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Re: [IP] Insulin Carb Ratio



I've been using the 1/15 ratio with great results.   Thought I was doing 
well,  use a Novopen for my Novolog and it is 'hard' to mess up dialing 
the right numbers.  Maybe this is what I needed to get Medicare & Ins Co 
to speed up their approval on the pump? :)
don
type 1 diag 1940-41


margo2 wrote:

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>Sorry to hear this happened. I've found carb counting to work exceptionally
>well but you have to  know your own personal insulin to carb ratio. Maybe
>you should refigure your ratio as it sounds as if that may be the problem.
>Hope this NEVER happens to you again, that had to be terrible and I hope
>you're feeling better.
>
>Margo
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: email @ redacted
>[mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Don Stevens
>Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 8:01 AM
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IP] Insulin Carb Ratio
>
>
>Interesting evening!
>6:55 pm For supper had chickem & rice, biscuit, salad, cookie wafers. 81
>carbs.   Undercounted carbs by 20-25 and at 1/15 took 5.5u novolog.
>7:56pm - felt a 'little' strange!  glucose  36 mg/dl       few minutes
>later passed out.
>about 8:10-15pm Paramedics arrived and started glucose IV,  their
>glucose meter showed 23 mg/dl.
>
>By 9pm glucose up to 87 mg/dl,  10:14pm , up to 153 mg/dl
>
>Something sure did not work like I expected:)
>
>Think I'll forget this 'carb counting' and just  bolus on anything over
>200mg/dl
>
>don
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>Kerry Guidry wrote:
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>>I pretty much always eat a high protein low carb diet and the insulin to
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>carb
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>>ratio doesn't even work right on that. I mean . . . I am sure everyone on
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>this
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>>list knows that if you eat meat and cheese for lunch it will raise your
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>blood
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>>sugar more than the insulin carb ratio alows for. Anyone else on this type
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>of
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>>diet have a solution?
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>>Kerry A. Guidry
>>Type 1
>>Dx'd 1-1989
>>Pumping 6-2003
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>>>>Also has anyone else found that specific foods do not work with the
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>insulin
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>>>to carb ratio?  Bread and a few others reck havoc with Mich's
>>>numbers.  I was thinking of giving him 50% more insulin for these
>>>foods. Em
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