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Re: [IP] Weird BGs
Natalie, I bet you forgot that tofu had lot of protein. About 3 or 4
hours would be just about right for some of that protein to be converted to
sugar. So you did good with the CHO but don't forget the protein. A good
starting place is about 1/3 to 1/2 U per ounce of protein with the bolus
given an hour or two after eating. Just so that things don't get so easy
for you, I find that different kinds of protein get converted at different
Yes, the H is probably all gone in you by 4 hours. The "average" duration
of a humalog bolus is about 3 hours. BUT that is only for a small bolus.
If you take a big bolus the tail of that curve can almost double to 5 +
hours. This is a bigh YMMV thing, so you've got to know what constitutes a
"big" bolus for you.
Sounds like overall, though, you're having fun!
<<From: "Natalie A. Sera" <email @ redacted>
Yesterday, I ate some inari-zushi, which is made from fried tofu and
vinegared (and sugared) rice. I estimated the carbs and bolused
At 2 hours PP, I was 102, and I thought I was doing fine, but FOUR hours
PP, I was 191. Weird!! I took a correction bolus, and it brought it
down, but I was REALLY surprised that my BG had gone up so late!
Inari-zushi has SOME fat in it, but not all THAT much, and I really
don't know what would explain the delayed rise.
If indeed, it was caused by fat, does that mean that Humalog is pretty
much gone for me in 4 hours? That's what I think, but want to verify it
with experienced people! :) I assume that the 2 hour reading of 102 was
because of the bolus, and not because of delayed digestion.>>>>>>>>
* Wayne *
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