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Re: [IPk] re: Carbohydrates: Good or bad?




Can you please explain why you would cover protein with insulin?

(Sorry if this is an obvious question!)

Ingrid

>From: "Jennifer Carter" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] re: Carbohydrates: Good or bad?
>Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 17:33:14 -0000
>
>Thanks Elizabeth -
>I hadn't heard of covering protein with insulin -
>but it makes sense -
>we shall have to look into that one if we increase
>the amount of protein in our diet.
>
>It's so hard to know when you pick up a book
>if it is "faddy" or is actually ground-breaking
>stuff which might just make sense.
>
>Cheers
>Jennifer
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <email @ redacted>
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 8:36 AM
>Subject: [IPk] re: Carbohydrates: Good or bad?
>
>
> > Hi Jennifer -
> >
> > I know a number of people who have diabetes who do very well on a low 
>carb
> > diet.  I also know people who've tried it and found that it didn't 
>really
> > work for them. It seems to me to depend very much on what your needs 
>are.
> >
> > I find, myself, that I'm better off if I don't eat much carbohydrate - 
>my
> > blood sugars are best if I eat less than 150g carb per day. I'm
>vegetarian,
> > so I would make up the rest of my calories with protein from beans, 
>eggs,
> > and cheese. I also cover protein with insulin: I get 15-17 g carb per 
>unit
> > of insulin, and 30g of protein. I found my blood sugars improved a lot
>once
> > I started doing this, and it did away with a lot of unexplained highs 5 
>or
> > 6 hours after a meal or snack.
> >
> > I find that the same things apply to my diet on a pump as did on
> > injections.  Now I just have more flexibility around meal timing and
> > exercise, but I'm still much better off if I stick to under 150g of carb 
>a
> > day.  I just wish I would!  But I rarely eat the 'recommended' carbs for
>my
> > weight - it's something like 350g per day of carb and, frankly, if I ate
> > that every day, I would a) be obese b) be very sick c) explode.
> >
> > I'm sure other people have other opinions and experiences, but I hope 
>that
> > helps you out somewhat.
> >
> > elizabeth
> >
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