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Re: [IP] Carb/BG/Insulin Ratios
If you read my last post you would know that glucose tabs don't do much for
me...but maybe if I drank 4oz of OJ I could see the same results. Or ate 4
As for the insulin/carb ratio I have some shocking yet good news..so far.
Old Insulin Schedule w/sliding High Bg scale:
Breakfast(6am-9am) : 28N 14R
Dinner (5pm-8pm) : 14R
Breakfast : 24N ?H
Lunch : ?H
Dinner : ?H
Bedtime : 13N
so the H varies on what I eat and the bedtime NPH had to go up a little
since the H was wearing off earlier then my R was.
here is the shocker. Normally I was taking 14R at dinner time, but since I
switched to H a few days ago I have been having severe hypos about 3 hours
after taking it. so tonight I made a wild guess and decided on a 1/10
ratio of insulin/carb. Ate 30g Carb for dinner and
took 3uH. Granted normally I was taking 14R for this. Dinner time when I
took it my bg was 70mg/dL , one hour later 95 mg/dL, two hours 93 mg/dL
which is perfect in my book. Can you imagine if I took the 14. It makes me
dizzy just thinking about it.
also, I did the 1u test this afternoon. I had miscalculated for lunch and
was running 175 so decided to try. three hours after taking 1u H I was 70
(that was dinner). So that is a 100 pt. drop. Scary since my sliding scale
was 1u/50 pts over. EEEK! That would explain all my morning and evening
hypos I have been having.
Its wild that with H these ratios can change. good thing I am noticing them
now before going on the pump. What I really like is that I no longer need a
bedtime snack. If I eat one my bgs are high in the morning, if I don't they
are perfect so far. YEAH!
sorry so long,
>Carb/bg is easy. Test, eat 2 glucose tablets then test again in 20
>minutes. You should be able to get repeatable results on separate
>days or many hours apart. Just take the difference between the
>readings and calculate the ratio. There are HOWTO's on the web site
>covering this and the whole ratio/basal thing.
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