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*To*: <email @ redacted>*Subject*: [IP] solution for skyrocket in the morning*From*: "Gina & Jose" <email @ redacted>*Date*: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 08:16:03 -0400*Cc*: <email @ redacted>*Reply-To*: email @ redacted

Hi Lisa - I know what's going on with your breakfast. The magic words are: Carbohydrate Ratio. You eat an english muffin and coffee plus creamer - how many carbohydrates are you taking? It's easy to determine your breakfast carbohydrate ratio, as follows: let's suppose that you have 30 carbos. What carbohydrate ratio are you using? 1:15? 1:5? 1:10? Let's suppose 1:10, but it does not matter now. So dividing the carbohydrate quantity by the carbohydrate ratio (30/10) we'd have 3 units of insulin. Supposing that your fasting blood sugar in the morning is 130 and your target is 110, and that your insulin ratio is 1:50, we'd subtract 110 from 130 and divide the result by 50 ((130-110)/50) and have as result 0.4 units of insulin that must be added to the former quantity (3) - (3+0.4) - resulting in 3.4 units of insulin. What does 3.4 mean? That you'd need 3 units to digest that quantity of carbohydrate and you'd need 0.4 units to adjust your current blood sugar level towards your target. After two hours you must test your blood and know about your level - if is high your carbohydrate ratio is wrong. For accuracy you must proceed this for a couple of times and AT THE SAME TIME - this is VERY important. Our carbohydrate ratio varies - within a three month period I need to make few adjustments. The secret is to know how to adjust your carbohydrate ratio throughout the day, so you either wouldn't be tied with time to eat because you know your carbohydrate ratio for that time or wouldn't make calculus "more or less" correct for a different time than the one that you have your carbohydrate ratio. So you need to work with your carbohydrate ratio. How many do I have?, would you ask... If I eat 3 times a day I use 3 different carbohydrate ratios. If I eat 5 times, I use 5 ratios. 7 times, 7 ratios... Everything I need is my personal and agenda-sized computer, my glucometer and to know how many carbohydrates I am eating. Would be weird If I go to a cafeteria and begin taking notes out of my pocket, numbers and numbers, check the time, check the blood sugar level, and so calculate my insulin quantity... don't you think? I made it easier and as I told you it's very simple - and accurate - knowing how to do that. I wish you the best luck in this world. Jose email @ redacted ---------------------------------------------------------- for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml

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