I can never seem to get the hang of using the dual wave and/or temp basal setting for high fat/carb meals. I’ve seen/heard/read other people’s stories of what works best for them, but so far I have not found what works best for me.
Case in point – we have a local fast food place here called Taco Bueno. I have been experimenting (which has been easy, because I love me some Taco Bueno) with getting the same meal every couple of weeks, and trying different coverages for the meal. So far nothing has worked. I am still high afterwards.
The food I’m getting is 116 carbs (don’t judge) and I’ve tried a 50/50 dual bolus, a 70/30, a 60/40. I’ve tried adding a 10% basal increase to the dual bolus – usually over a 2 hour timeframe. But nothing seems to work.
I know lots of people have the same issues with pizza (as do I) but this is driving me crazy. I do understand that what works one time, may not work the next .. but I have yet to find a combo that works at ALL.
Does anyone have suggestions on what works well for you when you have a high carb/fat meal?
And to clarify – I do not eat like this all the time. But I do occassionally, and would like to know how to cover it properly when I do. I am currently 23 weeks pregnant with twins, and eating more than usual (even though I have not gained a single pound, even being pregnant with twins!) so I’m taking in more carbs/calories than usual.