One hour later, after regaining my ability to see straight and breathe again, BG was at 8.4. That was entirely due to the adrenaline causing the liver to dump its load of stored glucose. That’s normally higher than I’d want to be, but it should get reabsorbed over the next couple of hours so a correction bolus here would not be such a good idea. Pre-lunch that had gone up to 10.0, with the bolus adviser on the pump advocating a strong correction, which I resisted. One hour later down to 7.0, two hours late 6.4, perfect.
That really is the beauty of the pump. Previously I’ve have had to cut both my morning background insulin injection and the breakfast bolus which would have had my BG elevated all morning. The ability to fine tune and drop the basal rate an hour or two before the event allows a much more gentle rise for a shorter period of time.
It doesn’t always work quite right though, which is the subject of the next blog.