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Re: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V2 #78



HI there Mary
Thanks for this and I am going to try a sq. wave the next time.

And yes in regards to alcohol I am a G.& T. (slimline) and on the very rare
occasion that I have over indulged I have had the same reaction, so I now
know that I have to eat more or less at the same time.

Thanks for the info it will be handy.

A few more pumper's have said the same, more or less.

Be good to yourself Donald

-------Original Message-------

From: email @ redacted
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 21:11:52
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V2 #78

In a message dated 4/15/2002 10:59:16 PM GMT Daylight Time, email @ redacted
writes:


> 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).
>
> Mary
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