How many units of fast acting/regular insulin would you have to take for a meal with 45g of carbs? At present I would only need 3 units of Novolog.

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My I:C for breakfast is 1:10 and I don't ever take more than 3 units Apidra, so I just don't eat more than 30 carbs for breakfast. For lunch my I:C is 1:12, so ditto. Dinner I have a bit more leeway at 1:17 or even 1:18, so for 45 grams of carb I would take 3 units unless I was fairly low then only 2. When I get to the states in a couple weeks I'm gong to look into 1/2 unit syringes to have more flexibility.
Mine is 1:5, for 45g carb food I use 9 units.
From breakfast to 8pm at night, I have an I:C ratio of 12 so I would take 3.75 units. From 8pm to midnight my I:C is 17 so I would take 2.65 units. I am experimenting with taking less of a bolus if I am going to do something strenuous after a meal so I don't have an answer for that as of yet :)
My ratio's 1:7 currently so I'd take probably 7 units (as I'm on MDI and don't have the liberty of half units)
I would take 3 ratio is 1:15
Marps-- do you know that you can get syringes with half unit markings? I used those when I was on MDI and they were great!!
I use a pen needle that is supposed to be for kids (I'm still one aren't I?). It doses in 1/2 unit increments and it's lime green coloured with polka dots!
Novo Junior pen has half units. I used to use that as well :)

Love the polka dots!
4.5 :)

While I was still honeymooning my ratio was a very reliable 1:15... once I was out of that though, everything changed...
Breakfast and lunch - 3.2
Dinner - 3
My I:C ratio is 1:13 (but varies during the day - so this is my breakfast ratio) - I'd take 3.5 units - but that all depends as well on my BG at the time of eating - since I aim for 5.5 mmol/l - 100 mg/dl during the day.
Anna, that's my I:C ratio too! So we are I:C buddies :)




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