This is what I don't understand about operating a pump:
If I deliver a giant syringe bolus (to counteract DP, for instance), the large amount of active insulin is going to decrease my BG faster than a small pump correction, correct?
I deal heavily in corrections because I am not able to do good predictions. I have a lot of variation and a lack of predictable patterns, even when I do a lot of controls. Assuming a small pump correction bolus is active over the same time interval as a large manual injection correction bolus, then you are waiting 4 hours to see the effect of a minor pump correction, correct? When I deliver a large manual injection, I can see the activity of the insulin in my data very clearly because its a large magnitude event. If the magnitude is very small, I don't think I will be able to see it and I wont have any info about whether I dosed correctly.
What is the benefit of dosing small corrections over a large time interval, instead of doing it all in one shot? I see negative consequences, but am unable to identify what the benefits are. I may not understand.
Sorry, LBREP, this gets a little wordy and may not be clear. Its good practice for me to talk to about this stuff because it might help me express myself more clearly. I think I have difficulty 'using the language of diabetes."