I have been on a pump for ten+ years and a CGM for four. I am quite OCD about my readings and was recently told by my endo to "back off" and let my blood glucose remain a little higher. I reduced all my setings: C/I ratio, basals, and bolus amounts. Did really well for a while and now everything is wacky. CGM has been unpredictable: sometimes it is spot on, sometimes meter readings are 50-60 points higher or lower than the readings.
I have been taking a lot of correction boluses and have strictly followed my settings for both correction and meal.
Today I downloaded onto Carelink to try to find a pattern. Carbs per day are pretty steady. One morning I will be 94 at wake up and the next I willl be 193. I am just all over the place. The only really great thing is that I have actually slept through the night.
Anyway, I have been quite down about this and my husband suggested a pump vacation. It would mean 7 shots per day (at least) and most of them would be less than 5 units at a time. I average about 16 units per day and the basal is about 10 of that amount. Of the other 6, probably 3 of it has generally been correction. I do eat low carb.
Opinions? Also, I am leaving on an extended vacation in two weeks.......