So my CDE who is overseeing my pump start is on vacation this week, and I can’t get a hold of her substitute. I also need more insulin, seeing as I never got a new prescription for Novolog when I started my pump, and my 1-a-month prescription that I filled two weeks ago is almost gone. I am calling as soon as I finish this post.
The patterns I mentioned yesterday are still haunting me. See, these are my morning numbers for the week so far (thanks to Kevin for the spreadsheet). Current procedure I am trying for a couple of days 40% up front, with the rest over 1.5hrs. I am flat or am dropping between the time I eat breakfast and when I hop out of the shower an hour later, so that is good (as long as I don’t drop too far), but I don’t like how much I have spiked by the time I get to work. It is starting to look like I need another bolus at 7:30ish. I think I might try calculating and taking the extended bolus and basal I missed during that 15 minute disconnect (~0.6 units) when I reconnect at the end of a shower. Probably won’t be enough, but baby steps, baby steps. Although I am faithful in my own abilities to make wise and careful decisions about my doses, its easier to explain to my doctors when I actually get in touch with them again.
I whine, but at least it is better than last week, when I was taking the whole bolus over two hours to start then moved to a 25% up front/ balance over two hour deal. Yikes! If nothing else, at least they are patterns, and I am not getting a bunch of inexplicably random numbers. Patterns I can deal with.