have Bronchitis and antibiotics. In bed, eating OK but zero exercise. Increased basal to 115% on pump. Do most of you do this or just change up bolus and play chase. Thanks for thoughts
Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hopefully it passes soon.
We have drastically higher BG when really sick. It is quite difficult to get them under 300.
I usually bump the basal up to 150% and do an extended bolus of 2 units per hour on top of the temp increase. For example 12 units extended over 6 hours zero percent up front.
If I see the cgm dropping below 250 then I can cancel the extended bolus and see where it goes.
Sick days are tough. We just pump insulin. Whatever it takes.
While I don’t think a 15% increase in basal is very useful (IMO), using the temp rate feature is a good idea.
Thank you Tim and Dave for your thoughts I have upped my basil to 125% and hovering in the low 200s which feels OK I guess being sick
Also changed insulin to carb ratio from 1 to 20 to 1 to 14