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This is a question I've been wondering about for some time now. One example is that when I eat my breakfast concoction of oatmeal, ground wheat, bran, and flaxseed, I notice that my usual one unit to every ten carb ratio does not keep after meal spikes under 200.

What I've discovered, through experimenting, is that I need one unit of insulin for every five carbs.

Is this something that others may have discovered too???

Thanks for your answers.

Pastor Paul :amen:
 

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My insulin to carb ratio actually varies throughout the day. I need a little more in the morning and less in the evening. Also, some carbs peak at a different time than others do. For instance, if I eat pizza...I get my biggest spike about 3 hours after I ate it. So if I just take one big bolus up front, I actually get low in the beginning, then I spike later with little insulin left on board to cover it. Trial and error really and I think we are all a little different
 

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This is a question I've been wondering about for some time now. One example is that when I eat my breakfast concoction of oatmeal, ground wheat, bran, and flaxseed, I notice that my usual one unit to every ten carb ratio does not keep after meal spikes under 200.

What I've discovered, through experimenting, is that I need one unit of insulin for every five carbs.

Is this something that others may have discovered too???

Thanks for your answers.

Pastor Paul :amen:
You may need a different ratio for some meals. It is not that unusual. If you have better coverage at breakfast with a different ratio. Just find out what you need and go with that. Good testing results Paul!
 
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I think so... I think personally it has to do with the glycemic index of the actual carb you're eating. I guess there's a few variables really and we're all different. If you notice BGLs are consistently high... probably a good idea to increase the bolus for that meal.... or maybe just try a different food and see if you get the same result or not.
 
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