So this is very, very interesting to me. I have heard this before but have never really had a good conversation about it. From what I understand, you’re not supposed to use your basal to cover your food, but… why not? I’m not asking to be difficult; I’m asking to understand. If a heavier basal for a period of time results in a lower BG, which makes light snacking (I’m a grazer, so this is my favorite) a requirement, why is this bad? Outside of the obvious, of course, that it will put me at greater risk for hypoglycemia.
I’ll just say that the alternative, with basals that will pass the tests comfortably, often leave me with blood sugars that jump easily. When I handle it this way, I find myself having to wait… to have a snack, to eat my soup, to drink my coffee… I’m just not fond of it, and I don’t always do that well. I had to bump up the basal recently, with Eric’s help, to accommodate for a couple of days of high blood sugars, and I was surprised to see how much I liked it even when my blood sugar returned to normal.
Long-winded. I know. This is just an interesting subject, and I’d love to hear thoughts.