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Re: [IPk] Protein

Gees, Just when I thought I was getting the hang of this d-thing, this has 
opened up a whole new can of worms for me!

I am sooooo confoosed!


>From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Protein
>Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 10:41:33 +0000
>On Wed, 15 Nov 2000, you wrote:
> >>Can you please explain why you would cover protein with insulin?
>My response is similar to Elizabeth's.
>Normally, I wouldn't bother covering protein. But if I'm eating a lot of
>proteinm I cover it with either a very late bolus (e.g. 2 hours afterwards)
>or a square wave bolus. I wouldn't cover it with  a normal bolus of Humalog
>because it doesn't start to act till some hours later.
>I noticed I need this because I often eat protein  on its own late at
>night, and I found I was waking up with high BGs when I did this.
>Also, I sometimes use protein to  cover moderate exercise. It works well
>because if it's only moderate exercise, if I eat carbs then they act too
>fast, resulting in a high first and then possibly a low. Taking some
>insulin to match is dodgy because any extra insulin in my system makes my
>BG plummet if I then exercise.  I could just lower my basal rate during the
>exercise, but sometimes I really need to eat first. For example, on Monday
>I hadn't eaten anything since lunch, and I was dancing on and off from 6pm
>- 11.30pm. Rather than mess around with small boluses and things, I had a
>chunk of cheese and some peanut butter (yeah, I know.....but I didn't have
>much else that was protein and I was in a hurry!). Result was a perfect BG
>of 6 all through the evening. of course, if I hadn't been exercising, I
>would have needed to cover that protein.
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