As you know I got my pump and did 5 days on saline to get used to the settings, changing sets, etc. (Good way to work yourself in slowly without pressure).
This morning I started on insulin. No more shots! Yay!
My question is about the transition process. I know I have a basal deficit right now I need to catch up on. I previously took 8 units of Levemir in the AM and 8 in the PM. This morning, as directed, I did not take my 8 units. I started on my pump dose of .525 units per hour at 11AM (6 hours ago). That comes to 12.60 a day (a planned decrease of 20% from my MDI dose). My blood sugars are currently running in the mid 200s and so far corrections aren’t doing much to bring it down. I know this is to be expected as I don’t yet have enough basal in my system, but I was wondering how long it takes to stabilize? I was thinking maybe 12 hours? Or is it more like a full 24?
I’m not particularly worried as I understand it’s a process. I was just wondering when I will be at the point that the results I’m seeing are more indicative of how accurate the new pump doses are. I’m also wondering how aggressively I should continue correcting (with my pump or course keeping track of IOB - what a treat that I don’t have to do that myself!). I’ve never had to continue correcting, because in the past one good correction gets me back down.