PCF is Protein, Carbohydrate, Fat ratios. It's a system that a member from long ago taught me in years past http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu... and I had kind of forgotten about it because I had not been able to successfully work with the percentages he shared with me. So I moved on from that.
He had said we should be 20% Protein, 50% Carb and 30% Fat. I could not really get my numbers where I wanted on this set of numbers. Anyway, now that I have been keeping track of my intake more seriously again, I am finding that my magic numbers run more like a true balance and have the best results on the day and the day after if I keep them all at about 33%. So really keeping my Protein, Carb and Fat intake all within 10 grams of each other, it seems to works best for me.
The key is also to keep my overall calories at a certain level as well. When I have good ratios, but too many calories it becomes an issue more on the following day and I almost always have a big liver dump overnight.
I have struggled with dawn phenomenon and a typical rise overnight of 100 points. Now that I am trying to keep this ratio, I am finding for the first time I have actually had some drops overnight. Nothing huge, but I have dropped almost 40 points which is WAY better than rising 100.
I am still learning and observing. Do any of you find you have similar balances or are yours different?
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