My son uses the omnipod and CGM, and we are trying to test his basals. I have spent a very long time researching how to do this and thought it was going to be a pretty easy thing to do.
His basals were normally .45 in the morning, and .35 throughout the day and night. While fasting, I had a hard time keeping his sugar from dropping low with a basal of .25. If I drop it down to .20 his sugar gets high. I did this for 2.5 weeks and thought for sure I had a steady enough basal program worked out.
So I figured I would try out the new basal program today while eating normally (normal amounts of fat and protein). His sugar stayed 300 all day and no amount of corrections would bring it down until I upped his basals back to what they were originally.
He drinks milk at every meal (10 year old boy), eats chicken, fish, and lean beef, and has about 165 carbs a day. I feel like basal testing is useless because it doesn't take into account the normal amount of fat that he has a day that I'm sure makes his basal needs higher than what fasting shows. Thoughts?