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RE: [IPk] Bad night hypo



Not all consultants dismiss Carbohydrate counting. We have been
supporting it - particularly with Carb to insulin ratios down here in
Bournemouth for 1-2 years almost now. Julette :-) Research Dietitian
Bournemouth Diabetes & Endocrine Centre

		-----Original Message-----
		From:	email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted]
		Sent:	22 February 2001 08:54
		To:	email @ redacted
		Subject:	Re: [IPk] Bad night hypo

		Hi Dave -

		Well, I won't state what I think of your consultant,
because it can't be
		said in polite company. Matching insulin ot carbohydrate
is tried and
		tested, and the ratio of insulin to carb varies from
person to person. For
		instance, I get 17g of CHO per unit - when I was on
injections, I got 15g.
		So it's something that can change in an individual as
well. But you stick
		with what works for you, and ignore your consultant. He
doesn't know what
		he's talking about.

		They don't teach carb counting on this side of the
water, even to people
		who are well able for it. It's commonly used in the US,
and US-based
		diabetes-related web sites will have information on it.
There are formulas
		based on weight and insulin usage for determining what
one's
		insulin-to-carb ratio should be. But it sounds like you
already know yours,
		so stick with it.

		elizabeth

		>     On my last visit to my consultant he dissmissed
all this as a load of
		******* and then went on to tell me this is all wrong
and he dosn't know
		why
		I was told this, then I was asked what bolus I would
have for a slice of
		bread and I said 2 Units as there is 20grams of CHO in a
slice of bread
		(but
		it can vary from 12-15 grams on cheaper loaves and the
highest I found is
		35grams per slice) he said I should have between 4-5
units (ha ha ha).
	
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