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[IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V2 #78
In a message dated 4/15/2002 10:59:16 PM GMT Daylight Time, email @ redacted
> You are right about the insulin for breakie the last time I had a Jamie
> Oliver fry-up I did bolus 6 but i got high sugar reading so this time I
> upped it by one
> My normal ratio 10 germs to 1. unit I may have done wrong this time.
> You spoke of rebounding I have had this happen before but I haven't seen
> others talking about it and I in the past have boluses for the increases but
> the set having it's problem gave me more than the normal reaction.
> Hi Donald,
> I get rebounds too, even allowing for the fact that I sometimes still give
> too much CHO for the hypo (it's that irrationality that goes with a hypo
> that says, why aren't you back to normal yet - give yourself some more
> CHO...). I give myself more insulin when I found I've had a rebound or
> realise I've overcompensated, though that can take a while.
> Some folk find their bg is affected a lot by protein and fat. While in
> some this may simply be because absorption of CHO eaten with it is
> considerably slowed, it seems that others do need to give more insulin to
> cover these. I must say that the former affects me (I give a square wave
> bolus, which suits me) but the latter doesn't at all. The same sort of
> thing seems to apply to dry alcoholic drinks, some have to give insulin,
> some don't. You have to find what's best for you. It might be worth doing
> with hardly any CHO -
eggs and bacon, perhaps - when you've not eaten for several hours (and no
> hours), not giving insulin with it and checking your
> bgs every hour or so for a few hours. (This isn't going to be any more
> harmful than those fasting "basal rate check" periods - it's a one-off, and
> if you do go high you can correct for it but you'll know the score).
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