FUDiabetes

Basal Surfing for Insulin Resistance (Sick Days/Hormones/Etc)


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Is it possible that sick day insulin resistance and hormone induced insulin resistance behave by similar rules?

@Michel wrote the following points in his “BG management when sick” post.

All of these quotes seem to apply to hormone induced insulin resistance in my narrow experience. The first and second points are HUGE yes’s when it comes to hormone induced insulin resistance. The third point is very interesting to me…and I’ve been wondering this myself when it comes to managing bg during medium to high hormone times because basal needs do feel very erratic through the day. I have started running 10% more extra basal in the daytime than I run at nighttime during medium to high hormone days. But I do wonder about the second window of circadian low that happens around 2PM: meaning, are insulin needs more elastic than linear when experiencing insulin resistance for a variety of reasons? Do I need more “extra” basal at 9AM than the “extra” basal I need at 2PM? I don’t know…but I’m open to theories and suggestions!

Do FUDders think these experiences (sick day and hormones and puberty and etc) with insulin resistance, and the resulting strategies with basal to manage them, share some similarities in principle?