“You only need a few days of living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) under your belt to realize just how powerful insulin is: It has the power to both keep you alive for another day and threaten your life on a daily basis.

Somewhere in the middle is the perfect dose your body needs in response to more than three dozen variables that can affect blood sugar levels and insulin needs on a daily basis.

Getting the right basal, or ‘background,’ dose is a critical part of staying healthy and sane.”

Read the full article from DiabetesMine on Healthline