Since DM has been sick and has been adjusting her basal…
…it got me to wondering about crazy basal numbers people have had.
I don’t generally go back and look at entire days, but I know I was using a lot less the past couple of days, and I took a look some of my days.
I was shocked to see that yesterday my basal for the 24 hours was only 35% of a normal day.
People talk about the 50-50% guideline for basal/bolus for a day. Yesterday my basal/bolus split was 23% basal and 77% bolus for my TDD.
My basal is not set wrong, just a few days ago I hit 100% of normal, and it worked fine. Right now it is 2:45 pm in my time zone, and I have already used more basal units in less than 15 hours today than I did the entire 24 hours yesterday.
So I was wondering, how much craziness do people see with their basal percentages from one day to the next? How much do you adjust your basal?