# Re: [IP] carb ratios/what is supposed to be correct for weight

```> I am very perplexed.

It is not that difficult to measure her needs -- see the HOWTO's

The other method is to carefully analyze her bolus records and see if
there is a pattern of correction of high blood sugars after meals and
snacks -- first eliminate all odd-ball data -- say the top and bottom
10% of data based on hbs per gram of food, then look at the
insulin totals for food+hbs and calculate a new carb/insulin ratio.
If there is not a consistent pattern or if the pattern distribution
is pretty even for high's and lows, the carb ratio is probably pretty
close. Michael
>
> after having been told by our endo team that geneva needs way more
> insulin per carb than she has been applying......I look at other
> kids her weight/age and see that THEY are using alot of insulin per
> carb. so, I try out some new ratios.
>
> she is dropping like a rock.   her weight and total insulin per day
> (90# and 26-28 units)  would imply that she needs a carb ratio of
> 1:19
>
> ok...alot of you parents have kids on ratios that range from 1:10
> for breakfast up to 1:20 at the MOST for dinner or lunch.
>
> I tried dinner tonight at 1:20 and geneva was 59 an hour and half
> later.
>
> obviously not the carb ratio.
>
> so...my question is this:
>
> if mathematically... and by the carb ratio  'rule' of IP website...
> geneva is supposed to have a carb ratio of 1:19,  then why is she
> dropping so much while on a relatively low basal. 0.5  (also similar
> to others her weight/age)
>
> no strenuous exercise this afternoon.  sat around drawing.
>
> it is just looking as if these carb ratios are way too high for her.
>
> we are pretty sure that the basals are right for this time period.
>
> ruth
>
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