So, the Dexcom made me realize something - I have little patience.

If my blood sugar is high, I get quite annoyed. And I get even more annoyed by how long it takes to go down. Bolus rage anyone? LOL!

But, really, I used to do the same thing with test strips, except I'd test every half hour rather than checking every five minutes. Testing every five minutes = lots of ouch.

So, next time I look at the Dexcom, I'm going to take a big, refreshing, deep breath, and remind myself, "Insulin takes time. Insulin takes time. Insulin takes time..."

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With a shot mine changes in about an hour with pump takes quite a bit longer
thanks for sharing. I do the same thing. My endo said to me this past week. GIVE THE INSULIN TIM TO WORK!

Hang in there....today is another day to trouble shoot insulin/dexcom/ type 1 adventures. Always take time to see the blessings in life...and dont forget to laugh!
Yeah I did the same thing... then you would over do it with the insulin and it would go low and then I'd eat too much and it would go back up... Had to learn to relax for sure.
Oh my gosh. Yes! I have bolus rage! Glad to know I'm not alone. :).
absolutely!! Im just getting used to it. Like Jarral Ryter I to would over do it with the insulin then go low and then high again..
I'm just like you. I know insulin takes time but when I see high numbers I want them down ASAP. Unless it is overnight. I seem usually to be very sensative to insulin at night. So it really p***es me off when I get woke up with a high alarm and then I take insulin and it doesnt seem to have much effect. At those times it just seems like trial and error.
I like to superbolus- say add an extra unit or two or three to the correction bolus, but then turn the basal down like -75% for the appropriate amount of time to make up for the superbolus amount.
So comforting to have a name for it - I never called it bolus rage before but that is what I have too. Just joined tudiabetes yesterday - very good company I'm finding :-)
Dex can really surprise me with info that I could go all my life never realizing. For example, coffee spikes my bg like lighter fluid on a fire, so now I bolus more and sooner.

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