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Re: [IP] U-500 Insulin

Mark and Dick

Get yourself the_ Pocket Pancreas_ from Diabetes Mall, or the book 
_Pumping Insulin _by John Walsh. Either one of these publication will 
give you the tools to determine your ratios based on your TDD. I 
calculated your carb ratio at 1:3 based on 500/TDD and your Insulin 
sensitivity at 1:11 using the formula 1800/tdd.. This is how I learned 
to do it.

All the best.

Mark Thomas wrote:
> I just checked my daily totals.  I am running around 170 units per day.  And
> yes I am filling my 300 unit reservoirs about every 1.5 days.
> Dick had a good point about bolus amounts of 15 units or more and how it may
> affect absorption.  Perhaps changing to U-500 will help that, I hope so.
> If I lose the weight which I also am hoping to do, perhaps I could go back
> to U-100 insulin again.  But until that happens, I think this my be the way
> to go.
> My carb ratio of 15:1 represents what it has been set at for a long time and
> to be truthful, I really need to test and verify this.  It may be more like
> 10:1 or maybe less.  Since correctional boluses do not seem to have as much
> of a beneficial affect as they used to.
> Before I go into the pump trainer on Friday, I plan on doing this very thing
> so to be better able to get the pump fine tuned to do the best job.
> Thanks to all of you for your comments and concerns.
> Your great people.
> Mark Thomas
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