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Re: [IP] Re: eating whatever and bolusing

Stacey, you probably know this, but I'm going to mention it anyway.  When I
want to eat something or basically anything, unless I'm low, I always wait
at least 20 minutes to eat after bolusing.  Especially with something like
a bagel.  I almost never eat them anymore, but if I do, I shoot up, wait,
and eat.  Also, what makes a really, really big difference is doing some
sort of exercise right after eating.  Like walk the dogs.  Nothing
strenuous.  That almost always stops me from spiking.  I know there are
times that this is not possible, but I do try to at least take a little
walk.  Susan

On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 10:51 AM, Stacey Martin <email @ redacted>wrote:

>  Never said I do this every day. I am not a robot, and I also do not always
> react the same way at different times of day etc. but thanksgiving is one
> day
> that traditionally full of carb laden food. So most years I do what I want
> and
> deal with it. I can't predict it perfectly, so I bolus and test and bolus
> and
> test. One day of higher numbers, for me, seems like no big deal.
>  This year, in contrast to most, I ate a meal very light on carbs because
> I went
> non traditional. I ate steak, creamed spinach, salad with vinaigrette, and
> some
> hash browns. Total carbs for the meal about 30.
>  I agree that I couldn't all the time eat whatever I want and just bolus.
> I love
> bagels, but my goodness they have a lot of crabs! So I rarely eat them or
> I eat
> half now and then, but I am human, and sometimes I want a big old bagel
> with
> salmon. So I deal with it with boluses the best I can. I usually go high
> for a
> while. Same for various other foods.
> Stacey M
> Sent from my iPad
> > On Nov 28, 2013, at 14:09, Susan Fong <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> > I wish all of us were that lucky!   The amount of carbs I can eat/cover
> > with insulin, and return to a normal number in 2-3 hrs time is different
> > for me at different times of the day.  It's about 15g breakie, 30g lunch,
> > 45g dinner.   My basals and ratios are rock solid.
> >
> > So I definitely fall into a different category of diabetic.  My category
> is
> > NOT to eat whatever I want and cover it with insulin (if I take more to
> > avoid the post meal spike, then I crash at 2-3hrs, and yes, I've tried
> > superbolusing w/ a temp basal of 0 too).  Once I stopped thinking that
> way,
> > my a1c dropped a full point.  Bottomline, I can't get a good a1c without
> > limiting carbs to some extent.
> >
> > Your mileage may vary.  I totally have a type I friend who can eat
> > she wants and maintains a 6.5 a1c.  I stare at her fluffy pancakes with
> > envy and eat my eggs ;)
> >
> > All of that being said, on a day like today, yes, I usually do let myself
> > go a little high.  The tricky bit is not getting low when you are so
> > stuffed of food that you can't imagine jamming more in lol.
> >
> > s
> >
> >
> >
> >> <I eat what I want I and bolus a lot.>> works for me!
> >>
> >> I recently said something to that effect and a T-2, very overweight - 2
> >> heart attacks and open-heart surgeries commented, "Jan, you are not
> supposed
> >> to think like that. You don't eat what you want and take insulin to
> cover
> >> it."
> >>
> >> I said, "Oh, yes, you do. The purpose is to have a normal BG and that
> is how
> >> you do it - count the carbs with your insulin ratio."  I also told her
> how
> >> they have a class of children to study the c/i ratio, then take them
> out for
> >> banana splits and bolus for it. ;-) She eats what she wants and does not
> >> inject for the carbs, but complains of often being 400 because "those
> >> muffins really raise my BG."
> >>
> >> IOTW: carbs in, insulin in.
> >>
> >> Jan & Muskers- T-1, 11/5/50, pumping 8/23/83, Dialyzing
> > 7/8/02http://tinyurl.com/BooksByJan http://tinyurl.com/evolutionofpumps
> >> .
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