I know I can go get this from my book, but I was told a couple of months back that I shouldn’t get from a book that which I can get here. (That was before I did a lot of talking… so maybe I’ll be sent back to my book).
When I received my first pump, my AIT was set for 4 hours. I had no idea what that meant, and the trainer just waved her hand at it and told me to leave it where it was. And that is where it remained for 10 years. (I’m a very good listener). About a year and a half ago-ish, my endo had me switch to 3.5 hours. She sat with calculator, crunching the numbers from my 2 BG readings a week I was taking at the time (I’ve come a long way), and she said she could see I needed it. The only other exposure I’ve had to any discussion about AIT is in the 670G world where people, all OVER the place, are lowering theirs to 2 or 2.5 hours. I’d like to bore you on my theories as to why, but I have some self-control. Oh, and one conversation with @Eric where he said, “what’s your AIT?” (Probably not like that), and I said, “3.5 hours”, and he said, “why?” I didn’t know. End of conversation. I still don’t know.
In my group today, a friend mentioned having just learned of the importance of her own AIT, which she has adjusted to 2 hours for auto mode, and we kind of exchanged a few, very few, words about it. I think we’re at about the same level in understanding. I told her I would come over here and enquire and drag back anything I find.
I don’t even know enough to know what to ask. I understand the setting is just the setting and that your body’s time never actually changes, but is it permanent? Can it fluctuate like insulin sensitivity? With blood sugar that runs high after food, would AIT be something to zero in on? How would one know if theirs needs to be adjusted? And what do people believe theirs to be??
I did know what to ask. But I’m open to hearing anything anyone has to offer. To go read my book included.