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Re: [IPp] re: Dual/Square Wave on MM pumps (was MM party)

In a message dated 12/23/2002 10:51:30 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> Marie,
> How do you figure the carbs for Chinese.  

I have no "real" science for this!  I mean there are tons of sites like <A HREF="www.calorieking.com">
www.calorieking.com</A> that have the carb amounts.  I have just noted that for 
Nikko, he doesn't seem to need to dual/square that most people do for this.  
It's one of those odd, quirky, indiviual things.  He will literally eat three 
bowls of rice, and be completely fine number-wise for the resto of the night 
with no extended bolus.  Go figure!??!

I wasn't bringing this up to say that people shouldn't use this feature with 
chinese food, but just that it's an odd thing I noted with *my* kid.  Because 
we tried dual-waving this because of the high fat content.  But noticed that 
he was high.  I think one time we just forgot to dual wave it, and when we 
checked later, he was completely on target, and it was an "a-ha" moment.  
We're now keeping an informal list of the foods that for *him* don't have the 
usual reaction (that will send him high or low, but for *most* others will 
not) and vice-versa.

We've learned that graham crackers before bed aren's a good choice.  Though 
they aren't all that high in carb, they are high on the glycemic index (which 
we never really paid much attention to before now, but it's helping to 
explain some of the "oddities" we are catching).


Marie  :)
Mom to Nikkolas (Nikko) 7/98
Dx'd 3/01
Pumping MM508 since 7/02
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