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Re: [IP] Question....treating lows at mealtime

> Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 14:41:23 EDT
> From: email @ redacted
> I've read here that most of you treat for a low at mealtime, then eat and
> bolus for the meal.  Does it work the same if you just bolus LESS for that
> meal?  Let's say you test at 68, when your target is 90, and your insulin
> carb ratio is 1:10.  If you will be eating 80 carbs, instead of bolusing 8
> units, could you bolus 8 units MINUS however many carbs it takes to up
> 68 bg to 90?

I use minus whatever insulin it would take to cover the difference. Since 1
unit drops me about 100 points, it's usually easy to figure. My calculations
would be 8 units minus .3 (or .2 but lately I've been shooting more toward

Laura L

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