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Re: [IP] RE: bolusing for protein



 I have similar results. I have a mostly protein dinner and take a minimal bolus
plus a 3 hour square wave. By bedtime my sugar is where I want it and my active
insulin is nil.

Richard

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> On Feb 28, 2014, at 7:32 PM, George Grant <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> Susan wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> "So, this is what I conclude.  If you eat a nice chunk of meat with nothing
> else, you may need some insulin as the body will use the protein as a carb
> to some degree.  If you eat it with a carbs and it's a low fat meat (such as
> chicken), you really don't need to dose for the protein.  On the other hand,
> if it's a big fat chunk of fatty meat, I'd take some extra insulin and
> extend the bolus."
> 
> 
> 
> Hi Susan - mostly I agree with you.    However, since YMMV, I thought I'd
> share this with the group.  Several years ago, after going on the pump, I
> did a simple test.  I ate a 12oz filet mignon and absolutely nothing else.
> I took my blood sugar every hour (I didn't have CGMS), and for the first 3
> hours absolutely no change in my blood sugar.  However, at hour 4, it shot
> through the roof!  I agree with you that most of the time you don't need to
> bolus anything, but I've found that for a very heavy protein meal (usually
> steak, but any large amount of protein does it for me), I need to take a few
> units about hour 3 too.  
> 
> 
> 
> Good luck!
> 
> George 
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