For Women’s History month, we want to understand gynecological care (or, ‘women’s health’ care) and T1D. How does menstruation (i.e., period, monthly bleeding) affect your blood glucose levels?
I chose 3-4. My BG rises as soon as I get out of bed so I always do a small bolus to curb that when I wake up. I don’t eat breakfast so sometimes I do a second one an hour or so later. I will sometimes do another 1-2 during the day if it seems like I’ve miscalculated my carbs and I’m higher than I’d like.
If I were on the preferred pump that some people on this forum have mentioned with a good CGM, could I minimize bolusing (excluding meals) to just 1 or 2? I may find out this year.
I don’t know why you couldn’t, but it would partially depend on how strict you are about staying in a tight range.
They didn’t really have a choice that fit me. I picked 1 to 2, but it’s really more like 1 every couple of days when I mess up carb counting.
Other. Using Control-IQ 24/7 there are multiple small correction boluses during the day. Depending on what I’ve eaten I’ll add 3 to 4 in addition.
I was doing quite a lot. On Control IQ, the pump gives me 3 or 4 a day. Sometimes less, depending on. . . well, I’m not actually sure why, sometimes everything just works, mostly it doesn’t!
On average, how many adjustment boluses would you estimate you manually give yourself in a day, excluding the times you are also bolusing for food? Cancel reply
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When possible, I prefer a short brisk walk rather than a bolus to manage rising blood sugar ‘cos it’s faster.