After posting my plea for help on here, I have had loads of responses. Thanks everyone. One of which was to try the Bernstein solution. So I have the book from the library and am reading through it.
I have to say it does make sense, because one of the major problems I have is taking boluses of any size. I just imagine the insulin going in to me as a big puddle, and then suddenly all working at once before the food absorbs. So I under bolus or extend with the pump. And I do eat a lot of carbs.
So it makes sense to eat fewer carbs so I don't have to take too much of a bolus to cover it.
BUT, I don't know if I can be as strict as Bernstein suggests in the book. The only carbs coming from vegetables?? No fruit, milk, bread, potatoes etc. It is very drastic and I wonder if it is safe. Yes he has used it for 40 years and is still alive and kicking which tells you something, but if you don't eat carbs where does your energy come from? Also, does it make you ketotic if you are burning fat instead of carbs?
Anyway in the meantime I am testing basals to get those right. Mornings seem to be ok but lunchtime onwards is not right. I have reduced some of them for tomorrow. As I have been high a long time I felt hypo symptoms at 6.0 (108) earlier on and despite eating 30g carbs it took an hour for my sugars to rise to 8.8 (154). I'm wondering if my gastro is about to play up, ulgh!!!