Hormones #2

Post-lunch BG climbs to 195, which I knew was unusual given what she’d packed for lunch.  Didn’t notice anything with a crazy carb count on her NS.  But those SMBs were really such a nice visual that my loop and I were on the same page about what to do about it.


I ventured a quick text to check in.  I hate doing that, but she was home from school and I wouldn’t be interrupting class…so I did.  I asked.


Woah.  Wasn’t expecting that one.  We are still a little variable on when that pesky thing is coming…so this caught me off guard.  Three weeks…not four.  Ok.

Things had been so steady for the last several days (*except on beach party with cupcakes, teenagers, and suspended pumps for extended times a couple days ago).  I mean, look…so steady, right?  That was yesterday.

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And then today….with the same food basically.  But that red arrow was The Change.


If I could offer a hug to an inanimate object, it may be going to autosens.  I took a peek to see if things really had been *that steady* or if we had actually been getting a lot of help that I wasn’t aware of.

My suspicions were correct.  What had looked like a calm day, was actually the result of increasing ISF and Basal adjustments, as well as auto lower temp targets, behind the scenes.  From yesterday to today…basals went from 0.8 to 1.05. ISF went from 40 to 30.3.  The storm was held at bay until this afternoon when the big hormones hit just after lunch.


We adjusted her basals to 1.3 (based on where we had to adjust them to last month) and autosens is predicting we may need more…we will let it sit here for a little bit if we need to nudge in that direction in a few hours.

I can’t say how nice it is to take what is normally a horrible time (hormone swings) and make it limited to just a few hours of pain-in-the-butt.  The old way (non-autosens and non-looping) was days of pain.

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