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Fattier foods - blood sugar

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by PG1759, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. PG1759

    PG1759 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    Anyone else experience this ? If I on the rare occasion I eat something with a high fat content, I tend to find that it takes at least 2 hours for my blood sugar to react. What actually happens is my insulin brings me down and here I am 2 hours after eating with my blood readings lower than they were before I are ! As daft as it may sound I'm starting to wander I did be better off injecting an hour or two after I've eaten. Like I say this is rare as my diet is pretty healthy overall but the odd treat like a frozen Chicago town pizza tonight causes all sorts of problems !

    Any thoughts on injecting times for this sort of thing ?


    Paul
     
  2. QuirkyBit86

    QuirkyBit86 Type 1 · Member

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    Yeah. Have had this before and was advised on carb counting course that fattier foods will take longer to have an effect on blood sugar. I think their advice was to inject 20-30 mins after eating, or split the dosage up over the course of an hr. Others will probably be able to provide more accurate information.
     
  3. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    If you google: diabetic pizza effect
    There will be a lot of info from delayed to split dosing
     
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    amberzak Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I split my dose with fatty foods
     
  5. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    For high-fat meals you need to split-dose, meaning you split your insulin dose in two taking some before or just after the meal and the rest 2-3 hours later depending on your bg results. It's trial & error at first but it works and allows you to be flexible with your meal choices.
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I know you are not on the pump! But pizza is a disaster for me....when I do have it I take my dose give it an hour or 2 and then go on a temporary basal rate for 2 hours...which means it gives me extra insulin than normal to compensate!

    Probably not helpful to you but just thought I would share!
     
  7. PG1759

    PG1759 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice. I think I will have to have a play around with the timings of it all on future


    Paul
     
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