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*To*: <email @ redacted>*Subject*: RE: [IPk] calculating insulin doses*From*: "Elizabeth OShea" <email @ redacted>*Date*: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 13:08:15 +0100*Reply-To*: email @ redacted

>Excuse me for being a cynic but this seems a ludicrous calculation. Yes, your insulin dose will vary over the day, but most people will have a 'typical' day: for example, most weekedays someone might use x+/- y units of insulin. So someone trying to decide their carb ratio can begin by looking at what their most typical total daily dose is, and then work from there. There is another half to this rule that's in books such as _Stop the Rollercoaster_ and _Pumping Insulin_: a table that gives similar figures based on weight. When trying to determine how much one unit will drop your BG, you're advised to take the higher of the two figures. So, if the 1500 rule tells you one unit would drop your BG by 3 mmol but according to the weight chart it would drop your BG by 4 mmol, you're advised to use the weight figure to provide a margin of safety. And once you have the guideline, you can monitor your results and see if, indeed, you need to use the lower figure. These things are guidelines. They're there to give a convenient starting point. If insulin doses or weight fluctuate significantly over a period of time, it's also a useful way of readjusting your figures. But if you don't find it useful, certainly, don't use it. elizabeth ---------------------------------------------------------- for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org help SUPPORT Insulin Pumpers http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml

**References**:**RE: [IPk] calculating insulin doses***From:*"Miles Powley" <email @ redacted>

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