I have been experiencing some wonky numbers lately. For me, the best solution to that problem is to do a little basal testing. Easy in theory – tough in practice. According to Pumping Insulin, and accurate basal test needs to start at least 5 hours after your last bolus and at least 3 hours after your last carb intake. Your starting blood glucose should also be in a good range (they suggest between 100 and 150).
Yesterday I got home from work surprisingly early and had a quick snack. That set me up for the ability to run a good basal test last night. I started at 9:30 pm, and tested every hour until 6:30 this morning.
Here are the results:
Well, isn’t that a
I especially like that at 11:21 pm my blood glucose was 146, at 12:18 pm it was 95, and at 1:19 am it was 141. If that doesn’t make me feel confident about my basal rates AND my glucose meter, I don’t know what does!
Waking up every hour is not my favorite thing in the world, and by the morning I think there were two other characters who weren’t exactly thrilled either.