What methods do people use to spot patterns of how various things affect their blood sugar?
The usual software is pretty useless to me because I don't seem to have regular patterns. I don't tend to go high or low at one particular time of day consistently. I might go low some nights but not others, or high after some meals but not others, and I want to see what might be causing these. When I look at a modal day graph of my readings there is just no pattern. When I did a CGM for a week two years ago there was also no pattern. I have tried testing basals and such but, again, two different days will result in two different results!
I have cut back carbs to usually around 70-80g most days hoping that would help since so many people find success, and it has not helped much. I will stick to it but I think I need to start looking at other factors.
Also related, curious how many Type 1s here are able to stay between 4 - 11 (70-200) most of the time. Especially young women (like 20s and 30s) and those diagnosed as kids.
I don't know if I'm just being unrealistic but I would really like to be able to get to a point where I can stay within this range for an entire day at a time! I know there will always be highs and lows but right now I am not able to stay within 70-200 in any given day which I just find frustrating. I don't know if I've ever had a day where my overall range has been less than 100-150 points. This is not a new thing—I was looking back at my records from about two years ago when my A1c was in the high 6s and even then I was not able to stay between 70-200 most days. When I look back at my records from when I was on MDI and even before that as a kid/teenager, my control is even worse (like 50-350 on an almost daily basis)!
I really, really want tight control and am willing to put in the work, but at the same time continually feeling like I'm not really getting results does not help my motivation at all.