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Carbs in pills?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Vamppir8, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. Vamppir8

    Vamppir8 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi I'm type 1 and low carbing (amazing difference to life) I have bacon and eggs for breakfast, I wake on 5 but within an hour I'm 8.5. I have put basal up to no effect. The only other thing I have is a thyroxin, rivaroxaban and a vitamin pill. Was wondering what the pills are made of and if that is why I am going up? It's equivalent to about 60g of carbs. So I jab a unit for eating no carbs. Something don't add up.
     
  2. TorqPenderloin

    TorqPenderloin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You could probably weigh the pills and I bet they wouldn't be any larger than 2g (and that's a huge pill). Remember that that's the ENTIRE content and not carbs (which are likely a tiny fraction of a gram).

    It's impossible to know what your vitamins contain without you telling us the brand.

    Either way, I'd be willing to bet that your morning highs are the result of dawn phenomenon (google it) rather than the tiny pills you're taking.
     
  3. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Even quite large tablets are only about 1/2 a gram so even if they were 100% carb you would have to take 120 to get to 60 grams of carbs.
     
  4. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Torq beat me to it!
     
  5. Mickyduff

    Mickyduff Type 1 · Active Member

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    You most likely need insulin for the protein in your breakfast
     
  6. Vamppir8

    Vamppir8 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Darn thanks all. Mickyduff you are spot on thought there was none in bacon and eggs thought meat was free ahhh carbs in air next!
     
  7. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    There aren't any carbs in bacon and eggs or meat, but many people find they need to bolus for protein in the absence of carbs (that is, they would be 'free' if there were carbs in the meal)

    Protein gives a slower and less predictable rise than carbs. I eat moderate carbs and don't have to bolus for protein but for a meal without any carbs I would have to.
     
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