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Old 04-13-2016, 21:51   #11
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You might give this testing protocol a try:

test before eating (which will tell you where your BG started from before a meal)

Total the carb grams for the meal/snack you are about to eat

test 1hr after the first bite (this is when the highest spike usually occurs)

test again 1hr later

If any of these BG readings are above 140, then you know that you need to reduce the carbs the next time you eat. Keep reducing carbs until your BG doesn't go above 140 at any of the readings.

Many of us here eat less than 50g carbs per DAY, and some (like myself) less than 30g a day. The "Eat to your meter" way of testing will pinpoint for you what foods you need to eliminate or greatly reduce portion size, and it won't take long for you to see really good BG levels.

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I just went back are re-read your first post and see that you are on insulin, so you'll need to approach this carb reduction slowly so you can make adjustments to your insulin.

At some point you might consider replacing the combo insulin with separate basal and bolus - which will give you much better control and reduce the risk of going low when reducing carbs.

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