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I do try to weigh quite a bit of food but difficult to weigh say rice and
pasta if I'm cooking for others as well.  Sometimes I can't be bothered and
can guess quite well some of the time.  I have created a list of average carb
content and have a printed list for when I go out.  I eat 18 medium chips at a
time and take 2 units to cover - this seems to work out OK.  I've still got a
lot of learning to do but I think I am improving all the time.

Will stir my stumps and concentrate again - had a few bad days (cannula and
tubing troubles I think) but then thought what the hell and ate too much!
Must be good.



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Hello everyone

I have found that I only need to give 1.0 unit through the pump per 20g CHO
eaten.  For an apple, Danielle only needs 0.5 units.  I count the carbs in
her meals and if I get to, say 60g, you would probably work out that I need
to bolus 4 units for her, but I tried that and she went hypo, so I tried 3.5
and that was still too much, so I tried 3.0 and she was coming home from
school around 2.5 mmols.  I now never do more than 3.0 for her meals but for
sandwiches, yoghurt and biscuit, I just give 2.5.

Does everybody on this list weigh their food and count every single gramme of
CHO?  I don't weigh the food unless I am unsure about the type of food (ie,
she had grape nuts the other morning and I had to weigh them to see how much
to give her).  The grape nuts actually kept her quite high all morning.

Does anybody else find that they stick to a certain number of units for each
meal?  I do an extra bolus for Danielle if she has something out of the
ordinary.  She stayed at her friend's house for tea last night and they ate
chips and burger.  This sent her sugars all over the place by midnight and I
couldn't control them.  She never has chips or burgers normally.

Although I use a lot of guess work for CHO, Danielle's sugars have been
really good and I give myself a pat on the back for estimating correctly.
Does everyone else weigh the food and get it precise?

Mum to Danielle aged 8 on pump trial and loving it
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