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Trying To Get Headstart On Carb/insulin Matching/counting

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by everway9, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. everway9

    everway9 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone. I hope your all doing good tonight. :)

    Just a quick question for you. I was only diagnosed (3c) on Friday and have not been told about carb counting yet. However I have been doing research and been trying to teach myself.

    I'm eating very late tonight. I know its not good but I have not been able to avoid it.

    I have worked out that my meal will be 70 sugar carbs and therefore I worked out that I will require 7 units of NovaRapid.

    Am I correct?

    Many thanks in advance. :)


    P.S. If you require any more info about me, my medication and whats happened so far I created a thread in the 'Newly Diagnosed' forum.
     
  2. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    impossible to give you a totally accurate answer -- a 1:10 I;C ratio is the default handed out to many newly diagnosed.
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    if you are eating this late -- you will need to stay up to test -- or set hourly alarms on your phone to test your BG's to ensure you don't go hypo overnight
     
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    everway9 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    WOW. thanks for the really quick response's.

    That's excellent info. So far I have just been told to take 6u Nova with meals. My levels are very high but going down all the time. I dont want to tempt fate but I dont think I'm at risk of a Hypo currently. But I will take your advice and thank you once again. :)
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    no probs -- so taking set doses with meals is fairly common as a starting point -
    just be careful that you get some carbs in each meal as discussed with you diabetic nurse -- and pester her relentlessly for any adjustments you may need to make !!
     
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    everway9 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    "pester her relentlessly for any adjustments you may need to make !!" :) I like it! Will do :) Thanks

    And thanks tim2000s. I will register tomorrow and dive in! :)

    Your all very nice and helpful people here so far. I'm very grateful.

    I'll be back on tomorrow. bye for now. :)
     
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    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @everway9 just so you are aware, it's not the "sugar carbs" you count, it's the total carbs. All carbs turn into sugar.
     
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    everway9 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone.

    Thanks for all the info and help. Everything went well and my levels were stable.
     
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