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T1 carb counting

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Hilary52, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Hilary52

    Hilary52 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there. I have been type1 for 20 years and realised reading forum that I dont count my carbs In relation to amount of injection it's very confusing reading all the posts on here!!! How much carbs should I have per 1 unit if novo rapid? Is it total carbs as says on packets or do I have to work out more according to fibre and sugars ?

    Much appreciated


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  3. Hilary52

    Hilary52 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Is that the total carb listing on packets e.g. Cereal ? I don't have to take into account sugar and starch on label?


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  4. katto

    katto · Well-Known Member

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    It may not be 1unit for 10g of carb for everyone. You may need more if you have been diagnosed for a while or you may require different ratios at different times of the day. I require far more insulin in the morning than the evening for example.


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  5. Pilgrim22

    Pilgrim22 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Hilary, yes, it' the total carb amount you use. :)









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  6. picklebean

    picklebean Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's definitely not as simple as 1unit for 10g of CHO!


    I used to have to take 2units for every 10g of CHO. Since being on victoza, it went down to 2units for every 15g of CHO and now it's nearer 1 unit for 10g. And your requirements can definitely change throughout the day so the ratio will change.


    It's a matter of trial and error and checking your sugar levels to see how it works for you.
     
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