I've been experimenting with a low carb diet and am noticing that I need to take insulin for fat and protein in my foods. I can't figure out the optimal ratio though. I have looked online with no success and thought I would ask on here... before I have to ask my roommate if I can borrow her biochem book to figure it out. haha.
I have been trying to use 50% for protein but now with another shot a few hours later. I'll give it a go. Thanks for your insight.
Hi fellow Houstonian! We just tried a low carb diet with my son and had the same problem. I never figured out how to dose for the fat and protein seperately, but rather we did 12 meals that we repeated and I figured out how much insulin was needed for each meal individually (i.e, oh, he shot up to 170, therefore needed 1u extra). It worked, but he used almost as much insulin for a 10 carb meal as he did a 30 carb meal, so we switched back to 30 carb meals.
You sound like such a dedicated parent! I am finding that my low carb meals are requiring almost as much insulin but with less of an immediate spike right after meals. I have a continuous glucose monitor and it helps me see the difference. It does seem a lot easier to eat higher carb meals though, low carb meals can be a lot of work. haha. Best of luck to you and your son! Thanks for sharing your experience.