My morning blood sugar at 6:30 AM was 115. Normally I would do a pump bolus but today I decided to skip the extra Insulin. Three hours later (after my shower) the number is 138. I also lowered my basal amounts by 0.25 units an hour a few hours ago so that can account for some of the rise. I am going to once again not bolus (give more Insulin). Perhaps my body takes a while to kick in providing insulin on its own when it has been habituated to externally provided Insulin.
Also I have noticed that after a shower my blood sugar seems to be higher. Not advocating going European or some crazy thing but we do seem to take a lot of showers in the US. I’ve noticed that the Blood sugar after a shower tends to drop faster than the Insulin I have provided would indicate that it should.
If this is still a manifestation of the Dawn Effect then even that will decrease with time.
So I waited an hour and measured again (with no bolus at all this morning). Instead of seeing a high number I was back to 113. If I had given Insulin it would have not dropped so quickly.
INSULIN IS KILLING ME!!!
End of the Day 2016-08-13
Did a couple of things today. Decided to double down on my level of Insulin drop. Lowered at first to 12 units per day and then dropped to 8 units a day. Did no boluses in spite of a couple of “higher” numbers (130’s 2 hours after my LCHF meal). Decided to remeasure a little later and the numbers were down. End of the day my number was 125 which felt pretty good considering how far down I dropped my Insulin for one meal.
Let’s see how things look in the morning.