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RE: [IPk] A new subject.



I talked to Ulrika Thorm about BU's in Munich and she said they were 10g
CHO exchanges..
Jules:)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	John Neale [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent:	16 November 2000 12:04
> To:	email @ redacted
> Subject:	Re: [IPk] A new subject.
> 
> Christian -
> 
> Hi. Welcome to the list. And welcome to Britain!
> 
> I'm in a similar situation to you, but reversed: I'm British, but I
> moved
> to Germany last year. So I have had to get used to the German health
> system. It's interesting how different the systems are. Yes, they do
> have
> more support groups in Germany, but it's probably just cultural
> differences.
> 
> Broteinheit is a "bread unit" and is 12 grams of carbohydrate? In
> recent
> years most food manufacturers have started to include the carbohydrate
> content on the packaging, and they give it in grams, so I use grams
> for my
> calculations. 15g carbohydrate needs one unit of insulin. After a
> while you
> will find it easy to estimate how much insulin food needs just by
> looking
> at it - rather like you can estimate how difficult it will be to lift
> a
> bucket of water just by looking at it without having to weigh it
> first!
> 
> >Concerning proteins, is it really necessary to raise your amount of
> insulin
> >when taking them in? And if so, by how much. As far as I'm concerned,
> I have
> >never done it and I think that just a plausible reason could convince
> me
> >doing it.
> 
> Some people do include it. Most don't. Do whatever is necessary to get
> results you are happy with.
> 
> >Anyway, taking part in this discussion group is all right but in
> order to
> >get used to the English technical diabetes jargon, it requires some
> time.
> >I've seriously never takled to anybody IN ENGLISH about diabetes. But
> I hope
> >you could even understand some German diabetes English.
> 
> Last week my diabetes doctor in Freiburg asked me to speak to his
> medical
> students at the universty about my diabetes. He likes to bring a
> patient
> with him so the students can ask questions and get "real" answers. I
> was
> absolutely terrified! But I managed to talk fluently in German for
> half an
> hour :-)
> 
> John
> 
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