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Re: [IP] carb to insulin ratios


Trent is under 40 lbs, 4.5 yo.  One unit covers 25 to 30 g CHO, 
although when he was sick I saw this go as low as 18 g CHO.  His 
basals are between 0.1 and 0.2 per hour, but we have never tried 
fasting so I'm not 100% sure.


>I'm struggling. Based on Alyssa's insulin intake (about 12 - 15 units per
>day) she should be using a ratio of 1-unit covers 33 to 41 grams of
>carbohydrate (500 divided by 12 to 15). She initially tried 1 to 40, but had
>to change that. Presently she's using 1 to 15 for breakfast, 1 to 20 for
>morning snack and 1 to 25 for all other meals. Well, the 1 to 25 doesn't
>seem to be covering, and I'm struggling with changing it. She's done fasting
>to check basals, and they are pretty close to perfect (using 8 different
>basals throughout the day). I was wondering what other children are
>experiencing. How close is the "500 Rule" to ideal for them?
>Mom blessed with two; Chad 7 (dx 2/96) & Alyssa 9 (dx 5/98) started MM508
>pumping 7/21/00
>Vernon BC Canada
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