Since I've been reading so many posts recently related to low-carb and I've put on a few pounds this winter, I thought I'd start my annual experiment with going really low carb. My normal carb intake is around 100-120, but even at that level, I have a lot of roller coaster BG readings.
Starting yesterday, I am eating just vegetables, cheese, meat and a few nuts. Very typically I am struggling in the morning with BG rising up to the high 100's and needing a lot of insulin to come down. Once it gets down late morning, then my BG readings are incredibly level. Overnight, my Dexcom and meter readings were flatlined from 85-95.
Without a breakfast bolus, I know that I will have to increase my morning basals by a huge amount and probably just take a wake-up bolus although I'm not eating carbs. I don't have dawn phenomenon in the traditional sense, but like many Type 1's, my BG starts rising once I get up. Unfortunately it doesn't do it all of the time, just some of the time. When I eat carbs, I eat breakfast soon after I get up and then exercise immediately after breakfast. This usually stops post-breakfast spikes, but does open me up to lows mid-morning.
My question though is: For those of you who low-carb, did you have to re-do your insulin regimen from scratch when you started low-carbing, especially your basals? And how do you cover your meals? Normally I don't bother dosing for protein and fat, although you could argue that some of that is built into my basals and bolus ratios. But obviously I need to do something if I'm not eating many carbs.
Thanks for any advice.