I’ve had more exhaustion than usual all summer. The new Minimed Carelink USB device has made it a lot easier to look at my numbers on a regular basis. One thing that stands out is extremly high standard deviation (SD) - over the last two weeks, my SD hit over 100 once and was 79 on average. It’s always been higher than I want - but 50-60 is more typical for me. I know this is a measure of my daily swings from high to low. My suspicions for the swings are usually:
- I’m just brittle
- Scarring under the infusion set - inconsistent insulin absorption
- bad insulin
The problem with these suspicions is that there isn’t much that I can do abut them, and the insulin is rarely bad. How can I change diet, exercise or medication to improve this number? Any experiments, regimens, or tests you can recommend? What should I be looking for?
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