Do you know how long your bolus insulin works in your body to lower BG?
For instance if my BG is normal 2 hours after I eat I am in big trouble because insulin drops me like a rock the 3rd and 4th hours after bolus. So a normal at 2 hours means I need a bit more carbs then I would need to treat and actual low. Tracking the rate of how insulin works in you will help you feel more secure and maybe treat more conservative at times and more aggressive at times.
I don’t have much symptoms at 80 when it is not dropping fast even though my 2 hr post meal readings are high. However I get symptoms whenever I drop at the extreme rate I can but I have learned to let it go. I can drop from a 300BG 2 hr post meal to 70 in an hour that I will feel but I don’t over treat anymore cause I have learned when my bolus is going to stop. I just eat a tiny bit to get rid of the symptoms so I don’t panic into an over treat.
You may want to meter your BG and hour after you eat and then every hour until you see your bolus not bringing down your BG. Doing this a few times might reveal a trend that will help you feel more secure. So mine looks like this.
1 hr spike
4hr drop but a bit less then the 3rd hour
5 hr drop but a bit less then 4th hr
6 no drop
That tells me any low or normal BG 1, 2 or 3hr marks I might get into serious trouble. A low at 4 or 5 hrs only requires a bit of tweaking.
Please note because of other diseases I have my diet is no where diabetic friendly so you can avoid post meal spikes by having a more diabetic friendly diet then I.