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Re: [IP] morning insulin resistance



> << Sam indicates a need for using a ratio of 1 unit / 12 g CHO for breakfast,
>  yet less insulin / carb (1 unit to 15 g CHO) for lunch and dinner. This
>  might suggest that the morning basal rates are slightly higher than needed.
>  In essence the "excess" morning basal is also supplementing the breakfast
>  bolus, "masking" the true ratio required. >>
> 
> Pardon me for stepping on your math, but, if somebody needs 1 unit for 12
> grams at breakfast and 1 unit for 15 grams the rest of the day, and they
> choose to manage the situation with a change in basal rate, then the morning
> basals would be set too LOW.  More insulin is required to counteract the same
> number of carbs. 
> 
You might want to look at the ratio calculator on our web page

http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/howto/ratio.cgi

The howto's on ratios, carbo, bg's, etc... are all good reading for 
this subject.

See http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/howto

There are a bunch of them.

Michael <email @ redacted>
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