So three days in and I'm allowed to adjust my dose now per my doctors instructions---some of my initial observations are a bit counterintuitive to what I'd expected so I thought I'd share them--
1) I appears that I'll actually need a little bit more tresiba than lantus, which is not what I was expecting to see, but isn't necessarily bad, it's just a surprise since I was initially concerned about stacking up doses... I say this because I've been waking up slightly over 100 over the past couple days, which is something I can avoid most of the time with the same dose of lantus particularly when I exercise as much as I have been-- possible coincidence though because both my kids have colds right now and higher fasting bg is almost always the earliest sign of a cold virus for me...
2). This basal is very, very stable. More-so than lantus, which I never really had any complaints about either. Counter to any logic I can figure out, with lantus around hour 20 (when it should be wearing off) is when I have tended to drift a bit low--- I always just assumed because around the early evening hours I don't need much basal and it was just going to be a fact of life with a 1x daily basal. My assumption was that this would be even worse with a basal that's not wearing off at this point-- but it's not happening with tresiba, not even when I exercise without eating around this timeframe so far.
3) The pen I hated at first has grown on me. It has some sort of spring mechanism so basically just a tap on the button after the dose is dialed up dumps the whole load quite quickly, this was a little bit alarming at first but I think I'm going to like it.
4) novofine plus pen needles that came with are way better than any I've ever used before--- they're only 4 mm but they have a solid perpendicular face below the needle so you can just stab it right in without pinching, etc ---I know you can with any needle that's short enough too, but it just feels like a better idea with these with their face below he needle instead of the needle transitioning to a just slightly larger plastic cylinder. I can't even feel them.