Okay so first real winter with my cgm. Basal rates as of two weeks ago seemed pretty spot on. Wasn’t rising between meals and wasn’t being pulled down either. Great!
I live in the lovely state of Minnesota and we’re starting to get chilly. It’s put a damper on the daily walks I usually take spring-fall, but I have supplemented with more activity to off set that like a half hour on the elliptical, weight lifting etc. Even with keeping my activity level generally about the same and I’d even argue a bit more aggressive and sticking to the same diet I eat the rest of the year I’m now starting to notice a bout of dawn phenomen and just rising between meals which indicates I need to do some basal testing again.
In theory, nothing has changed. I don’t feel ill and I’ve ruled out other things like UTIs that are unsymptomatic for me sometimes. Not feeling stressed or anything I know can impact my sugars.
Can literally just the temp outside change your basal needs even if your routine has stayed pretty consistent? I know your body wants the amount of insulin it wants and I’m not scared to take more- it just feels so weird when nothing has really changed and all the sudden it’s not enough.