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Magic Formula for Pizza?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick M May 7, 2012. 9 Replies

I was wondering if anyone has a magic formula for dealing with pizza with an insulin pump. I have a 9 year old who loves pizza. We don't eat it often, but it is the birthday party food of choice...…Continue

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Rick M replied to M.'s discussion 'Magic Formula for Pizza?'
"most pizza i have no problem with about 45 carbs per slice. but some of the high gluten pizza dough's make it really hard as the BG stay high for over 4 hrs then drops like a rock. i have to be careful when i eat at my Favorite pizza place and…"
May 7, 2012
M. commented on Beth's blog post 'Starting to Pump'
"I hope you and your son love it. There is definitely an adjustment period! We had a really rough start on the pump, but we having been pumping for years now and LOVE it. Good luck."
May 5, 2012
M. replied to M.'s discussion 'Magic Formula for Pizza?'
"Thanks for your suggestions. Pizza just seems to hit him so late... I've tested him every hour after pizza and he's nicely in range until somewhere between the 5th and 6th hour. Then he's practically 300! Maybe he just needs to run a…"
May 4, 2012
Timothy replied to M.'s discussion 'Magic Formula for Pizza?'
"I wish foods came with appropriate amounts on insulin built in :)"
May 4, 2012
M. replied to jodiiiii's discussion 'Etidad Airlines - UAE'
"We carry a medical necessity letter from my son's doctor. No airport security person has ever read it or has even requested it. They don't care much about pump supplies, syringes and insulin vials. (I do put a little cooling pack in with…"
May 2, 2012
AustinMom replied to M.'s discussion 'Magic Formula for Pizza?'
"It varies for my son depending on the kind of pizza, how much he eats and the time of day. In general, we do a 60/40 combo bolus with the 40% spread over 2 hours. If he eats a large quantity, it seems to hit later, so we would do more like a 50/50…"
May 2, 2012
Ruth replied to M.'s discussion 'Magic Formula for Pizza?'
"I do thin crust pizza myself, and I allow 30g per slice, then I dual wave it 50/50 over a period of 4 hours. Works for me, but everyone's mileage varies. Ruth"
May 2, 2012
Capin101 replied to M.'s discussion 'Magic Formula for Pizza?'
"Pizza is an eat and test a lot experience. The obvious thing to do that I have trouble with is to limit the amount you eat to lessen the unexpected results. I think a dual wave bolus and crossing your fingers are the best advice. The other big piece…"
May 1, 2012
acidrock23 replied to M.'s discussion 'Magic Formula for Pizza?'
"I go for the "Home Run Inn Ultra Thin" variety. I grew up in Chicago and was sort of drifting to deep-dish like 20 years ago but in Champaign, where I lived 1986-2009, there was quite a bit of thin and crispy and I found that better. I…"
May 1, 2012
Timothy replied to M.'s discussion 'Magic Formula for Pizza?'
"I use square bolus or extended bolus with Animas pump. Pizza has a ton of carbs, I just use the squarewave for 2 hours. 45 carbs er slice is what I count. That is 3 units square for 2 hours. If you experiment with it you will find the right time…"
May 1, 2012
M. posted a discussion

Magic Formula for Pizza?

I was wondering if anyone has a magic formula for dealing with pizza with an insulin pump. I have a 9 year old who loves pizza. We don't eat it often, but it is the birthday party food of choice... And we definitely believe in "kid first, diabetes second". For a while we had it down with a 40/60 dual wave for 6 hours, but that's not cutting it anymore. I totally understand that diabetes varies, but I'd love some tips and tricks if you have any. If you or your T1 kid eats pizza, how do you…See More
Apr 30, 2012
Linda G left a comment for M.
"Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY M..... Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?"
Oct 24, 2011
brokenpole left a comment for M.
"Happy Birthday, M!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Oct 24, 2011
M. replied to MPetrick's discussion 'Almost 12 years diabetic - 4 months on the pump, general thoughts (dislike)'
"We had a rough start when my son first went on the pump. His A1Cs were fine on shots, and we too had a similar climb in his A1C after starting the pump. It took a little while to get used to everything. I'd give it a few more months before you…"
Feb 7, 2011
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At 4:06am on October 24, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,M. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 3:52am on October 24, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY M.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?
At 1:39am on October 24, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, M!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 4:16pm on October 24, 2010, Linda G said…
Greetings M......
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 7:13am on October 24, 2010, Doris D said…
At 5:46pm on September 4, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes M.!
At 1:21pm on July 22, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 11:26am on July 22, 2010, catlover said…
Hi M.- Welcome to TuD. We are a very friendly and supportive community. We hope you like it here.
At 9:12am on July 22, 2010, Linda G said…

Welcome home M......
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided. Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here are a few useful links to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/minimedparadigmusers
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/New_Member_Guide
and I also wanted to invite you to enter your A1c through the TuAnalyze application:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/profile/apps
so we can light up the TuAnalyze map:
http://www.tuanalyze.org
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Take care....and keep in touch!
At 8:56am on July 22, 2010, Marie B said…
hi there M, welcome! In case your loved one is a child, here is a link to our Parents' Group


http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/parentsofkidswithtype1

we also have a Group here called "Poetry Club". look on the top banner in Groups. I am waiting for my "No Sugar Added" poetry book to arrive. It just came out.
 
 
 

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