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Re: [IP] Re: eating whatever and bolusing

It works for me too. When it comes to any diabetic, its not the carbs that
are bad, its the hight sugars levels.  It is really, really hard to get
that through peoples (especially T2's) heads. I eat what I want and bolus
for it and it works for me but you can bet that I get a lot of judgement
over it.
      Im sorry to those who are not able to do it that way and im not
trying to brag about it, that is just the way it is. Of course there are
times when I get a spike and I feel terrible for an hour or 3 but the A1c
doesnt lie. Anyway, the main point that I was trying to make is that we
need to educate people. Its simple, as long as you can keep your sugars in
check, feel free to eat what you want. That being said, I'm sure most of
you know,  the more insulin you take the more likely you are to store sugar
and stored sugar = fat.
On Nov 29, 2013 10:54 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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