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RE: [IPk] calculating insulin doses



Hi,

Excuse me for being a cynic but this seems a ludicrous calculation. The idea
of being on a pump is to give you flexibility in eating habits and amounts.
Therefore your daily dosage will vary fairly dramatically depending on what
you are doing. I can see no logical reason to expect my insulin requirement
to increase for the same amount of carbohydrate value if I am taking more
insulin.

I would suggest the easiest way to work out your insulin requirement for set
carb intakes is to run a BG of between 4.5-7mmol and then take a known
amount of food e.g. a Digestive biscuit or something with 10g carb . 1st
wait for 1 hour to see what your BG increase is. Somewhere in the region of
2.5mmol - 5mmol. Now give yourself a set amount of insulin. I would suggest
2.5u to start with and wait 2 hours doing BG every 30min and see the drop.
Based on these results you can easily work out the required insulin dosage
for 10gCarb  and therefore work out your standards for insulin requirements
when eating.

You can now berate me for my suggestion.

Miles

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Elizabeth OShea
Sent: 12 September 2001 09:25
To: email @ redacted
Subject: RE: [IPk] calculating insulin doses


That's it exactly. I'll bookmark this page - very, very handy. I knew
there'd be a link somewhere!

elizabeth

Try this link, and I am sure that others with post more info.  I dont know
if this will be a help.

http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/howto/HOWTO-estimate-BIR-2.shtml?TDID=19
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