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Re: [IP] How come the ratios don't add up?!

<<<<<<<<<One thing I've always wondered, is why don't the ratios for
carbs/bg rise, and insulin/bg drop, equal up?

  0.20 units of insulin drops his blood sugar 50 points
  10 grams of carbs raises his blood sugar 100 points
  0.20 units of insulin covers 10 grams of carbs

So given 0.20u/10gms and 10gms/100pts, wouldn't you think 0.20u would drop
his blood sugar 100 points rather than 50 points?!  Or, if the numbers for
corrections  and low BG treatment are right, why wouldn't he need
0.40u/10gms when he eats? If anyone understands the difference, please clue
me in! >>>>>>>>>>

I wanted to write 2 points: One was already written by another one:
1) When bringing down a high number one might need some more insulin due to
insulin resistance.
2) When BG is low some of the carbs might pass the colon undigested, which
requires you to eat more carbs to bring up a low.  (Read about it in Diabetes
self management a while ago).

Rabbi Hirsch Meisels
Jewish Friends With Diabetes
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