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RE: [IPk] takeaway questions for research....



John, how often would you eat out then.... (I am thinking about high
carb foods/meal +/_ fat/fibre)... thanks for your help so far.... jules

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	John Neale [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent:	05 April 2000 21:53
> To:	email @ redacted
> Subject:	Re: [IPk] takeaway questions for research....
> 
> >How often would you have takeaway food (Chinese, pizza, fish & chips)
> in
> >a month?
> 
> Varies a lot. We tend to "eat out" rather than "take away". Does that
> count?
> 
> >How successful do you feel you are at adjusting your insulin dose to
> >these meals (ie: without correction bolus)?
> 
> Always hit and miss. Alcohol usually confuses the issue. Pizza is a
> bugger
> and I tend to avoid it now, as it can "hit" me in a big way some hours
> later - typically during the night causing a v. high bg (wake up, go
> to
> loo, take correction bolus etc). I tend not to use the square-wave
> bolus as
> I can still go hypo before the pizza carbs kick in. I'm sure I could
> achieve better results - diabetes is a on-going learning process - but
> I am
> a lazy chap by nature.
> 
> Chinese I find ok. I bolus by eye for the rice, and a bit extra for
> the sauce.
> 
> >Do you have difficulty estimating the carbohydrate content of these
> >meals?
> 
> Yes! Fish and chips are VERY hard - the amount of fat and water in a
> bag of
> chips varies substantially, and so does the carb content.
> 
> Everyone has their own method, and the classic one is to count the
> carbs
> and divide by the carb/insulin ratio, but I find eye-balling quite
> effective: I look at the food and based on my previous experience of
> that
> sort of dish the amount of insulin I will need becomes apparent to me.
> Not
> something for the beginner to do, but something many do instinctively
> once
> they've been pumping for a while. It's a bit like estimating how much
> your
> trolley of shopping will cost while standing in the queue at the
> check-out
> - you can normally get a fairly accurate answer by looking at it
> rather
> than adding it all up.
> 
> John
> 
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