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Re: [IP] carb counting vs glycemic index

> Wayne:
> It is pretty easy to get overwhelmed when starting pumping. Carb counting
> can be a bit confusing if you have never done this before. Knowing the GI
> factor of foods can help tremendously, but try not to let yourself get
> overwhelmed in the beginning by all the details. I use my very limited
> knowledge of the Glycemic Index to help me fine tune my plans and
> understand the way my body reacts to food.
> I try to consider the "GI" factor of foods when counting carbs (if I have
> that information available), but I don't become overly concerned with it. I
> simply consider it as a variable when I plan a meal. I understand that a
> high GI factor food will raise my BG quicker and possibly higher than a low
> GI factor food. I use this info in planning how much of a lead time to give
> myself after bolusing, before I eat. I may also use this information when
> planning supplemental boluses for post prandial highs.
A comprehensive list of GI's may be found on member Rick Mendosa's 
web site listed on the LINKS page under Other Diabetes Sites.

Michael <email @ redacted>
Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/