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pctm 01-24-2017 17:06

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Originally Posted by Daytona (Post 1188753)
An insulin to carb ratio of 3 to 1 means that for every 3 grams of carbs one requires 1 unit of insulin. If one goes beyond 1:1, then it could look like this: an insulin to carb ratio of 1g : 3U, or for every one gram of carbs, one requires 3 units of insulin. There are more highly concentrated forms of insulin, such as Humalog U200 and U500 which are used when someone needs a very high amount of insulin every day.

I want to step back though and say that these are all questions that you need to be working through with your doctor. If you aren't already seeing an endocrinologist, then that is your next step. If you are, bring up your concerns and work with them to understand what the plan is. If your endo doesn't help you, get a better one.

There are many diseases and medications that can increase your insulin needs. Drastically cutting carbs can help reduce your insulin requirements (which must be done carefully as mbuster noted!) but depending on everything else in the picture, it may not be enough.

at this time the only options to get answers is using
a method such as a forum
the drs are limited here probably due to the isolation of
my location and there are no endros here
i tried to get in to see an endro in a nearby
city and the best they could
offer was for me to see their cde which i already have here
i have a nurse practitioner but she hasnt the time
for questions either
so i really kind of have no one else to ask


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