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Fast acting insulin advice

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by Magpieagility, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Magpieagility

    Magpieagility LADA · Newbie

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    I've just been prescribed fast acting insulin and am either a Type 1.5/LADA (TBC). In order to establish insulin dosage and carbs when after eating should I check my levels. Very confused at the mo.
     
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  2. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Hi @Magpieagility :)

    Test before the meal, then test again at around two hours after the start of your meal eg start lunch at 1pm, test at 3pm.
     
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  3. nigelho

    nigelho Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    After doing the DAFNE Course I now test before and then usually 4 Hours after the meal. If I'm high before I'll do a dose correction using a 1:1 ratio and aim for 5mmols. So much depends on how quickly your quick acting work on you...Keep a food diary.
     
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