My morning numbers are making me insane. And it’s not the right-after-waking-up numbers that are the problem anymore. I think I have that bit figured out, finally. I set a higher basal about 2 hours before typically waking up, and I’ve been awesome on those all week.
However the first instant a carb hits my mouth, all bets are off. All week I’ve had a mere 16 carb breakfast around an hour after I wake up (annoying Synthroid pills–have to wait an hour).
These 16 carbs (Boost Glucose Control nutrition shake, ironically) have been shooting me up to 150-200 all week about an hour and a half / two hours after eating and it doesn’t come back down until after I do a correction bolus. This is after starting anywhere from 70-100 before the meal.
I do not have this problem with any other meal.
I adjusted my insulin/carb ratio down from 1:9 to 1:6 and this showed NO improvement today. I was 168 just a minute ago (95 before meal, 1 hour 50 minutes earlier). Over the week, I’ve also increased my basal rate about an hour and a half before breakfast to near 2 times what it is over night, and .6u/hr higher than the rest of the day starting at 11:30am. This seems ridiculous to me. Next I’m going to try as low as 1:4 insulin/carb ratio for the meal.
The most annoying part is that my body will likely be completely different next week. Every week is astoundingly different from the last for me. It’s weird. But then, maybe not. I’m losing weight, and I know that will cause adjustments in insulin requirements. Also, this week (third week in a row), I haven’t had my morning exercise program because it’s off during the holidays. It finally starts up on Monday. I’ve often had problems with numbers during exercise, and I think now it has more to do with time of day than the exercise itself. sigh
I’m sick to death of this morning crap.