For the first few days I was here in Australia, I was wondering why my morning blood sugars were such crap.

“Must be the travel, or the time zone change, or the lack of sleep, or the food-on-the-go,” I reasoned.

Nope – it must have been the fact that I changed the time on my pump to PM instead of AM, giving me the basal rate pop I need in the late evening hours, instead of the wee morning hours, therefore causing me to wake up much higher than normal.

Time, especially the timing of my basal rates, is of the essence.