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If you were to walk into McDonalds...

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Spencer67, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Very personal thing the insulin ratio.
    Other things change the dose too such as the fat/carb ratio.
    Anyway I'd skip the burger bun and chips and go for a dirty great bacon burger with cheese instead! No counting and a minimal dose to account for the ketchup and protein.
     
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  2. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi, I couldn't eat the bagel, but hypothetically, depending if I were active afterwards, then probably 3 / 4 units or sitting for a length of time. 4.5 / 5 units. I too take NovoRapid.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I have had a coffee from Macdonalds, also Burger king and both very nice.
     
  4. MarkMunday

    MarkMunday Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a takeaway bunless burger for the first time last night. It had extra salad and was a good meal with no bolusing hassles.
     
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  5. Ushthetaff

    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I guess if I did go to Mac Donald’s ( would definitely be a // allel universe) would depend on what my bs was before I ate , under normal situation it would be 6 units of Novorapid for me but seeing as we are in a hypothetical scenario I’d take 9 units and pig out on an ice cream or even a donut, or even both . I go to BK about twice a year and eat their spicy bean burgers normal x2 .
    Stay safe
    “ stick them with the pointy end “
     
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  6. GINsulinJunkie

    GINsulinJunkie Type 1 · Member

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    Had my first McFlurry since diagnosis not long ago:hungry:...was pleasantly surprised when I didn't spike at all!...barely perceptible rise and then back to normal! :happy:
     
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    Goma5 Type 1 · Member

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    Depending on the queue, i would inject prior to ordering to be honest, to give 10-15 for the insulin to start working. I would think that the bagel / added sugar etc.. would be quite fast release.

    for 55g, i'd inject 4 units based on a ratio of 10/15 : 1 (honeymoon, so keeps changing a bit).
     
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