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Re: [IP] Insulin Carb Ratio



I keep forgetting that as soon as I 'THINK' I know what is happening 
with diabetes, it'll jump up and bite me on the a&&  to get my attention:)
I'm a slow learner, took me 64+yrs to get this far:)
don


Cynthia VanDenBerge wrote:

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>Sounds like you absorbed something slower than you
>thought you would, or normally do?  I have had to use
>the square wave function a lot and it seems to help
>me.  I had a strange experience yesterday and maybe
>some of you can explain this one:
>I ate a lot of licorice at work and so I kept bolusing
>to cover what I was eating.  I started to feel
>depressed in the afternoon and attributed it to some
>situations going on in my life right now. I drove home
>and felt very sad and tearful.  Ran some errands
>before going home and once I did get home I checked my
>BG.  It was 25!  My goodness, I had none of the
>typical feelings I normally have with lows plus I was
>functioning fine except for feeling sad and depressed.
> I do not understand how I could have been functioning
>with that low of a BG.  It scared me as I definately
>would not be out and about driving like that.  I
>normally will feel very icky and disoriented at a BG
>arond 40, so why not this time?  
>Blessings, Cynthia
>--- Don Stevens <email @ redacted> wrote:
>  
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>>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
>>
>>
>>
>>Kerry Guidry wrote:
>>
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>>
>>>Insulin Pumpers is made possible by your tax
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>>deductible contributions.
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>>>      
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>>per month is 
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>>>needed so that Insulin Pumpers can continue to
>>>      
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>>serve you and the rest
>>    
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>>>I pretty much always eat a high protein low carb
>>>      
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>>diet and the insulin to carb
>>    
>>
>>>ratio doesn't even work right on that. I mean . . .
>>>      
>>>
>>I am sure everyone on this
>>    
>>
>>>list knows that if you eat meat and cheese for
>>>      
>>>
>>lunch it will raise your blood
>>    
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>>>sugar more than the insulin carb ratio alows for.
>>>      
>>>
>>Anyone else on this type of
>>    
>>
>>>diet have a solution?
>>>
>>>Kerry A. Guidry
>>>Type 1
>>>Dx'd 1-1989
>>>Pumping 6-2003
>>>
>>> 
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>>Also has anyone else found that specific foods do
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>not work with the insulin
>>    
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>>>>>     
>>>>>
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>to carb ratio?  Bread and a few others reck havoc
>>>>        
>>>>
>>with Mich's
>>    
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>>>>numbers.  I was thinking of giving him 50% more
>>>>        
>>>>
>>insulin for these
>>    
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>>>>foods. Em
>>>>   
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