Sorry I missed yesterday's blog! There wasn't much new to report. I continued to not have any reduction in insulin EXCEPT overnight when I could get away with 15% less insulin. I didn't spike quite as high after meals and ended up dropping suddenly about 2 - 3 hours after I ate. That's pretty much it. I did also have like 3 pod issues yesterday so some of the lack of reduced basal may just be because my insulin pods weren't delivering properly. I called Insulet and reported 5 pods that had issues since 10/19. The system is usually excellent but when you have a bad stretch it can be really bad. They're replacing them all.
Today I woke up with a blood sugar of about 73 after being on a 15% reduced basal all night. I had an apple at about 11:00am and bolused for 15g of carbs, my blood sugar was about 90. At 11:55 my blood sugar was about 170 and I bolused for correction and 21 grams of carbs (ham and cheese lunchable). I also had about 3 snack size candy bars. I also gave myself the increased Victoza dose of .6mgs, 10 clicks, at that time. My blood sugar continued to rise until about 3pm. At about 1:00 and 1:30 I did give myself correction doses. Around 3pm my sugars started to trend downward. I had a cottage cheese / fruit snack at about 3:30pm. I did not bolus at all at this time but continued to trend downward until dinner around 6:30.
At 6:30pm I made myself a lean cuisine Salisbury steak and mac and cheese dinner and added a small plate of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. I also had 3 double stuffed oreos and about 4oz. of milk. I only bolused for the dinner / veggies. At 7:20 I suspended all insulin delivery from my pump in preparation for my Karate class. My blood sugar at this point was about 150. I had karate from 8:10 - 9:00pm. At the beginning of class my sugars were close to 185. About half way through class I had a 15g carb juice box. At the end of class my sugars were pretty much at 100. I was feeling a little nausea so I ate a pack of fruit snacks. Now, at 9:40, my blood sugar is 129 and rising.
I really did not notice my increased Victoza dosage at all today. I did feel the nausea after Karate but since I didn't get the chance to go to Karate on the lower dosage I don't know if it was due to the higher dose. I do still think that the Victoza is moderating my high blood sugars and keeping them from being astronomical but I could wish for a little more noticeable effect. It's still the first week though so we'll see how it is after a few weeks.