I don’t really target a specific number. I look for flatness and being in-range, or making adjustments so that I can get in-range. So I will eat or bolus to be flat and in-range.
For example, if there is a slow drift downward, I will eat just a small amount so that it will settle in-range.
If I am rising, I might take insulin even if I am still in-range. Like if I am 90 and it is climbing, I don’t wait until it is out-of-range, I will take insulin right then to stop the climb.
So the key for me is both flatness and in-range.
The DIRECTION, not just the number…
I apologize for asking again, because I think we may have already discussed this, but how are you doing your basal insulin? Pump or something else?
This might make sense, depending on what your "idea of what’s low” is. If your CDE is saying that you do not need to always be above 130, I agree with that.
Try to work on the flatness a few hours before bedtime. Rather than only waiting until you are going to bed, look at the direction your BG is moving a few hours before bedtime and take steps to address it then. Small fixes a few hours before bedtime to stop rises and drops.
You have to find an area that you are comfortable with, and also look at the direction.
Another way of saying it - for you maybe a flat 110 is fine, but a rising 110 is not?
Maybe for you a flat 90 is fine, but a dropping 90 is not?
Try to look at it that way - direction AND number.
And if you want specific ideas about basal adjustments, please let me know.