Re: [IP] Do you use your bolus wizard?
Like Glenn, I don't count carbs either. I usually do not use package foods
that tell me on the label how many carbs are in a serving. For example, I
make my own bread and estimate how many carbs are in a hand cut slice.
Sometimes I make my own pasta and I estimate how many carbs are in a half
a cup. Starchy vegetables that are easily measured are, of course,
counted. Complex recipes, your guess would be as good as mine; but I check
after 2 or 2 1/2 hours after the meal. When it comes to fats, like pizza,
all bets are off. After the two and half hours of eating then I do an
extended bolus for six to eight hours. Lean proteins are usually
negligible for me.
There are too many variables to depend on the wizard. I use it to do
corrections to my BG if high. Good luck. Liliana
On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 3:59 PM, Glenn Primack <email @ redacted>wrote:
> That sounds like what I do currently. I don't count carbs at all, I just
> look at a meal and think of it in terms of how many units, not really
> thinking about the number of carbs, but thinking about what has a meal like
> this done to my blood sugars in the past and what how many units I took to
> cover it successfully.....Doesn't always work perfectly but seems to work
> way better for me than the bolus wizard. I may have to try tweaking some
> of the settings.
> On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 3:42 PM, Steven Schoch <
> schoch6+email @ redacted> wrote:
> > When I first started seeing a diabetes specialist 21 years ago soon after
> > we were married, my wife asked if I should consider counting carbs. Like
> > most people, I'm resistant to change in most things, so I said, no, I'll
> > just keep estimating based on what I know.
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