Although I count carbs before I eat, I wonder if a better understanding of pre-bolusing may be an issue that I could use to better manage my BG. I also wonder if I am one of the few people to ponder this. Maybe this is unknown to many T1D as it was to me.
I recently noticed that lengthening the time between taking a meal bolus and having the meal, reduced the spike in BG from eating. My BG used to go up about 80 points, on average, after eating. Now I take insulin and wait longer before eating and BG only goes up about 40 points.
A few questions:
If you lengthen the pre-bolus time, does that just reduce the interim BK peak or will it actually change you BG end result?
Does anyone have guidelines they use for pre-bolusing?
How important is pre-bolusing in managing you T1 diabetes?