I'm just celebrating that I'm seeing a lot of nice, healthy, double-digit BG's in my meter window since I really buckled down on the carbs (<= 50 gm/day), figured out my insulin doses and started doing more exercise. Whew. It wasn't that long ago that my HMO's so-called "diabetes expert" had me on an I:C ratio that was all wrong (1:30 when my true I:C ratio is 1:4), I was eating WAY too many carbs and injecting insulin seemed like injecting water, for all the good it was doing my BG's.
Every time I see a reading between 75 and 120 I do a little happy dance. Finally all this effort is paying off.
If anyone is NOT having a happy dance day today, I understand. Managing diabetes SUX. But for the moment, I'm luxuriating in my itty-bitty meter readings.
Wow,that's a great idea I never would have thought of, Trudy! My biggest remaining problem is dawn phenom and the fact that I could set a variety of basal rates is really why I was interested in a pump in the first place.
I never thought about being able to bolus and correct without using the pump to do it. Very clever. I also never heard of a Sure-T and the ability to tweak the site without changing the set. That rules out the OmniPod, but still.
I also learned this month about giving IM shots to do small fast-acting corrections if needed. TuD is such a wealth of helpful information!
"...the more places, the faster the result..."
That's what I have found. If I'm injecting more than 8 units at a time, I break it into two shots. Now that I'm on a very low carb diet (<= 50 gm) I need smaller bolus injections, but my total daily basal is still 64 IU, which I break up into four sites.