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Old 04-13-2016, 19:54   #101
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I don't really understand insulin to carb ratio,presently I take one unit of insulin for ten carbs breakfast is usually 77 carbs
I can't see Endocrinologist until may and same goes for diabetes clinic

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Old 04-13-2016, 22:50   #102
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4.1 is at least not a true low, but understandable you'd feel shaky with swings. It's close to where you need to pay attention though for sure.

I'm thinking as you narrow your blood glucose range, which you seem to be in the process of doing, that you'll lose that shakiness in the 4's (70's).

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It might be helpful to you to pick up one of these books, which explain how to use insulin and how to make corrections.

Using Insulin by John Walsh.

Diabetes Solutions by Dr. Richard Bernstein
Some of his book is online but I'm not sure the insulin:carb ratio discussion is.
Read Online - Diabetes Solution - Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. A Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars. Official Web Site

Depending on how large your community is, you might be able to find one or the other at your library.

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Here's some info moon posted in another thread that might be helpful to you.
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Gary Scheiner, author of the excellent Think Like a Pancreas, outlines how to determine one's ratio here . He points out it's good to determine one's basal insulin requirement before one's I:C ratio so not to have to go back to the drawing board after basal tweaking.

He talks about how to determine basal here

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Old 04-26-2016, 06:06   #105
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Ive had 5 injections int both my eyes now.
My doctor says the left eye has improved slightly and the right has stopped hemorrhaging.He says that 2 more should be all that is required.
My Bg levels are a lot better now also.Its pretty consistent as long as I dont influence the highs with deviations in my diet.

Still learning and developing but I'm happy that some things have improved.

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Thanks for checking back in here. I'm glad you've had a good report from the eye doctor. This must be a big relief.

Keep up the good work with your diabetes management. We're here for you.

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Old 04-26-2016, 16:10   #107
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Thanks, I appreciate all the help and insight.
I'm still in the process of fine tuning my diabetes.
One step at a time.

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