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Re: [IP] carb counting {Unused insulin}


Your numbers did not show up for me. Would you send them again?

- -----Original Message-----
From: Jay Watson <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Saturday, November 22, 1997 6:58 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] carb counting {Unused insulin}

>I started thinking along the line of UnUsed Insulin when I started
>frequent testing (7-10 per day).  Without considering this, it is easy
>to double-bolus, where you don't consider the "unused insulin" and bolus
>twice for the "same" high.  I took the Lilley information from the
>Humalog data sheet and I put that into an Excel spreadsheet.  From this
>I integrated the serum-insulin curves and could calculate the percent of
>a dose that is "unused" as a function of time.  The data below is that
>calculation.  I have done this for both Humalog and Regular insulins.  I
>include it all in the event that someone is interested in following the
>mathematics.  If anyone would like the spreadsheet emailed to them,
>email that request to me and include what version of Excel you are
>(SFI -Serum Free Insulin)
>Ruth Elowitz wrote:
>> Michael wrote:
>> >
>> > On Thu, 20 Nov 1997 email @ redacted wrote:
>> > > What do you people do when you are out, and don'y know the carb
>> count of
>> > > something? Do you not eat it? do
>> > > you take a guess? Just what do you do?
>> > Yep!
>> > Rember exchanges? (how could you forget) estimate like that.
>> >
>> > After carb counting awhile, you will be able to look at a plate of
>> food
>> > and guess within about 10%. Really!!  Lily can about 80-90 % of the
>> time.
>> >
>> > The other trick is to eat, check in 1 hour, look at the rise or fall
>> of
>> > bg and adjust by using the unused insulin rule (or its converse if
>> you're
>> > high).  You'd be supprised how many servings of things are exactly
>> one
>> > exchange.
>> >
>> > Michael
>> >
>> Michael,
>> Could you share (perhaps again I'm afraid) the "unused insulin rule"?
>> Thanks!!
>> Ruth
>> > >