I started insulin last December. I had worked to get my basal "dialed in," and for a while things were pretty stable. But recently my needs seem to have dropped. Markedly. I've dropped my basal levels a total of 20% over the last two weeks and I am still seeing some mild hypos during the day. I guess everyone deals with changes and you would expect increases if you get sick etc, but it must be harder if you are LADA. And I wonder if I am going through similar issues (even though I am diagnosed T2).
So what I have been doing is simply changing my basal rates for my morning/evening shot by a single unit every 2-3 days based on whether my average before dinner/morning reading is above or below target. And I've been doing similar things with my bolus, increasing or decreasing my ICR by a small increment based on how well I have done after meals over a period of 2-3 days.
While this slow method works, it isn't very responsive. I've been reducing my basal steadily all month it seems. And while my hypos are mild, in the 60s, I am not happy being in the 60s routine during the day.
Do you see lots of variability in insulin needs? What do you look for to gauge insulin demand? What techniques do others use to adjust to fast changing insulin needs?