I hate to say it, but my first day on the pod has been horrible. BG’s ranging from 68 to 306.
I met my CDE and a clinical tech person from Insulet at 8 am and was pumping by 8:30. My lantus ran out that morning and at 8:30 my BG had risen to 199. I left CDE at 10:00 with instructions to go about my day and only eat what I could assure the total carbs were—no guesswork. Home was an hour away so the first thing I did was get a snack–37 carbs --bolus taken.
Checked BG thirty min after and BG was 233. pod gave me a correction
ate lunch and should have checked Bg then but trusted things were more in line. I figured 50 grams for my large burger and Ketchup–bolus given
One hour late BG 228–Bolus given
2:00 306 Suggested Bolus 3.3–I increased to eight (My old scale on MDI would have said 10 units but I knew I was still getting basal and had bolus active.
2:45 Finally going down 271
4:15 84 Going to far
4:30 68 treated low 15 grams carbs
5:00 85 Going to eat bolus given for 45 carbs
5:42 147 Bolus given--------going back up
7:30 235 Bolus given
8:30 215 Bolus given
We are checking the basal rate tonight so I will check at 12, 3, and 6 and not eat anything else tonight. He wants me to do this at night for three days. I hope he sees that the basal is to low after one night. He told me he was being conservative on the settings, but at this rate I will again have to up the bolus to get lower sugars
I know some are going to ask about my settings
One basal 1.2 units per hour
Insulin / Carb ratio 1 to 9
Insulin Sensitivity 31 (one unit lowers BG 31 points)
Talk to me----Robin