[IPk] Sugar to Carb ratio? + ? dawn phen.
At diagnosis we were told to choose foods that Carbs, of which sugars were,
a third of the number of Carbs. Initially I presumed that this was a
reflection of glycemic index. It took a while to cop on that many of the
foods that seem to have the best ratio are really high glycemically.
Example Weetabix per 100grms :68gCHO of which sugars :4.7g. Glycemic Index
Sorry if I am missing something really obvious but it would be helpful to
understand if the sugars of which are as relevant as was implied.
Can I also ask if Dawn phenomenon fluctuates? In the early days Grace missed
her breaky and freaking I checked and she was up rather than down. I
understood this may due to Dawn Phenomenon.( Didn't seem to be rebound as
day progressed). Over the past few months preparing for the pump I've tried
to see the pattern of the dawn phenomenon. there doesn't seem to be one.
Grace's numbers are the same or less 30mins after waking. I usually have
checked her asleep, within an hour of her waking up. Through the hols I
have let her sleep on. I am wondering if the occasional times there are
minor rises are more due to going past her time and absence of insulin
rather than realise from the liver. This may be so obvious if I knew more. I
just want to understand if there are time frames to check that might be
better reflections? When it comes to talking basal rates i'd like to be sure
I am making the right deductions. I'm trying to focus on the positive of
there being discussions on basal rates!! My way of coping with the fear of
the pump becoming elusive!
Mum to Grace 5yrs dx 10.03
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