The purpose of this post is for members to share tips and experiences about any topic that works for them and may be helpful to some other members. I’ll go first.
How to Reduce a High BG Quickly and Eat Too
When my BG is excessively high, I take a combined correction bolus and a food bolus (meal or snack) and wait for my BG to come down and then eat.
Assume I have no insulin on board (IOB) and my BG is 200 and my target BG is 100, normally I would take a correction bolus of 2 units to get my BG down to 100 but would have to wait 4 hours for it to come down to 100.
By combining a food bolus and correction bolus I might take 5-7 units in total. The higher dose of insulin and waiting for my BG to come down to approach my target before eating has the advantage of working first on the higher BG and then on the food and allows me to eat more quickly (in about 90 minutes rather than rather 4 hours) than I otherwise would.
This has worked for me. I used to skip a meal if my BG was too high while waiting for it to come down. Now I immediately put in a larger dose of insulin and eat more quickly.