Thankful for: Temp Basals

It’s Thanksgiving Week and I figured I’d throw out a few “thankful for” posts, as that seems to be a trendy thing to do this month.

Anyway – I’ve been MIA for the last few days because the hubs and I decided to go see Disneyland all decked out for Christmas. YAY! We had a very expensive enjoyable weekend to ourselves while admiring how The Mouse does itself up for the holidays.

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It does quite nicely actually.

My blood sugars were tricky, in that you are generally surrounded by not-all-that-healthy food choices but you are active for up to 8 hours per day.

1459814_10152059354311257_21927445_nThis is generally what I saw an hour to two hours after a meal. (That high trend was me skipping breakfast and getting on an airplane at 8 am.) So – a bit scary to see that slight downward trend with 5-6 active units left in your system and no typical post meal spike present. (I think I might have had one high alarm the entire trip.)

So I used the temp basal setting on my pump a lot this weekend. It didn’t always work and I still hung out in the 60s and 70s. But – it saved me from a lot of grief during some of my middle of the night alarms. (Because, exercise can effect BGs long after the day is done, y’know.)

On the flipside, I got to enjoy a Dole Whip, half a churro, and gingerbread bengiets without any spikes in the sugar. (Or insulin for that matter!)

Oh and this:

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Certainly not a Disney breakfast without one of these. YUM!

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