Today I did a little experiment.
Fasting BS was 80.
Didn't take any basal before breakfast. No bolus after.
Breakfast was a piece of fried fish (no batter - just fish - the piece was about the size of my hand and not thicker than my hand either, salt and olive oil), and a small cup of plain coffee with just a touch of milk. Probably about 1 gram of carb or less. I haven't noticed that caffiene raises my levels.
At 2 hours, I was 98. Not terrible, but a rise. I like to get back down to close to fasting by 2 hours.
Normally if I eat very low carb I don't add anything for protein or fat, and just count on my basal (curently 14 units in the morning and 8 units at night) to cover it.
I adjust my basal based on fasting bs. If I get to 90 then I would add one unit of insulin each to the morning and the evening dose until my fasting is back to 70 - 80. This was not told to me by a doctor, this is just how I do it. If I've eaten a heavy dinner (occassional) then I would also just for that evening add 1 - 2 extra units of basal.
If I eat < 10 g of carbs (and moderately of protein or fat) I would be fairly close to or back at fasting back at 2 hours without any bolus (except for breakfast where 5 g is my target now). Lunch and dinner - 10 g of more of carbs I now dose at about 1 unit:10 g.
However, I don't want to be forced to eat on any fixed schedule - the reason why I switched from 70/30 to basal bolus.
So should I be taking less basal, and using more bolus for carbs, as well as counting protein and fat?
Pregnancy insulin resistance is obviously starting and things I could eat before without going high are now sending me above target. I think I need to work out a more accurate approach before things get worse.
Hope this is not a stupid question. I don't have anyone outside of this forum to ask these sorts of questions.