By ashley50 Latest Reply 2014-01-31 15:07:42 -0600
Started 2014-01-30 20:14:12 -0600

Okay i have been on the pump for about 2 years now. At the beginning of this year till now i have been entering my correct amount of carbs in and my correct blood sugar readings and i give myself the correct amount of dosage of insulin, and every time i am always getting low. Its driving me crazy especially at work. I am doing everything right! Does anyone else have this problem? Do i need to have my insulin ratio lowered?

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Type1Lou 2014-01-31 15:07:42 -0600 Report

Ashley, I've found that I've had to adjust my carb to insulin ratios for the boluses since I started pumping in 2011. I never change it by more than 1 carb at a time…for example, if I thought that my lunch-time ratio of 23 carbs to1 unit of insulin was causing hypos, I would change it to 24 to 1 to see if that helped. (You would be bolusing 1 unit of insulin for every 24 grams of carb versus the prior setting of 23 grams of carb) You may wish to discuss this with your endo if you don't feel comfortable doing it on your own. I'm sure that you're making certain to correctly tabulate the carb content of the food you're eating. Unfortunately in my 37 years with diabetes, the one thing I've learned is that our bodies change and we have to make adaptations as we go along. What works well today, may not work well next week!

jarett88 2014-01-30 21:54:38 -0600 Report

Been on a pump 30 plus years. For me I leave my carb ratio the same and adjust basal rate. It works for me. Good luck.