I’ve been trying to lose weight, but it seems the more I do, the more I am getting low blood sugars. Total daily dose of insulin has been reduced from an average of 60 units a day to about 40 units a day. I have been trying to lose weight for over a year now, and have only lost about 8 pounds. So, i think maybe my weight loss would be helped if i didn’t have to correct with sugar and calories.
So, i started experimenting with suspending the pump, and it has been difficult. Yesterday night, i was humming along at 80 for about 2 hours before the blood sugar started dropping. It was 62 when i suspended, continued to fall to just under 55, and then stopped and stayed that way. I thought it was just taking some time, and waited, and waited. It stayed at around 55 for over an hour! The pump was suspended for over 2 hours before I got up to 118. This is how long it has been every time I try to suspend to correct lows. Is this normal? I read the tandem pump will suspend for a maximum of 2 hours, which sometimes is not enough to get the sugar back up. Maybe if I caught it earlier? But I don’t want to treat an 80 like a low blood sugar.
Has anyone successfully used the suspend feature to treat lows? Do you have any tricks you use?