Every month I go thru a similar drama! Why the heck are my BGs so wacky? Oh yeah, my period is due to start sometime this week. High BG, or I raise my basal, then period starts, and I wake up sweaty in the night w a 54. Have you asked your endo? I self-adjusted my pump's basal rate up .1 units/hour which for me was total of 2.4 u/day. That does seem to help a little.
GOOD LUCK and please, keep us posted. I think this area is tricky for MANY of us!
H i Heather! I am new to this site and group, but I have an additional basal 'pattern' for for these times, so I can switch over and then switch back. I have a MM pump but have an animas on order, I hope it has that functionality!! This helps quite a bit, however when the period hits I always go low. We do what we can!!
I just went off Lantus this summer but I was taking 28units in the morning and 28 units at night so I would adjust in increments of 2 units. The best advice I have is chart your bs and look for the trend, that's the best way to see where and when you need to adjust. Good luck.
I have no answer to your question, as I've only had one period since my diagnosis, but I'm just really glad to hear that other women's BS numbers go wonky. When I asked about it at my endo's office, I had two nurses and a doctor treat me like I was crazy...
Hello, since I am on month two now, I not only got my period early, but it seemed lighter, and it was really annoying to figure out if I am grumpy because of PMS or my BSL..so I will keep track. The bsl did spike a bit and it makes sense that it does because your body is taxed...some docs I don't think fully understand Diabetes yet...soo much fun, well at least I am getting back in the wing of things. So there is an update of sorts.
The biggest problem I have with my PMS and diabetes is that while on birth control ( i tried several ) I was on my period ALL the time. I think I was off maybe 1 week out of the month :( so i stopped the BC and have been regulated ever since.
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