Started seeing a CDE on 12/18; unable to control low BGS. Was taking total basal of 8.6u at my first visit and a total of about 12-14 units per day. She had me reduce the basal to 8.05u and the fun started. Within days, my total insulin daily went up to 17-20 units, due to corrections. I was not correcting until meter BG was 180 or above. In most cases it was well above 180–250 and higher. Then things got crazier. I am now taking a higher–much higher–basal of 10.35, based on changes she instructed. My CGM graph on my pump looks like a roller coaster.
Overnight, I am going to 230 to 280 about 12-2AM. I correct. Then 2 hours later, I wake up and test at 375 and higher. I then correct by injection, as I am following the protocols she gave me, and use the bolus wizard for all dosage calculations. No ketones. Then I test at 8AM below 70. Then morning starts and by 10:30-11 AM I am up over 250 again.
I am changing my infusion site nearly everyday. I am stressed out, not sleeping well, afraid to really do anything out of the hose, and everything is so variable. These BG swings upset my stomach. I am stressed to the max. I am not ill–no cold, flu, etc. No med changes or other obvious causes.
Any thoughts? I am out of ideas.