# Re: The nurse moved me up to 10u of Humalog before every meal today

"Tiger_Lily" <me@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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Julie Bove wrote:
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On Sat, 09 Aug 2008 04:31:42 GMT, Grandpa Chuck
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you calculate your premeal dose based on what you are about to eat.
You take that dose then eat. 2 hours later you test again and your BG
is high, you calculate how much to take based on your current BG only.
Okay. How do you know how much to take based on your current BG?
If it's 200 then how much? If it's 250 same question? And, God forbid,
if it is 300 or above, how much?

If my BG were 500 mg/dl for example I would take 16.6 units. And yes
my pump would deliver 16.6 units.

If I ate 15 grams of carbs I would get 1.5 units of insulin.

This is based on the ratios that work for me.

Holy cow! That would never work for me. I currently take 4 units per 15
g of carbs, but another 4 units in the morning. That is if my BG is
between 90 and 130. If over 130, I take as follows. 131-160, 1 extra
unit. 161-190 2 extra units. And like that. Adding by 30. But it still
isn't enough.
then it's WRONG

buy "using insulin" by John Walsh on www.amazon.com

I have it but was told it is not good information. He is the one that said
taking a hot shower while using Lantus can cause a bad hypo.

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