OK, so i’ve been on line at TuD reading about waiting for the bend on the cgm for pre-bolusing. i have noticed that for my breakfast/any morning carbs, etc, that i need to wait 15 minutes before eating. it works out great. no spiking, no elevation in BGs after eating; basically, my BGs remain the same, steady as can be. however, one other thing that happens with both lunch and dinner is that i can’t wait more than 10 minutes before bolusing and eating. what happens is this: if i wait for the bend, even after i finish eating, my BGs go lower.
i am still attempting to test my basal rates as per John Walsh’s Pumping Insulin. it has been hard for me to get through all of it. i have had some success w/ my over-night basal rate but have not been able to complete the others b/c i either go high or low while i am tracking my BGs and then i have to abort the test. i have been gradually been lowering my basal rates as i have been going, but i am shocked at how little insulin i seem to need.
i read on another post that many people who go through the basal testing recognize that they have been using elevated basal rates to account for carbs in stead of the other way around. i believe that this is what i must have been doing for all these years on my pump. otherwise, how would i recognize how little basal to give myself. i have been lowering my basals across the board since i have attempted to do this test. i also read that while doing the test, start w/ a lower basal and increase it if necessary as you go.
i am very confused about how one waits for the bend as well as the patience one needs in regard to doing fasting basal testing. help? opinions? suggestions?