Re: [IPk] Unexpected glucose rise
> i have been on my pump for two days, and so far most times that i eat, i
> give more insulin than i need for the food im eating but my levels have
> been rising far too high 2 hours after my food. there are no air bubbles
> or anything wrong with the pump. i have been giving myself 1 unit for
> every 10g of carbohydrate and im now going to try 1 unit for every 8g, im
> hoping that this will sort it out, but if it doesnt, what do you think it
> may be?
This is what I have done recently. The nurse laughed at me 1.5 years ago
when I said I wanted to use 1:8 and said this is what pregnant women use!
This made me scared to ask for a lower ratio. Recently we have broached
this again. I pointed out to her a graph on a web site, I can find it again
if you want it, which shows the number of people in America who use each
ratio - and they range from 1:40! I am now on 1:7 but still sorting out the
evening meal like you and this may be different from the other two. I was
told to first check that it isn't that I need a bigger basal at this time.
To do this I am fasting for the meal and seeing the results (hourly) using
just basal, no food and no bolus. It is very interesting. I have never
taken all this interest until I found this site and I am determined that I
am going to get this sorted out properly so I can miss a meal or have it at
a different time and be safe from problems.
i am > on the disetronic plus and using the rapid d8 insert, is it normal to
be have a stinging sensation when you bolus?
I can't comment on your disetronic as I use the Minimed 508 but I certainly
don't have a stinging sensation when I bolus. In fact I can't feel it at
The reasons why bgs shoot up vary enormously. The obvious ones to check are
for bubbles in the tube, oncoming infections, etc.
As I said in another message, to make sure it was not air bubbles I used a
syringe but still had difficulty in getting the bg down.
You might find it helpful to write them down as a list so you can
reassure yourself that you haven't forgotten anything.
Thanks for this idea. I had gone through everything I could think about and
was hoping some with different experience might offer something different
regarding baked beans, constipation or digestion.
>>If there is no obvious cause, I would be tempted to suspect the beans. I
>>find they send me higher than they 'should' - I blame the high protein
So I'm not alone with this. I expected them to make me not feel hungry. I
eat Weetabix for breakfast for this reason but it does not leave me with a
>>Why not try again and see if you get the same results (i.e. fast over
>>lunch, have beans for tea)? If you do, then you know to bolus extra for
>>beans in this circumstance.
>>But it may just be 'one of those things' - don't beat yourself up for
>>such odd highs occasionally.
I'm not getting worked up about it, just want to get things as organised as
I can and came up with this problem.
Thanks and Best wishes to you too.
T1 43 years, pump almost 2 years
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