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Re: [IPk] Bad night hypo



>If you use the first derivative in addition, everything works out 
>pretty well. This is unfortunately a little hard to teach the average 
>person because they don't have the math background. Basically you 
>look at the target bg, the real bg and the expected trajectory based 
>on the data points before and however many after the meal. From that 
>data set you can make a good estimate on additional required insulin 
>or carbs to get you back to the desired target. Some consideration 
>must be given to the glycemic index of the food vs the insulin 
>absorption rate, but for a "mixed" or average lot of food, it can be 
>ignored.
>
>Did I make that clear as mud?? :-)
>
>Michae

That's exactly my point, Michael. You have to consider the expected effect
of the carbs, not just ignore it. But noone seems to take this into
account. You don't need a calculator or a degree in rocket science to
figure it out roughly (at least, I have neither).
Di
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