? Anyone have any suggestions as to how to deal with the whole initial Lantus/pump overlap?