I've had pretty big post-prandial rises in BG after meals, mostly after breakfast. (before breakfast, my BG is fine when I bolus, then I shoot up at "double-up-arrow speed" to a BG in the mid 200s before crashing at "double-down-arrow speed" to the 60s or 50s.) My endo suggested that I was probably taking too much of a bolus (causing the crash) and that I should lower the true bolus but take advance-basal with it .... essentially a Super-Bolus. (This is described elsewhere on TuD if you're not familiar with it).
Rather than play these kinds of games with my pump, I asked about faster-acting insulins (me, thinking Humalog vs. Novolog). My doc is pretty reluctant to accept what amounts to marketing by the insulin distributors, but gave me a vial of Apidra to try out. I haven't tried it yet.
Does anyone here have experience switching from Novolog to Apidra, and what change have you seen? Did you need to change the time settings for your basals (assuming you pump) to offset the faster onset and tail-off of the Apidra? Any other advice?