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[IP] Estimating insulin needs
I have a questions for the group. I have now gotten my basals pretty well set, but I am still working on mastering this carb counting stuff. I normally do really well, but the other day, we went out for mexican. I calculated my carbs and took my insulin in a square wave to cover it. The square wave was only set for one hour, probably should have been for a longer time? Anyway, a few hours after eating, my bg was 100! I thought I had done so well, was really proud of myself! :) Then, come bedtime, my bg is 222! I took a 2.9 units to bring it down. At midnight it was 208. I thought it was just slow coming down and didn't take anymore insulin at that time. At 3am I checked it again, it was back up to 222! I again took my 2.9 units to cover and bring it down. In the morning I was at 38! Wow, I am a little lost in trying to figure how long that food could have stayed in my system affecting my bgs. I had a chicken enchilada, chips and salsa, and corn cake (kind of like cornbread, but better, a Chichi's special). I figure I was way off on the amount of insulin I took, but would it really have been affecting my bgs that late? We ate between 4 and 5 pm. Any suggestions on how to calculate this type of food. How long to spread out the square wave? HELP!
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