Here's something I find baffling.
Last night at dinner I really wanted to use the bolus calculator on my pump and also wanted to see whether my pump would be functional with the new battery cap. So, I reconnected it and bolused for dinner. My blood sugar finally came into and stayed in range. So now I'm wondering if the Apidra in my pen isn't working (it ends up going in my pump eventually, so I'll find out).
But here's the really weird part!
Due to dropping so much overnight the previous night, I decided to not take Lantus. My plan with that I'd just turn on my pump's basal (which was suspended) if I went high overnight. But...I didn't go high. I stayed perfectly flat. I woke up to a reading of 6.2 even though the only Lantus in my system was the 20 units I'd injected the previous morning. Twenty units is less than half my pump's basal!
So, I did the same this morning: injected 20 units of Lantus and have kept my pump's basal suspended, but did use the pump to bolus. So far, my blood sugar has stayed in range.
I really don't understand it. I've heard people say "less is more" in regards to insulin before, but we're talking about using 55% less basal. Seems crazy to me.
In other news, my pump with the new battery cap seems to be back to normal, which makes me very happy!