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Re: [IP] Jealous Pumper here!
--- Paula Willis <email @ redacted> wrote:
> I just thought I would send out a little post and
> say that I am truely jealous of alot of you. I have
> been reading many posts where folks are saying their
> insulin to carb ratio is 1:15 or higher....I am 1:6
Have you tried Novolog? I went from 30-32units/day of
Humalog to 21-24unitsday on Humalog. I was really
surprised at the change. Unless, of course, I'm in one
of my menopausal states when 38 units won't keep me
below 200bs. Insulin resistance is a hard puzzle to
figure out. lol peg dx1987pumping1/2000.
I totally agree. Taking so much insulin is frustrating. I just starting
pumping about 3 weeks ago. Before pumping I was taking 100 units of NPH a
day, plus about 20 units of Humalog (on a good day). When I started pumping
my doc started me on Novolog at the same time. My insulin/carb ratio is
1/15, but my basals are my killer. From 12am-7am= 2.0 units an hour; 7am-9am=
1.6 units an hour; 9am-midnight= 1.7 units an hour for a total of 42.7 units
a day of basal, then about 15-25 of food/high bg insulin. I am happy though,
since this is significantly less than the 130 I was taking on shots. I have
lost 9 pounds so far, and I hope to keep losing. The only meat I eat is
chicken (maybe once a week) and I don't eat many dairy products at all, and
since I found out that I have already lost 9 pounds I have cut back on my
carb intake as well, so hopefully I will lose more. I start back up at
college on the 19th and during the day at school I walk about 1.5 miles. So
I would just say, if you are not already using Novolog try switching to
that,and maybe cut down on carbs. Sorry this was soooo long...
Pumping since 7-18-02 with my blue paradigm "Lancelot"
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