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RE: [IP] square wave bolus



This is what I am hoping for. I too have a rise in blood sugar at the 3 to 4
hour range if there is much fat in the meal. I'm curious about something: do
you use the same carb to insulin ratio with the pizza as you would with
"pure" carbohydrates, or do you still have to take a larger bolus because of
the fat in the pizza?

David Dougherty

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
Of email @ redacted
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 5:14 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] square wave bolus


In a message dated 9/26/99 10:37:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:<< I am trying to decide between a
Disetronic
and a Minimed 507C. The square wave bolus option of the Minimed sounds good
to me but I am wondering how many pumpers actually find it useful. >>


Hi David

I have the Minimed 507C, and I've used the square wave bolus.  One of the
foods I find it most helpful for is bolusing for pizza.  Before I used the
square wave, I would bolus for the number of carbs consumed and 2 hours
after
eating, my numbers would be within range.  At 3-4 hours after eating the
pizza, I would have a rise in blood sugar. (Higher reading than at the 2 hr
testing).  Now when I eat the pizza, I use the square wave feature and bolus
1/2 for now and spread the other 1/2 over 3 hours.  Now my reading at 4
hours
is within range as well as my 2 and 3 hours testings.


Good Luck,
Cindy
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