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Re: [IP] 2 hour post bgs test



thanks Ryan. Am going to try this one out.

Justin

1. First, for the time period you are testing for, do a no-carb, no-bolus
test
for a couple of days.  For example, if you are doing lunch time, then test
at
noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00.  This is to determine how your basal
insulin
is acting.  Assuming that this is FAIRLY stable, move on to step 2, else
look
at step 3...
 2. Eat and bolus accordingly at noon. THen test again at 2 hours and 4
hours.
You want your 4 hour test to match very closely to what your no-carb, no
bolus
test was relative to your noon test.  If these are pretty close, then your
carb/insulin ratio is about right.  Your 2 hour test just indicates if it is
going high for a short while.  If it is, there is a third thing:
3.  A high 2 hrs post meal, but with an accurate 4 hr post meal likely means
you don't have a high enough basal rate, and your carb/insulin ratio is a
bit
too high.  So, you basically have to increase your basal insulin some while
 reducing the amount of insulin you give for carbs slightly. Of course, if
your
no-bolus/no-carb testing in step 1 showed a fairly "flat" set of numbers,
then
your basal rate is probably right.
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