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Re: [IP] RE: Meters again/sliding scale
Sliding scale is a way to adjust the amount of insulin you take based on your
current blood sugar. I do it like this. (Blood Glucose) less 100 divided
by 50. So in other words, for every 50 mg/dL I am above 100, I take 1 extra
unit of insulin with my before meal insulin dose. Most doctors write it out,
for example, blood glucose of 100 to 150, add 1 unit of insulin extra ( or
take 5 units total). Something like that. And I get a little fancier.
Before 9 AM, I divide by 40, after, I divide by 60. This is more suited to
my body, which seems to be a little insulin resistant in the morning, and
less so in the afternoon.
As for the One Touch, I use the Profile. All of the strips for all of the
meters are prohibitively expensive. And they all run about the same, for the
most part. Around $60 for 100 strips. This of course varies by sales
promotions and store. But I would guess that is about average. I love the
profile - you can use it to store more info than just blood sugars. It will
store the type and amount of insulin dose, in tenths for a bolus, in whole
numbers for MI. It will also store carbs. I don't think all this is
download-able at this time, but I feel that there is a program in
developement that would allow you to download this info onto your computer.
At this time, you can at least download the blood sugars. Many meters have
that option - but none of the others has the capapbility to manage data like
the Profile. I really like it.