Yes. Protein will convert to glucose. Different people have different guidelines. I've seen the number 60% of the dietary protein convert to glucose. Bernstein actually also suggests that you can use R since a good proportion of your glucose load will come from protein, your blood sugar profile will be very blunted since it takes quite a while for gluconeogenesis to do its work.
Hey bsc, how do you mean my profile will be blunted?
I noticed at first that it was taking 2-3 hours after the meal for the rise to happen. Now though, its within a 1/2 hour or so of eating. That lasts for 2-3 hours. Im on a pump with a CGM, so I can and do fallow this quite closely with minor doses to correct beyond the square for the protein.
I am still trying to figure out my best basal vs how much to bolus for protein. I woke up 94 this morning (yay) but now I will bolus 1/2 a unit for my almond milk in my coffee, and then I'll square wave for my eggs about 1.2 for my eggs. I am still wary of bolusing too much, although I consistently go up after eating and will see highs in the 200 range. I have a fear of having a basal set too high that will feed the bolus for protein. Every day I am trying to eek it up a bit. I hope I see good #'s with the 1.2 today! I'll do the same for my lunch and dinner.
Bernstein uses long acting for basal and takes what- 4 units total a day? or like 6? i forget. My basal is set to .725 per hour so that works out to 17.5 units per day - seems like a lot, but- I am waking up 94, so that is good, and I was 124 at 3am which shows me I could even use more?
SO hard to figure out.
IM totally with you Clair. I havent had the dawn phenomena since i was a kid and now its back since my WOE changed. Also, this post meal thing has been a pain. I can get my numbers fantastic most of the time, but sometimes I get the long rise to 140-160 and it lasts for hours. I dont even try to match Bernstein. Im 210 6'0. He looks at things from 145. 5'6. So there is a big difference there and in eating habbits as well. Im taking about 40u these days (30 basal / 10 food).
yeah- Bernstein is a little guy! I under bolused for my lunch today- I had ham and turkey with mustard... so only protein, about 4 oz. and i bolused 1 unit. pp reading at 1 hour was 155 then hit 180 at the 2 hour reading. tonight's dinner and tomorrow- I'll go for 1.3 units.
I remember Manny saying there was a formula for converting the insulin dosage for Protein, Fiber, and one other that I can not recall. Does any one know where on this site the formula can be found. Directions please, I do not have a GPS for this LOL.
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