Hi all I just started using omnipod and dexcom. I have been t1 diabetic for 18 years this march. I have always taken shots,this new regimen has been hard on me. I have been running high when I was taking shots so that is why I decided I needed a change. Now I have had more low's even with the dexcom because they came out of nowhere fast.
I think my carb ratio is off, so I end up going dangerously low and then freak out and end up going really high. My diabetes educator told me to be patient and I am but I am beginning to think this is a lot different than I thought.
I have seen great bg readings but I'm not understanding counting for my meals, she has me on a 1:6 ratio and I crash if I'm already at say 130. Tonight I was 110 and my bolus was 15 units and I knew that seemed high but I thought i would be eating a lot of carbs. I will call educator tomorrow and tell her what happened tonight and just keep working at it.
my basal is 1.6 an hour for most of the day and during sleep it goes to 1.65 because I was going high a lot. I hope this get's easier, I haven't been this nervous of taking insulin since I was diagnosed in the 90's and that was cause I didn't like needles, not for fear of going low. Any good reading material you recommend that can bring the whole picture together so I can grasp it as a whole and not just pieces here and there?