I am finally losing weight, and believing it. My TDD is down, and while I’ve had a bobble up or two, I am seeing a steady increase. Almost too much but I’ll take it right now, since it has been SO long since I’ve been able to lose weight.
I get hungry again, but I think it’s usually associated with a low blood sugar, so I’m trying to keep that from happening.
I’ve actually raised my bolus carb to insulin ratio by one, and I’ve reduced my evening basal by 10% because I keep going low during dog classes. I even reduced my dog agility ratio by 10% – though that wasn’t firmly adjusted because it hadn’t happened enough lately to be a real basal rate. It’s just an estimate based on my usual basal rate.
Yes, I’m one of those people with multiple basal rates, which always surprises my endo. I have one programmed in my pump for regular days like today. Just to get to my room I have to do quite a bit of walking, and I’m much more active.
I have a weekend basal rate which is about 20% higher than my weekday rate. Again, not as much walking.
I have a workshop basal rate that is about 50% higher than my weekday rate. That accounts for sitting in one spot and being stressed.
Then I have the agility basal rate that is between 30-40% of my weekday rate. That accounts for the sitting and waiting and not being quite as stressed. It’s also a shorter day than my workshop rate.
I even have different bolus rates based by the time of day. I tend to need more insulin to process my earlier meals, and less to process my evening meals.
Anyone else see that much of a difference?