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Re: [IP] Square Wave Bolus
On Sat, 29 Nov 1997 email @ redacted wrote:
> After reading what everyone has said about square wave bolus, I tried doing
> that to cover boluses for meals. How long should you set the duration for?
I an only relate what Lily does. 14 yrs old 105 lbs, slender. She
blouses 1/3 with meal and the balance over 3 1/2 hours. This works
pretty well except for fatty foods with lots of carbo, like pizza and
mac+cheese. Those are 1/4 with the balance over 3 1/2 to 4 hours. You
will probably have to experiment a little. It depends on the glycemic
index of the food if it's a lot of one thing. If it is balanced, a good
assumption is that the food digests over 4 -5 hours. You just arrange
the insulin to cover that period of time.
i.e. a bolus to get you started and the balance to run out about an hour
or so before the food is gone. That way the insulin and food match.