I had a dentist appointment at 5:00 tonight. When I was a teenager and had a two-hour appointment to get orthotics (and was on R and NPH), I either went low or was almost low. Eitehr way, it was a big topic of discussion and concern during the appointment, and I couldn’t eat for most of it because they were gluing the bits of metal to my teeth. So ever since then, I’ve been very aware of not wanting to go low during appointments. Often times, I overshoot and end up having to give a correction.
Today at 4:00 PM I still had 1.7 units of insulin on board from a food bolus. Since I often go low at around this time of day, I decided to risk it and suspend my pump for two hours. My appointment lasted just over an hour (healthy teeth, yay!). About 20 minutes after I got out, I was drifting a bit low, so suspended my pump for another 30 minutes and ate one glucose tablet even though I technically was supposed to not eat for 30 minutes after getting fluoride. I went and picked up groceries and came home (all walking), and I think overall it worked out very well!
Gotta take the small victories after a week of ridiculous highs (20 mmol/L to HIGH more than once).