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Re: [IP] Bolus question

----- Original Message -----
From: "susanne" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2001 10:57 AM
Subject: [IP] Bolus question

> For those of you who carb count-Do you calculate your bolus according to
> the number of carbohydrate exchanges you eat or by the total number of
> grams of carbohydrate?
> We calculate by the total number of grams.  Unfortunately all food does
> not come in l5 g. sizes.  So we feel that we get a much more accurate
> bolus using grams and adding the total together rather than 2 l/2
> exchanges or whatever.
> Mary who is 9 had her first sleepover this weekend.  She did great.
> Some extra testing  and a few phone calls home asking how much to
> bolus.  She had pizza, went out for a milkshake and then Krispy Cream
> donuts for breakfast.  Then she had a ice skating birthday party with
> more pizza and birthday cake.  Her weekend ended with the final soccer
> game of the season.  She is at school today to rest.  Needless to say
> that without the pump and also more frequent testing, we would have had
> a much more or impossible time managing it all without the pump.  Her
> last A1C was 6.7.
> Susanne
> Great A1c, I bolus for what I eat since the other carbs didn't go into my
tummy and wont be doing anthing to my bg. I agree, you can live like a human
with a pump. spot If you bolus for stuff you didn't eat you could wind up
very low.
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