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1. Introduction

1.1 Blood Sugar to Carbohydrate ratio DEFINED.

The BG/Carb ratio is the blood sugar point rise for each gram of carbohydrate (glucose) ingested. An accurate measure of Blood Sugar to Carbohydrate ratio ( BG/Carb ) is necessary to maintain good overall control of blood sugar levels. An estimate of BG/Carb can be made using the 450 rule to estimate the Carbo/Insulin ratio and dividing the Blood Sugar to Insulin ratio (see HOWTO measure Blood Sugar to Insulin ratio) by the Carbo/Insulin ratio. For some people, such an estimate may result in large errors.

This straight-forward procedure provides an easy and accurate check of Blood Sugar to Carbohydrate ratio ( BG/Carb ).

1.2 Disclaimer

The information and procedures contained in this document are provided in the hope that you may find them useful. No guarantee or warranty of accuracy is given, or suitability for use implied by making this information available. Use of the information and procedures is AT YOUR OWN RISK.
You should consult with your physician and health care team when making changes to your insulin regimen.

1.3 Other Blood Sugar related HOWTO's


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