"I think that makes a lot of sense, anexco! Question: If you wake up and you are high do you do a correction, or do you add in a correction to your bolus to account for being high? If you start out high before the meal it's harder to end up in a…"
"Thanks for all the replies. i'm strangely comforted knowing breakfast is a mystery to many of us (or make that 'diabetes').
I actually always thought morning-carb-sensitivity and DP were the same...
About the calculations: i've…"
"I actually think DP and morning carb sensitivity are two different things. I don't have DP at all; in other words, if I put off eating my blood sugar won't continue to climb. I think you are absolutely right that some carbs is necessary to…"
"Many yogurts contain wheat flour that can add to higher BG and also milk contains lactic acid that is a natural sugar in the yogurt and your blood can convert it into adenine triphosphate or ATP as we call it.This converts into higher BG levels and…"
"The mental model many people have of breakfast - "more carbs will take more insulin" - breaks down completely when I apply it to me.
I know that if I eat zero carbs for breakfast, it takes far far more insulin to keep my bg tamed, than if…"
OK. I don't want to seem to know more than your doctors. I find with diabetes, everyone can be so different.
But the reason that I think it is important to get your ratios right is that it can give you a more flexible lifestyle. Since I have my basal (like long acting) insulin set right, then if I don't feel like eating, then I don't need to. I am not on a fixed schedule.
Here is a website with much of the same information as is available in the book. Hope that this helps!
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