This week I made the change to my Spring basal rates but I also made a small change in my approach to my blood sugars. I often will over react to the dreaded double arrows on my CGM when my blood sugar is rising. When I saw the double arrows in the past I would take a unit of insulin and wait a half hour, if I was still high or trending up I would take another unit. Eventually all of the extra insulin would catch up to me and my blood sugar would be in the 60s an hour or two later.This year I have promised to not over react and if my blood sugar does rise that I will tweak my basal rate and not react by giving myself unnecessary insulin.
I'm happy to report that so far things have been working very well. I have had a low around 11am the past two days however, I will see how tomorrow goes before tweaking my basal rates. My daily average for insulin this week has been around 32 down nine units from my winter average. With everything going so smoothly this week my plan is to start running or riding my bike to and from work a few days next week. That will be another challenge but after (hopefully) solving the first spring challenge the second one will be accomplished with the same relative ease.