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7. Some Suggestions

From what I've seen personally and anecdotally, covering the protein and fat in your pre-meal bolus may cause you to go low 2 to 3 hours after eating. Many people have success by covering the protein and fat using an extended bolus several hours after the meal.

For example, suppose you eat an 8 ounce steak. That includes 7 grams of protein per ounce, or 56 grams. Multiply 56 by 0.6 to get about 34 grams. Fat is also about 7 grams per ounce, or 56 grams. Multiply that by 0.1 to get about 6 grams. Add those together for a total of 62 grams and cover them as carbohydrate using one of the strategies below.

Remember, I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. These are only methods that some people have found useful, not medically qualified advice. Before changing your treatment always consult with your physician and diabetes management team.


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