I've been on the pump for about 6 or 8 weeks now and have absolutely fallen in love with it. Though I'm doing a much better job of controlling my BG, I realize that I have a lot more to learn about my pump. Something that I'd like some other people's opinions on is how much your BG fluctuates when traveling or during the DST change and also in various work/school situations.

My average daily BG readings had been consistently 105-115; however, I noticed that beginning Nov. 2 my blood sugar has been creeping higher and for the past week my average daily BG has been 150-160. Not much has changed in my life except that work has become more stressful due to a project that I'm in charge of (nothing that I've had problems sleeping over, it's just staying at work longer in the evenings and having working lunches) and the time change.

How much does a one hour time change usually affect your blood sugar? Likewise, how sensitive is your blood sugar to varying levels of stress?

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1 hour or 6 hour time change (when traveling) doesn't seem to affect my blood sugar.

Stress on the other hand does. My endo said that when I know that I have a stressful week, I should use a temporary basal of 110%.
I guess when I travel I don't eat right so my bs will fluctuate. As far as stress goes. This week I had a stressful week and had some readings just over the 200 mark.

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