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Re: [IPk] diabetes = can't eat ANYTHING

Thanks! sorry sometimes I am a drama queen!!!! yeah i like the idea of the 
lowering the basal. my insulin for a bolus seems to start working really 
well after 2 hrs. it's all confusing!!! i shall keep on trying

>From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] diabetes = can't eat ANYTHING
>Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 16:26:53 +0100
>Hi Vicki
>I'm sure there are still some other things you can eat without a spike, I 
>mean you can't have tested every breakfast cereal, for example!
>Also just because you get a spike/drop doesn't mean you can't eat those 
>foods. You just have to figure out a way round it. For example, you may 
>need to take your insulin earlier,or you may need to bolus more and then 
>reduce your basal later.
>For example if you take 3 units of insulin for your noodles, and you 
>normally go up to 15mmol/l an hour later, and then down to 4mmol/l  3 hours 
>later, you could try taking 4 units when you eat, then reducing your basal 
>to half between 1-3 hours after you eat. There will be a way round 
>everything, but it's a question of how much you're willing to experiment 
>with insulin, timing etc. Also with the combinations of food. For example 
>if you spike with noodles on their own, adding fat and protein may prevent 
>the spike.
>So don't despair yet, just keep experimenting!
>Vicki Crowley wrote:
>>I decided to test a bunch of food on my sugar levels. I tested pre, and 
>>then every half hour for 4 hours. I got good results with some and massive 
>>spikes and falls with others. My ratios were correct though!!! and I 
>>always bolus roughly half hour before i eat unless hypo of course. it 
>>boils down to this I can eat:
>>all bran
>>jacket spuds
>>chocolate digestives
>>pitta bread
>>cottage cheese
>>THAT'S it!!! Bye Bye noodles, pasta and rice is Ok!!!!
>>But do you think it's bad that I can't eat anything else with out a spike, 
>>am I getting enough goodness from these foods?

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