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RE: [IPk] survey: carb-related questions
What is the conversion for weight of bread to CHO? I used to
know but have forgotten. Disaster last night - changed
infusion at 6 pm, ate at 8:30 pm (2 thick cheese sandwiches
with brown walnut bread). Went to bed at 10:30 pm with a BGM
of 9.5 (took a correction dose) and woke this morning 19.6!!
I have corrected and the problem may be the infusion (I will
check to confirm blood glucose levels falling in a momnet)
but more likely is that it was the bread. i think I have an
interesting response to Humalog in that if I eat sugar or
white bread I see virtually no rise in blood sugars (ie my
curve for humalog works well for high glycemic index foods)
but with wholemeal bread or high fat meals (or last night a
killer combination of both) the test before bed can be
mis-leading. Hmm I could set a square wave bolus but that is
a worry when I am going to be sleeping or I cold set the
alarm to wake up a few hours later and test again (not ideal
as I have been a bit of an insomniac recently and waking
myself up on purpose seems harsh).
PS BGM now 10.6 after 90 mins - not an infusion problem!!
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 08 November 2002 18:53
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IPk] survey: carb-related questions
> > Sinead took exception to the statement that
> > 20g of carbohydrate from carrot and 20g of carbohydrate
> > chocolate will have the same overall impact on your blood
> > because 20g of CHO fr. carrots is unrealistic and that
> > evidence-based research shows that they do not have the
> I would be tempted to ask her if a pound of feathers weighs
> as a pound of lead :-)
> > 4) Do you think thie statement is inaccurate?
> The original statement is accurate. I suspect that the
> of carrots vs chocolate are very different and would have a
> effect on blood sugar (timing). However, that is true for
> so the statement must be interpreted with care. A better
> perhaps would be two foods that have different volumes, the
> content and similar glycemic indices. For example: a
> granulated sugar (~13g) vs a slice of white bread (~14g).
> > 5) If the statements is inaccurate, do you agree with the
> no, too simplistic
> > 6) Do you think this statement is more accurate:
> > For the purposes of determining insulin doses, 20g of
> > from carrots and 20g of carbohydrate from chocolate has
> > impact on your blood sugar
> see above -- pick some other foods and the statements
> > 7) Have you ever confused portion size/weight with amount
> > carbohydrate (you thought that you'd get 20g of carb from
> > carrots)?
> > 8) Is the concept of grams of carbohydrate difficult for
> > to carbohydrate counting?
> yes, food weight / carb charts help in understanding as do
> world examples --- like weighing bread instead of believing
> serving size labeling which is frequently incorrect.
> > 10) Does your insulin-carb ratio match your weight
according to the
> > table at www.geocities.com/sastact/insulin_doses.htm ?
> An informal survey conducted a couple of years ago by
> determined that these charts are good at predicting
averages, but way
> off for most people, particularly kids.
> > 11) Does your insulin-carb ratio match your daily insulin
> > according to the table at
> > www.geocities.com/sastacht/insulin_doses.htm ?
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