Can I take an extra bolus 10-15 minutes after I get low and then decrease the basal for a while? What do you guys recommend?

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How low were you? How many carbs did you use to treat the low? I am not sure if taking an extra bolus would be a good idea right now. I think it would depend on how low, how many carbs and how quickly your sugar is rising. Remember the carbs you eat are to treat your low so I am not sure if you'd want to cover them at all. I usually never cover carbs I eat to bring my sugar up. Best thing to do is test your blood sugar every hour for a couple hours but I don't think you would want to decrease your basal rate either. Good Luck, hope this helps some!

I learned during pregnancy that I really tend to overtreat my lows. I started treating with fruit juice and a shot glass (a small one where one glass = 5g of carbs). If I was 50-65 I would take one shot of glass (5g) if I was under 50 I would take two shots of glass and check in 15 minutes if I didn't feel OK yet. I almost always came up in 15 minutes with this. I did not eat any slow acting carb and did not adjust my basal at all. If it was almost time for a meal or a snack, then I ate that and bolused right away. I never waited with bolusing as boluses take 15-30 minutes to start working.

When I was away from home, I used glucose tabs only. Now I treat with any carb, but I see that what I did during pregnancy was much better for preventing rebound highs.


I normally take 2 glucose tablets (8 Carbs) when I am around 40's and it brings it up to a normal value. But I try not to change my doses.




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