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Eating out - new user

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by jasonbailey, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. jasonbailey

    jasonbailey Type 1 · Member

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    Hi All,

    I've been an Insight pump user for about 3 weeks. I'm due to eat out at an Indian restaurant. I'm happy to work out my carbs etc, but know that due to fat, etc. the release of carbs can be delayed. I'll be looking to use either an extended or multiwave bolus for this meal, but wondered how long I should be allowing for this bolus to release over?

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  2. Chas C

    Chas C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jason - it will vary between everyone and what type of curry you eat, if you have a naan (and they put lots of sugar in it).........

    I usually need to double my insulin dose then do a dual wave with 5 units or 50% upfront (by about 30 mins) with rest over the next 90 mins.

    If I'm eating starters followed my main and pudding, then I do one for each.

    I normally find that after about 3 hours or so post end of meal I need another dose of between 20 and 30% of the main part of the meal dose.

    Enjoy the curry :)
     
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  3. jasonbailey

    jasonbailey Type 1 · Member

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    That makes sense. Thanks for the prompt reply
     
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    Deanc883 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Jason, for a curry I multi wave for two hours, if I’ve had rice I then increase basal to 120% for two hours.
    Naan’s have to many carbs so I settle for poppadoms instead.
    Hope this helps, enjoy your meal
    Dean
     
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  5. Chas C

    Chas C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Dean - its never occured to me to increase Basal for food - what a good idea. I've only ever done it for illness. :)
     
  6. jasonbailey

    jasonbailey Type 1 · Member

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    Me neither. That's a great idea. I do it the other way when I'm cycling and do a temporary reduction. Thanks all for your advice
     
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  7. Chas C

    Chas C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Me too - just never occurred to me to link it to food :)
     
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