So I’ve read that to have tight control you should keep your BS under 120 after eating and never above 140. Since I want to get pregnant soon I’ve been trying to perfect my diabetes management but this still eludes me. I am usually pretty good at keeping it low but sometimes I get a random spike and I’m not sure how to handle it. I will explain what happened today to see if someone has some insight.
I bolused the usual amount for my usual breakfast. I have a dexcom and I started to watch my BS rise. It kept going up past 170. I still had 1.9 units of insulin ‘active’ in my system (per my omnipod). Do I give myself more insulin at this point? I know that it will eventually come back down and I don’t want to load myself up with insulin and be fighting a crash later. Do I just wait it out?
What do you do to prevent these spikes or mitigate the damage once it happens?
As a side note, I think it spiked so much because I tried a new pod site on my thigh and I’m worried that it might not be a great site to use, absorption-wise, which makes me sad because I LOVE the placement and was hoping to use it in my regular rotation I’m hoping it was just a fluke, fingers crossed!