So, I've been learning from you all for a few months now, and I think my questions are boiling down to this...
If you have a predictable BG increase of about 150 points per hour, for an interval of a few hours, then how would you treat that on a pump?
Lets say that I, hypothetically, were to take 1 unit per hour as a standard pump basal. If I start exercising and want to increase to 10 units for an hour, then, that's a 900% increase in temp basal for an hour? Can that be correct? How does one manage that? Where does a pump max out on temp basal % increases?
@niccolo, I might be 'coming around,' but I'm having trouble visualizing how my algorithm translates into a pump algorithm. I am somewhat concerned that I never used pump software because my pump wouldn't allow me to take as much insulin as I needed to overcome these endocrine BG spikes. Is that possible? If I needed 10 u of correction, I would just hard dial and deliver 10 u via the pump. Perhaps there's a better way to do that. IDK.
The purpose of the question:
I'm trying to learn how to control my BG when I ski so that I don't become a public health threat and because I want to return to fun, challenging skiing. Last night I went downhill skiing for the first time this season and the data has 'public health threat' written all over it. LOL.
I'd like to hear from all you pumpers, MI's, and IM injection-ers because I just haven't been able to figure out a good solution. I am trying to collect data on these spikes that I think are coming out of my endocrine system, maybe its adrenaline or liver function. Its something that I can't measure easily. Its hormonal. I might spike 60 points an hour when I wake up, for 4-6 hrs. I might spike 200 points and hour during lower intensity exercise. I've collected enough data, without eating, to know that peaks are not resulting from carbohydrate intake. Its definitively endocrine.
Adding exercise into the equation makes the system enter a land of bizarre-o happenings....I appreciate any perspective you have to offer.