So, my honeymoon is gone or mostly gone. My insulin needs have risen considerably… I am concerned about the amount.
Currently I take 28 units of Tresiba daily. TDD is around 32-40. That’s right, I generally eat carb reduced (not Very Low Carb though). I weigh 83kg, but have a normal waist circumference, and have been doing resistance training, so I suppose this is mostly because of muscle (at least I hope so ).
Now, according to the general starting rules, typical TDD is 0.55 * kg body weight. In my case, this would be ~46 units TDD. I’m under that. But, typically, the basal should be no more than about 30%-50% of the TDD. In my case, it is somewhere over 70% !
Is this cause for concern? Or is this simply because I haven’t been eating many carbs? In other words, as the carb consumption increases, does the basal amount also increase, but to a much smaller degree?