I finally got a chance to watch the video and it is inspiring. I can see the parallel between the "Let Patients Help" theme of the message and TAG. TAG is about taking ownership of your BG control. It requires more work…"
MyNetDiary tracks various parameters such as body weight and blood pressure, but I do not see a specific place to track blood glucose. However, it does have a daily notes section and I imagine BG can be tracked there.
I am not sure a one page document that would match your particular eating habits exists. For some, a short document would consist of many processed foods, others would have the more basic unprocessed foods like dairy, fruits vegetables…"
Some TAGgers subtract for fiber. I personally don't subtract since my metabolism seems unaffected by the fiber. The missing bolus from subtracting the fiber, plus the addition of a fast acting carb like a donut would…"
"Hi Again kimmcannally,
Based on J going so low, your plan of backing off the carb bolus sounds like a good approach. Once you get his TAG formula correct, you should be able to control how much he spikes due to carbs and minimize the amount of time…"
It sounds like you are not really sure that counting only 10% of the fat grams will be adequate. There are some TAGgers that do well with 10% fat coverage. Some use a higher fat percentage if they are really affected by fat…"
Usually the more fat and protein, the longer the extended bolus. For my metabolism, the high levels of fat (as in a pizza) may need 4 – 8 hours extension, but your metabolism may be different.
The only reason I mentioned…"
That looks great!
There is no sharp carb peak. The extended bolus helped to smooth out your peak and best of all, you landed at a nice target BG of 87 at the end of your TAG session.
To help stop the peak at 156, you could try…"
The 50/ 50 results look pretty good, especially for a first time attempt. You only had about a 21 point spike. 60/ 40 would be more aggressive, but watch for the early hypos and the late BG rise.
On your salad.rtf, you do look like you…"
Trying to do TAG with MDI is going to be more of a challenge than using the pump, but I am sure it is possible.
From your description, it sounds like you are getting a BG rise due to protein and fat. Trying to determine the length…"
I haven't used injections in about 7 years, so I am not the best resource. However, if I were to try TAG w/ MDI, I would talk to my doctor about possibly using Regular insulin, since its onset and duration would more closely mimic…"
For my metabolism, as the % fat in a meal increases it throws off the TAG percentage I use for fat. It is as if I am more insulin resistant. Also the duration of the TAG has to be extended for a longer time period since fat seems to…"
In addition to the comments OneSaint made, another TAGger, Grace, made a comment a while back that another TAG reference noted that some will carry an artificially high basal which will act like an "always active TAG".. This will…"
With diabetes, you can never rule out the phase of the moon.
I am not sure which brand of sugar free creamer you used or how much, but I looked up the Coffee-Mate brand and the powdered version lists 2 g carb per TBSP. Being sugar-free,…"
Hi Ricardo - Yes, the net carb thing is an Atkins aspect. I guess I didn't really think about why it was on Grace's log sheet and just copied it. I am a low carber - not as low as I was - but still low (anywhere from 10 to 30 per meal). I've been off a little bit a few times and I think this is why. For my body, a carb is a carb is a carb - although, I only eat carbs that are either veggies, high protein, or very complex carb. I'm going to try not deducting the fiber.
hi, Ricardo, I noticed that you posted your comment meant for Danny on your own page. Unless Danny noticed it like I did, he is unlikely to see your nice comment. Just a friendly hint, use the "comment back" underneath his comment to you, so you can post it on Danny's page, where he will be sure to see it. Hope you're having a great day. I'm originally from Alexandria.
Welcome to Club Dexcom. I also have one and it will become your new best friend. It may be frustrating at first, but if you get the hang of it you should be able to track within 10 - 20 points of your BG meter. For the first 6 months of my Dexcom use, I could consistently track within 5 points of my meter. Lately it has been more like 10 - 15 points and I am wondering if Dexcom changed anything in their quality control.
If you work out your TAG percentages and timing just right, you will be amazed at the control you have against high post prandial spikes after high carb meals.
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