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Trying to Calculate Insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by FatCatAnna Jan 20, 2013. 32 Replies

At the moment, I do not have an endocrinologist or a diabetes educator or, indeed, anyone helping me. I believe passionately in the necessity -- FOR ME (I make no prescriptions for anyone else) -- of…Continue

 

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FatCatAnna replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"I can't really offer much help - especially since your pancreas maybe still squirting out juice (I'm a T1D - my pancreas ran away on me when it was 6 ) - so not sure how to offer you any advise that may screw you up even more. If you are…"
Jan 20, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"I'll have to admit that I haven't read Scheiners book. I learned most of what I know from the good folks here. I will suspect that the reason he doesn't spell out what is moderately fat is because what is moderate for some is not…"
Jan 20, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"Well, I can't be sure why Scheiner says this, I think we would have to ask him. But I will tell you that both Scheiner and Walsh submit to the ADA dietary recommendations, are to get 45-65% of calories from carbs and 25-35% of calories from…"
Jan 20, 2013
maggiesara replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"May I ask another question? Well, I hope I may, because I'm sure I will have a ton. At any rate, Gary Scheiner talks about the need to eat a "moderate fat" meal before testing basal dosages. I get it; he wants me to avoid having to…"
Jan 20, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"That's a great start and its true that to control this disease we must turn ourselves in to our own personal science project. Experimentation is what it takes to get the numbers right but you must keep a close watch on bg to avoid bad lows when…"
Jan 19, 2013
maggiesara replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"I really want to thank you all for both recommending the Walsh and Scheiner books and for making it clear that this is something I can adjust on my own, as my own guinea pig. In retrospect, I am so jaw-droppingly angry at the first endo I saw, in…"
Jan 19, 2013
Zoe replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"Since you said you take your Lantus at night (and it still isn't enough for your needs) it may not be lasting 24 hours (it rarely does, that's why many people take it in two doses). So that rise at the 3 hour mark may be due to running out…"
Jan 16, 2013
acidrock23 replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"That sounds pretty tasty and pretty low carb. If nothing else, maybe a whiff more insulin from your bolus ratio to cover it and you'd be great. 179 and low 200s aren't that far off from where you'd want to be."
Jan 15, 2013
maggiesara replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"I had broiled salmon, steamed asparagus, and a green salad for dinner. I was a freaking POSTER CHILD for responsible low-carb eating. (PHEEWWW, blew that off my chest.) I had just been washing the dishes, so maybe something...eh, who knows. Thank…"
Jan 15, 2013
acidrock23 replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"What did you have for dinner? Somewhere I sort of pooh-poohed protein taking longer to digest but it takes longer to digest. I read somewhere it also burns more calories in the act of digesting, perhaps another reason low-carb diets are effective?…"
Jan 15, 2013
maggiesara replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"One of the things that drives me absolutely nuts is when my numbers shoot up for no reason. In an effort to get a handle on things, I have been checking my BS like crazy --at the one-, two- and three-hour mark after every meal. So my two-hour…"
Jan 15, 2013
acidrock23 replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"I do mine a little bit differently, although I also "cheat" with a pump and CGM so it may be easier but if a fasting # is high, I'll blame the basal and, if it's high a few days in a row and seems consistent, I'll try to…"
Jan 15, 2013
acidrock23 replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"I just do it all at once. Most of the time, it's probably not more than a few oz of meat, maybe 6-7 if I'm really on a roll, and I'll count it as about 15-20G of carbs but usually it's more moderate and I'll just count 5-15,…"
Jan 15, 2013
Zoe replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"Yes, they are definitely two different things and I know it's overwhelming when you have to work out so many "math problems"..lol. You might want to focus on one at a time. 1. I:C ratio - is exactly what you said, "how many grams…"
Jan 15, 2013
maggiesara replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"I'm afraid I'm a little unclear on this: The process seems to have too many variables. What I mean is, I'm trying to track both A) how many grams of carbs are 'covered' by 1 unit of insulin, and at the same time B) by how…"
Jan 15, 2013
Zoe replied to maggiesara's discussion 'Trying to Calculate Insulin'
"I can't help you with DP, maggiesara, as I'm lucky enough not to experience it, but I was wondering if you do corrections when you are that high? To do that you need to know your ISF which is how much one unit of insulin lowers your blood…"
Jan 15, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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The doctors aren't helping me; I'm hoping fellow diabetics can
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Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 2:28am on January 15, 2013, brokenpole said…

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At 4:49pm on January 14, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 3:46pm on January 14, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home maggiesara!!
(I have a doctor like the one you're experiencing!!)
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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