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Re: [IP] 30-40 min after insulin

"Pumping insulin" says 15 m. before you eat, doesn't it?  I just finished a 
continuous glucose monitoring devide 3-day session.  Most of the time, we 
took the insulin 15 min before eating, a couple of times we didn't.  My 
husband's blood sugars go up when the insulin is delivered just as he starts 
to eat, but they don't go out of range and they come right back down again.

I found that I could bolus 15 m. before he ate, because we had so much 
recording to do that the time was quickly used up!  In the normal run of 
things?  I don't think so!  Also, my kids are not living at home!  That 
means I get to devote the time I used to have for them to my husband and his 
diabetes.  I think I would find all this measuring and calculating and 
testing a major difficulty, if the kids were still here.

>From: "Holly" <email @ redacted>
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>Subject: [IP] 30-40 min after insulin
>Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 19:21:37 -0500
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>I was wondering if everyone takes their insulin right as they eat, or 
>before...It seems that if i take insulin when i eat, 2 hours later, high 
>but my endo told me to try taking insulin 30-45 min BEFORE i eat, so 2 
>after meal, numbers should be better.. This seems to work, but it isn't 
>easy.. Dining out means never knowing how long till the meal comes, and 
>the portion size will look like.. I can do it at home, but even then it is
>hard... You have to pre-plan EVERYTHING... ok, this morning i will have 2
>waffles, 30 carbs...bolus for that, go take a shower, dry hair, get 
>ok, 30 min have passed, now i can eat!  (hoping an emergancy doesn't come 
>and i can't eat at that moment) Just wondering if others do this 
>for any thoughts!
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