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RE: [IP] When do I Check bg's with dual bolus?



I use the dual wave when I know I have eaten something with a lot of fats,
because for some reason the fats just *magically* show up in my BG about
three hours later.  I bolus the normal part as usual for my carbs and then I
bolus .8-1 U per hour (for three hours) depending on whether the fat content
was high or *really* high. ;)  When I test either an hour or two hours
after, my BGs have been good.  Sometimes normal and sometimes just slightly
elevated.  It's a guess on the fats, because no one has calculated how much
a gram of fat will elevate BG.

Hope this helps.

Barb

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 17:56
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] When do I Check bg's with dual bolus?


Hi All,
I have been on the MM 508 for 2 years.  Have not used the dual wave bolus 
much .  Usually use normal bolus.  I used the dual wave today and set it
for 
2 hours duration (pizza).  Normally I check bg 2 hours after I start eating.

Because the dual bolus lasted for 2 hours I was higher than I wanted to be
at 
2 hours after eating.  So without thinking I bolused to correct this.  Well,

you guessed it.  I had a very fast low about 45 min after this.  When is the

best time to check bg when you dual bolus?  Also how do you figure how much 
to use for the "now" setting and "square" setting with a dual bolus? 

I have been diab for 47 yrs.  The pump is the best thing I have found since 
the home glucose meters.  When dx'd there was no such  thing as  home pumps 
or meters, and only had U-40 Insulins.  Was really nervous about using the 
U-80 & 100 when it came out.  Now they are talking U-200 & 500.  Sure am
glad 
for progress.

Donna
email @ redacted
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