Am I supposed to count fast acting carbs for meal bolus?

Smellies
By Smellies Latest Reply 2011-07-23 13:41:39 -0500
Started 2011-07-22 13:16:09 -0500

My 8 year old son was just diagnosed with T1 a week ago. I am still very confused on some of this. If he eats a fruit or has juice with his meal should I count it in his humalog that he gets with meals?

I would greatly appreciate any help.


3 replies

veggie1962
veggie1962 2011-07-23 12:38:50 -0500 Report

Ditto to what Harlen said. You count all of the carbs in the meal minus either: 1)all of the fiber or 2)half of the fiber content for all foods with 5 or more grams of carbs. You have to check with your diabetes educator about which way they want you to do it. YOU can use something called a carbohydrate ratio to calculate how many carbs in a piece of fruit Here's an article about carb factors

http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/article...

Please call your diabetes educator if you are still confused!

Harlen
Harlen 2011-07-22 18:09:48 -0500 Report

Hello
Yes you count all carbs and for a kid use a scale I still use mine all the time when I eat fruit I cant have juice sends me way high
Best wishes
Harlen

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