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Re: RE [IP] what to do when this happens



Hi Jason

I saw your post about correction boluses.

It's good to find out how long the insulin you are using stays in your 
body. For instance if you are using Humalog, it works for 4 hours. So if 
you take a correction bolus, you should see your blood sugar changing 
gradually over 4 hours, but you wouldn't see it get down to your target 
level until the 4th hour. Sometimes it happens quicker but there are 
general rules as to how the insulin works.

I think this is what someone was talking about when they mentioned the 
residual insulin effect in one of their responses. There are formulas you 
can use to predict where your glucose will be in one hour, two hours, 
three, and four hours from the time of a correction bolus.

If you are interested, I can tell you more specifics on how I use it.

Sue Kinzelman
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