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Mis calculating carbs

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by donnamum, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. donnamum

    donnamum · Well-Known Member

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    If I was to under calculate carb/insulin ratio. Then 2 hours after lunch bg level 20, would it keep going up?

    The reason I ask is daughter ate out today so bit difficult to calculate the doorstep sandwich she had. two hours later level 20. So she skipped afternoon snack and is now 26.

    The same thing happened last week but I know I got insulin ration right. Level started at 17 and went up all afternoon until she ended up in hospital at level 33. This caused her epilepse to kick in and the trembling as described in previous postes to last 4 hours.

    Any ideas. Other than send her back and ask for refund.
  2. Katharine

    Katharine · Well-Known Member

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    Well, if she was a puppy you would have taken her back by now !

    It sounds like you do need give more insulin for any given amount of carb.

    The way I do this is to record the pre meal levels in columns. I add up a weeks worth for each meal. I am aiming at 4.6 -5.5 but will not change the insulin sensitivity factor unless the average reading is more than 6.0 or lower than 4.0.
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