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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by ohitsnicola, Sep 15, 2015.
Thats better!! X
What about any snacks between meals or evenings
Not really only on the hypos! X
The 38 units was just a made-up figure to explain the Rule of 100 @donnellysdogs, it was never suggested that this was Nicola's TDD.
I dont get how the 100 rule works because every day is different as it depends on what i eat!? Me & @Cloe-1992 are confused! X
You add up your TDD over say a week and then divide by seven to get your average TDD, then you divide 100 by that figure to get your correction factor, as said earlier its only a rough guide but it shouldn't be too far away.
Totally off record but are you now pumping?! And ohh makes sense now... thank you
I am yes, been 7 months now
Thanks Noblehead.. I wasn't trying to suggest it was Nicolas TDD, only that she may need some help to get to work it out....I've never found TDD worked for me as I have a 30/70 ratio etc cos of my one meal a day and lower carbing... So didn't like to advise too much...thanks for helping Nicola..
How are you finding it?
Really good Nicola, love pumping insulin and so pleased to be rid of the injections, particularly like the bolus options on the pump and the ability to have a lie-in on a weekend without waking in double figures.
Thanks for asking
That's okay i'm glad its working out for you!
What pump are you on?
It's the Omnipod Nicola.
Don't correct so harshly.. 4units as a correction is a good guideline for a max. Each unit will drop you by 3mmols on average so it's no wonder your going so low.
Take it easy and avoid overcorrecting or you'll just need to eat more.
Hope that helps Emma xx
There are other factors to consider.. Not everyone is a 1 to 3 correction dose. We don't know how much IOB (active insulin) there was and the acting time of her insulin may also need tweaking since reurning to MDI.
A lot to look at but a basal test start would be great place to start.
How long after you've eaten are you testing?
At least 2 hours, this was 2 days ago, i have kind of figured it out now lol!
---------------- right if you are on any type of bolus like me you need to understand exactly how it works I am on Novorapid and Lantus solostar - my Lantus is an 18hour longactive background insulin taken at 10 - 12 pm at night. my novorapid is a fast acting insulin which is 4 hours active and peaks at 2 hours meaning i inject for meal before hand (very important ) then I test after the 4 hours are up. you need to figure out how your insulin works and make sure your on the right ratio Insulin - carbs . hope this helps
When do you test after each meal. DAFNE recommends 4 hours after you've eaten as most quick acting insulins take that time to work. If after 2 hours you're high, it doesn't matter as it depends on what you've eaten. I don't know if you carb count but try 4 hour testing and see what your BSs are.....don't over correct .....never correct after 2 hours if you're high.