I'm coming down with a cold and my BG has been high for the last few days. Yesterday I slightly raised my Levemir and ended up taking a ton of Novolog (twice my usual daily dose!) because the highs barely budged. Today I added a few extra units to my morning Levemir dose AND I'm taking twice my mealtime Novolog. My BGs are better, but still higher than I'd like.
I want to rein in my BG, but taking this much insulin makes me nervous about going low at some point. How do you calculate your basal/bolus doses when you're sick? How do you know when to cut back to your normal doses?