why the increase? - Page 2

Go Back   The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online > Diabetes Forum Community > Diabetes Diet and Nutrition

Diabetes Diet and Nutrition A healthy, well balanced, nutritious diet which factors in Diabetes can be crucial for the long term management of Diabetes. Use this section to discuss your diet, what you would like to try, swap recipes and more.

Like Tree4Likes

why the increase? - Page 2

Closed Thread
Shared Thread Thread Tools
Old 01-24-2017, 16:06   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: canada
Posts: 538

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2013

140 likes received
405 likes given

Originally Posted by Daytona View Post
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


View pctm's full Diabetes Forum profile here.
pctm is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BG increase Jsfoltz Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 5 02-09-2014 22:41
Increase Metformin? horseygramma Diabetes 13 11-22-2013 16:06
Increase in AM FBS ellieinnj Diabetes 6 06-29-2012 00:04
BG Increase after... Hammer Diabetes Treatment 5 03-19-2012 21:22
metformin increase anon125 Diabetes Treatment 7 09-10-2010 02:53

By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:13.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.