When we set up Loop, I was worried about the process, but the directions were very well written and it went very smoothly - easier than I expected, although requiring focus and patience. The establishing of Caleb’s settings I found much more challenging. There is no guide for this and everyone is different. Initially we just went with his regular settings and I was lulled into a false sense of security bc on the first night he had a perfect overnight graph even after eating pizza. But beyond that things went a little haywire while I tried to establish his settings.
Add on top of that illness, medication that caused insulin resistance, overnight field trips, disconnecting for dance competitions – it got a little ugly at times.
But, as I heard so many others say, once we got things figured out (and it’s not necessarily all figured out bc things are not perfect although they are much better) Caleb’s bg management has required so much less attention from us, it was worth the ugliness we went through.