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Re: [IPk] Re: boluses



Thanks for that Di. Error on my part - "I'm using Actrapid" should read "I'm
using Humalog". Anyway, I've been trying half way throught he meal, but
still get hypos shortly after. I'll try bolusing straight after and see if
that does the trick. I think I've hit on the right insulin/carb ratio, and
my basal seems right - so I guess it's just a matter of timing. I can
understand that it's easier in some ways to bolus after  - when you know how
much you've eaten.

Paul

----- Original Message -----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2000 10:15 AM
Subject: [IPk] Re: boluses


>
> >I've been "pumping" for about a month. At times I experience low bgs
(2.5 -
> >3.5mmol) 40 to 50 minutes after meals. This is happening more often than
I'd
> >like. I was wondering if others have this problem, and if so does anyone
> >inject half way through / after a meal, or do square wave boluses as
> >routine? I'm using Actrapid.
> >
> >Paul Kennedy
>
> Hi Paul,
> I use Humalog, but I found the same problem. I was going low 40 mins.
after
> the meal, and then high a couple of hours later. If my Bg is normal, I
take
> my bolus directly after the meal. If it's something with a lot of
> fat/protein or a very slow-acting carb like lentils or  chana dal, I also
> do a square wave or dual wave. I guess Actrapid works quite fast for you,
> or you're eating quite slow-acting carbs, or both. I find it easier to
> bolus after the meal in any case, as I then know exactly how much I've
> eaten! Like all things, experiment to see what works for you, and don't
> worry  if it's not "normal"!
>
> Di
>
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