In the Women’s Health Category, we’ve discussed changing basal needs and changing bolus needs due to hormone-induced insulin resistance. Personally, I see varying increased insulin need for both basal and boluses during weeks 3 & 4 of my cycle.
I’ve also concluded that I personally need to increase my prebolus time as my hormones ramp up in weeks 3 & 4 of my cycle. During week 4, I need 40-60 minutes of meal prebolus time. Within 12 hours of my cycle restart, I’m back to 0-10 minutes of prebolus time while also cutting my boluses by about 30% compared to week 4 boluses.
Given all of the variables, I’m personally thrilled to keep my A1C between 6-7% while experiencing as few tanks and stuck highs as possible throughout each cycle. Ultimately, I want to be able to keep up with my kids and their activities with as few D interruptions as possible. Knock on wood, I’ve been able to do that to my satisfaction this year. Hopefully that streak continues!