I’m starting a new job, and have lost some weight because I walked about 10 miles per day while in Vegas for the DefCon conference, where I went to see the Medical technology village and speakers. Dexcom guys were there. Abbott Labs (Libre) guys were sponsors. I shut down all medical devices and swapped into manual injection for the duration of the conference. No problems resulted…except for the floods and the person who called in an active shooter threat to the airport.
So, in this new phase, I will leave basals the same and start making adjustments a couple days in so I can see the effect of my new schedule.
I will bring lunch and snacks in case food resources are limited
I will keep a close eye on the dexcom so I see the lows coming. If I wear pants with pockets, I can keep closer watch in a less obvious way. I don’t want to look like someone who is constantly looking at their phone because that is an unlikeable quality.
I will stay hydrated with Gatorade zero and get enough sleep. I’ll go to bed early and drink some PM Theraflu to guarantee that I sleep well, despite any stress about the first day.
No APS, just same old fashioned Omnipod.
Some of these large shifts in my basal make APS tricky because the thing just spirals out of control with incorrect basals. But I may try the new system after some feedback from other people - the Omnipod 5.
I used to love Theraflu. My chronic inflammation makes me cough at night, and Theraflu was a nightly ritual so I could sleep. Had to give it up, though. Makes me spike something terrible. Never did figure out how to manage it.