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[IP] mexican food
> We counted all the carbos, feeling we were right on target
> and about 2 hrs later he was 56...maybe we didn't count
> carbs correctly so we gave 2 glucose tabs and a cup of milk.
> Well, this morning he came in at 322.
> Could it be the fat in the food?
yes . Speaking from New Mexico where I have been indulging in all kinds of
cheese laden tamales and enchiladas covered in god knows what kinda of sauce.
It is more than likely the fat slowing down the absorption of all those
Next time, do just like you did...count up the carbs....and take HALF of
them when you normally would take all of them...then give the other HALF
about 1 1/2 - 2 hours later (YMMV). If you h have a MNMD, you can do a
square wave or dual bolus, OR do like I do...take 1/2 the bolus with the
meal, then put in a temp basal for the next 3 hours that gives the rest of
For example. today for lunch, I was 112 before meal. I had a chicken
enchilada and a green chili cheese tamale with black refried beans, a whole
wheat sopapilla...and a diet coke...roughly 75 carbs and god knows how much
fat or protein...If I AVERAGE 15 grams = 1 unit, that would be a 5 unit
bolus. I took 3 units when my plate showed up (didn't bolus in advance cuz i
had been low in the morning and didn't want to take a chance that the service
was bad and slow....Then about an hour after I ate, I put in a temp bolus of
1.0 for 4 hours....my regular basal at this time is .5, so I got the
additional 2 units of my lunch bolus spread out over the next 4 hours...3
hours after meal I was 99, 4 hours after meal I was 107...5 hours after meal
I was 141...must have been that lifesaver I ate w/o bolusing.
Trust me, I am not ALWAYS that good....but it seemed like a great example for
Kevin and you!!
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