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RE: [IPk] Matching bolus to food is difficult!

I am not a pumper myself, but have you tried giving the bolus five minutes
earlier before you eat. Providing that you are not already low,  as you do
know what you are going to be eating.


> Haven't posted for a while and was wondering whether
> anybody can shed some light on my problem.
> For lunch everyday (yes I'm that boring) I have two
> wholemeal rolls with red pepper pate (sounds a bit
> poncey I know, but it's nice stuff from Safeway, and
> makes a change from cheese if you're veggie) and an
> apple. I haven't found any way of delivering my bolus
> which prevents the blood sugar from going 15+ (when it
> is in the normal range both pre-lunch and pre-dinner).
> I fasted one day and my blood sugar remained between 5
> and 6 all afternoon, so the basal rate is fine.
> I then tried (a)giving a square wave over two hours,
> (b) bolusing half an hour before eating, (c)bolusing
> half an hour after eating and (d) other variations on
> this theme!
> The best results were from (b), which only resulted in
> a blood sugar of 14.
> So, my question is, how can I avoid this? It tends to
> stay up at these values for two hours or more and this
> will be having quite an effect on my overall blood
> sugar level.
> Please nobody suggest that I have to go on a Jennifer
> Anison carbfree diet! Or indeed miss lunch altogether!
> To make the research super-scientific, I ensured that
> the days were all quite similar, i.e. they were work
> days when I was teaching all afternoon and no alcohol
> had been consumed (in the lessons or otherwise).
> Sorry for v long post but replies would be very much
> appreciated.
> The bottom line is: is it usual for blood sugars to go
> this high after eating?
> Right, I will go now. Thanks for reading this far.
> Jenny.
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