I am on a basal-bolus regimen for the past 6 months approximately (NovoRapid+Levemir). When I go to doctor for check-up or get my blood sugar levels tested in laboratories, the tests are always made 2 hours after food. But from personal experience I have found that if I target achieving blood sugar in the normal range 2 hours after food, I invariably have a low before the acting period of the bolus ( 4 hours approx.) ends. So is it a good idea to target normal blood sugar level after 4 hours instead of the conventional 2?
I take 2 shots of Levemir instead of a single bed-time shot as advised by doctor because it gives me better control. But I find that Levemir reduces the blood sugar level by 20-30 mg every hour. So even if I have normal sugar levels at the end of the acting period of my bolus, Levemir invariably takes me to a low during night time due to the long gap.
I am skeptic about taking something to eat at bed time because that would ensure that my sugar remains out of the normal range for longer.
I might be totally speaking crap, not knowing what I am speaking. So I appreciate comments, suggestions and your experiences.