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Re: [IP] breakfast highs /Oatmeal

Hi Mary,

Yes, instant oatmeal will have a higher GI factor than normal oatmeal.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary Costello" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 11:58 AM
Subject: [IP] breakfast highs

> Hi,
>  I read the post about insulin not working quickly for breakfast and I'm
> a similar problem. I'm wondering if I'm missing something here: My basil
> correct since my BS stays normal when fasting (106 to 91 for example on
> yesterday's basil test). However, when I add breakfast, I shoot up 100+
> in 45 minutes and then drop back down to normal. I can't increase my bolus
> since I find I get low about 3 hours later if I try to do that. Am I
> something? Is is just that I eat high GI foods in the morning? I've tried
> different foods and I still have the same effect, although the only
protein I
> generally get is either with yogart or milk. But even when I eat just
yogart or
> just oatmeal the same thing occurs even though I don't think either has a
> GI. Would instant vs. normal oatmeal make a difference with GI? Thanks for
> help, I'm sure I'm just missing something when analyzing this problem.
> Mary
> Subject: [IP] Re:Re
> >> I find occasionally (particularly in the morning) that the insulin
> >> from
> >> the breakfast bolus just doesn't get working very quickly.
> >
> > Changing insulin/carb ratio often works.
> > I sometimes use a 1:5 insulin:carb ratio for breakfast, esp if there
> > is fat
> > in it.  Linda K
> >
> >>>One question to consider is what happens when you skip breakfast
> altogether?  Do you see a rise in BG levels during those morning hours,
> and then a drop later?  That would indicate a basal rate problem.  You
> probably need to elevate your basal rate about 2 hours (roughly) BEFORE
> you would normally wake up and then reduce it back about 2 hours before
> you would see the drop.  Once you can have normal (relatively stable)
> BG levels without breakfast in this way, you will probably find that
> your insulin/carb ratio for breakfast is the same as the rest of the
> day.
> But, as the saying goes here...YMMV!  :-)
> >>>
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