Well, better numbers yesterday evening and overnight, but I have no clue why or what's going on generally
But I'll take it!
So yesterday after the pen correction had run its course, we went out to do groceries. Now, I know that a Patti and Sedge often experience lows in the grocery store, but honestly I never have seen ANY difference to my levels and usually the short (20 min) walk that we do to get there has no effect either. But yesterday it took me from 9ish down to 5.3 by the time we got back, and then I was into the low 4s again another hour or so after that. So I had 2 dextabs (8g) which put me back up to 7 or so by the time supper came around.
Where I'd had pizza and Swiss Chalet the two previous nights and seen massive, intractable highs afterwards, yesterday I had 30g at supper, bolused for that and...was heading towards a low 3-4 hours later. I had gotten some mango in for dessert so I thought rather than have YET MORE dextabs (ugh) I would just have a small mango with no additional bolus and see what that does. I ended up at 11-12 by bedtime but then came down on my own to a nice steady, very flat, 7 all night long (and still going so far this morning).
So yesterday afternoon and today have been more like what I was used to seeing all the rest of the week. I don't know why the two days before were so different. It makes me a bit angry, honestly - I did everything I was supposed to! I carb counted, I gave accurate (massive!) boluses. I could understand it still going high afterwards, but not THAT high, not for that long, and certainly not stubbornly refusing to come down in spite of my giving, overall, half again as much insulin as I had originally bolused over the course of the next 6 hours.
It probably is the basal, as well. But then there are moments like yesterday where, between meals/after very mild exercise (more like just moving around doing my daily tasks!) and overnight, basal brought me down all on its own. Makes me scared to either move or eat. Maybe if I just sit here...
P.S. oh yes, and yesterday evening all of a sudden pod site got VERY itchy. Pulled up my shirt to look at it - blood! Not massive amounts, but could see some blood on the adhesive and around the cannula (through the little viewing window thingy). But BGs were nice and steady and responding as expected, no pain or signs of infection, and since I was due to change the pod anyway in 12 hours or so I figured I'll just ride out the 12 hours unless something went wrong. So far, it hasn't - but still super itchy. REALLY looking forward to taking this one off in a few hours so I can scratch (gently!)