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RE: [IPk] Bad night hypo

I have been reading both the comments on Hypos during the night and
measuring your Carbs at meals.

When I was first diagnosed with Diabetes over 20 years we were taught to
measure the amount of Carbs, we were taught how to measure, 10g of Potato's
so you could match your insulin injections. Am I the only one that used to
do this?.

I still check all food packets for the Carb information, now this does not
mean I always match the two!. In fact I eat pretty well what I want, and
adjust the insulin accordingly. I do not however have anything that contains
much sugar, unless it's Hypo time!. Then I tend to go over board with a Mars
Bar...... Which of coarse means for the rest of the day my BG's are sky

The only time I have ever been taken into hospital was one night I woke up
and covered the bedroom with the contents of my stomach, next thing I
remember is waking up with this blonde nurse sticking something into my arm.
No I was not dreaming!.

Now I am only 12 days from getting my pump, so does anyone have any hint,
tips advice on what I may expect on my first few days?.

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Ingrid Morrow
Sent: 22 February 2001 17:33
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPk] Bad night hypo

It still presumes you know exactly how much carb you have eaten, and I don't
believe anybody weighs all their food all the time.....there is still an
element of guesswork involved!


>From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Bad night hypo
>Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 09:07:10 -0800
> > I've never understod this unused insulin rule. 3 hours after my
> > bolus, there may still be insulin unused, but there will also be
> > carbs still being absorbed (since normally, the carb absorption
> > curve should match the insulin activity). So, the two should cancel
> > each other out and you shouldn't need to consider the unused
> > insulin, unless the two activity curves are mismatched. Please
> > explain why you should consider the unused insulin but not the
> > unused carbs! I never consider the unused insulin, which works for
> > me, but of course others may be different. Di
>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
>Did I make that clear as mud?? :-)
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