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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V8 #621



Not everyone has a 1:15 ratio for insulin to carbs. My 16 year old 
daughter's ratio varies from 1:8 to 1:15 depending on the time of day 
and her recent level of exercise. I hope your endo does not expect all 
of his patients to have a 1:15 ratio all the time. That is not good 
medical advice.
Kay

On Monday, December 27, 2004, at 07:53 PM, email @ redacted wrote:

> Rebecca my endo has prepared a book containing more than 10,000 items, 
> their
> serving size, carb content, protein and fat content.  The foods are 
> listed
> down the left side of the page, followed in a horzintl line are the 
> nutrients
> followed by constants from 25 down to 2. Mine happens to be 15. The 
> actual
> formula then becomes:
> Insulin dose = [(gCHO+(gPRO*0.5)+(gFAT*0.25)/15   Then a meal 
> containing 30
> grams carb, 20 grams protein and 20 fat grams would be 30+10+5=45/15= 
> 3 units
> of insulin to cover that meal.  The figures I use are a bit lopsided, 
> but I
> wanted things to come out even.
> He will not sell this book to non-patients of his. His CDE uses it in
> training his patients and then they give it to you or bill your 
> insurance.
> B.W. diabetic since 1958, pumper since 2000
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