Given meter tolerances there's no real difference between 8.6 and 9.3, that can happen between 2 fingers as well. The rise after breakfast was negligible too. So the breakfast was a good one for you. However, the problem is the FBG which was too high. So the question is, how to get your baseline down. That may be achievable with a higher dose of basal, but Insulatard is so notoriously peaky I'd be very cautious. I'd be very interested in which other insulin your nurse was suggesting, because if it was one of the modern basals your task would be much easier.