"Total Available Glucose. The premise behind TAG is that a portion of the protein and fat content of the meal will also contribute to carb loading above and beyond the actual carbs in the meal."

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Do you feel like bolusing for carbohydrates alone is not enough? That most of the time when you bolus for carbohydrates alone you are chasing high blood sugars 2-8 hours after eating your meal? I created this group to discuss how to perfect extending our bolus to compensate for the portion of protein and fats that will eventually be converted to glucose.

"The premise behind TAG is that a portion of the protein and fat content of the meal will also contribute to carb loading above and beyond the actual carbs in the meal. Whereas 100% of the carbs are accounted for when calculating the bolus, only a percentage of the protein and fats are expected to be eventually converted to glucose. The carb bolus is delivered immediately and the protein and fat bolus is delivered using the square wave/ extended bolus." -Ricardo

ALL FOODS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL! So why bolus as if they were?

Jump in a discussion or create a discussion of your own! Ask a lot of questions, together we can find the next best thing to a cure for Diabetes.... perfecting TAG (extended bolus)! :)

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Whatever happened to Danny?

Started by Terry. Last reply by Karen May 29. 4 Replies

New to TAG

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New to TAG

Started by E. Louise. Last reply by TAG710 Jul 23, 2013. 1 Reply

MDI and the proper way to bolus

Started by drsoosie. Last reply by Tabacblond Mar 27, 2013. 4 Replies

TAGging for MDI help?

Started by Ann. Last reply by Tabacblond Mar 20, 2013. 15 Replies

What Tools Do You Use?

Started by Cheri. Last reply by Jared Aug 3, 2011. 12 Replies

Where did I go wrong??

Started by Mayumi. Last reply by Carolyn Bridgewaer Jul 10, 2011. 16 Replies

Quick Reference Cheat Sheets??

Started by BrendaK. Last reply by kimmcannally Jun 7, 2011. 5 Replies

I hope I have this right - can anyone confirm?

Started by kimmcannally. Last reply by kimmcannally May 31, 2011. 7 Replies

Need to learn TAGGing on MDIs

Started by LiL MaMa. Last reply by Aimee May 25, 2011. 10 Replies


Started by Danny. Last reply by jrtpup May 23, 2011. 29 Replies

Not new to diabetes or insulin but...

Started by CookinsForMe. Last reply by CookinsForMe May 20, 2011. 2 Replies

TAG for T1 Teens and Kids

Started by MidwestMommy. Last reply by MidwestMommy May 13, 2011. 19 Replies

Variations on conversion rates

Started by Xanthasun. Last reply by Ricardo Apr 19, 2011. 1 Reply

Where do I start?

Started by Amy R. Last reply by Cheri Mar 30, 2011. 16 Replies

TAG'ing a recipe?

Started by Uglycus. Last reply by Cheri Mar 30, 2011. 3 Replies

Totally overwelmed

Started by Sandy Palmer. Last reply by Kelly WPA Mar 28, 2011. 8 Replies


Started by Danny. Last reply by Danny Mar 20, 2011. 9 Replies

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Comment by JamieN on April 5, 2010 at 4:22pm
I've got a way to go to understand this - it make sense - interested in seeing what kind of a difference TAG makes to my numbers.
Comment by Kristin on April 5, 2010 at 4:18pm
I'm a wanna-be TAGer, ready to learn!
Comment by Holger Schmeken on April 4, 2010 at 2:27am
Great idea, Danny. I am eager to learn more. Happy easter to you all!

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