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[IP] Re: My A1C!!!
Congrats on your A1c! :-)
Now regarding this:
>He said 1 unit every hour won't do
>shouldn't bolus just 1 unit. he said Humalog works for 4 hours you
>for the next 4 hours of food at once, I said well it appears H works
>for about 1
>1/2 hours then just a small amount is still working, and that my
>perfect when I do it my way. He said it don't make
Just so you know, your experience with Humalog is more along the lines
of what I experience. First of all, I don't really see 4 hours of
activity. More like 3.3 hours. Anything beyond that 3.3 hours is
Second, I have been applying an unused insulin rule for myself that
assumes that 80% of the insulin will be used up in the first 1.6 hours
that works far better (for me) than the straight scale method. (The
typical unused insulin rule will say, after 1.6 hours, that 5 units of
a 10 unit bolus is still active. In my formula, 2 units of a 10 unit
bolus is still active after 1.6 hours.) This syncs with your statement
that Humalog works for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
You can help teach your doctor unless you manage to find a new one. :-
) A couple years before I started the pump, I read about using 4 shots
of NPH a day to get a better "basal" rate than using the typical 2. My
endo, however, said this didn't make sense, and it was too hard to do.
Well, ignoring my time on the pump, I got better A1cs while doing the 4
shots of NPH a day than any other time, including when I switched to
Lantus. About a year after fighting me on it, he said he ran into a
colleague at a research conference that was trying what I was
doing...so he all of sudden was open to the idea. :-/ As if my year
of good A1cs were just luck!
So, you probably know more than your doc. :-)
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