Once you know how your body handles a given amount of insulin, you and your dietitian or nurse educator will meet and fine-tune your plan. Take into account any physical activities and how they affect your blood glucose levels, too.
However you decide to go about fine-tuning your insulin doses, remember that you still need to pay attention to your food choices. It’s easy to get in the habit of eating fries and a shake and just taking more insulin. But even though you are counting carbohydrates, calories still count, too.
It will take a while before you feel like you’ve mastered these food and insulin adjustments, but they can buy you greater flexibility in your activities and meals while keeping your blood glucose level where you want it.