Hi all! I’m sorry I keep posting so much but curious on this. I’ve had diabetes for years but throughout my treatment of it I’ve never had to change things as much as I have this year. I’ve had to redefine both basal and IC due to intentional weight loss.
Question around endo appointment and insulin adjustment: my endo was very firm that with the amount of insulin I’m taking per day my IC should be 1:12 units for all meals. Obviously know I known more about my body then my endo does, but it’s not bad that I seem to need more aggressive ratios?
So for example my current settings are 1:9 for breakfast, 1:8 for lunch(may need to try 1:7 because it’s my carbier meal of the day and I just tend to be higher still a couple hours after eating and sometimes come back without correction but more often than not I don’t) and then 1:10 for dinner. I want to make sure I’m not giving myself too much insulin but based off the fact that I’m not going low I’d assume this is okay?
Also- with basal, how do doctors figure it out? My endo says She’s getting .83 units per hour so we went up to .85 with my pump which some days seems spot on and other days (especially if I’m minimally active the day before) it seems way off. Any suggestions?