New here, although I was a heavy reader of this forum for months when I was deciding whether to go on a pump or not. Anyways, I could use some insight/advice/suggestions.
I am a type 1 diabetic (for about 16 years now), 25 years old. I recently went on a pump in Feb of this year (tandem w/ control IQ). I was an insulin pen user for all of my diabetic years. So far, I’ve seen great success with the pump, couldn’t be happier with my choice to transition! However, I am currently struggling with highs (190s-250s) daily, a few times a day. I’m not sure if this is because I am currently working from home and my entire living/eating schedule has been thrown off. I saw much better control when I was physically going to work, where I rarely saw highs or lows.
I’m looking for suggestions, what I should be looking to change first? Basal? Carb ratio? Correction? How long do I go in between changes before I know it is not working and to try something else?
The pattern I’ve seen is that I tend to go high between early afternoon (11:30ish), return to range during mid-late afternoon until about dinner time (4:30ish) and remain in the high range until about 8 at night.
Thanks for any input. My doctor is currently not seeing any patients in-office and unfortunately my Mac does not seem to want to let me download the tandem software so that I could pull up my pumps data on my laptop to try to help me figure this out!