Insulin to Carbs Ratio

By jkirkman Latest Reply 2009-09-05 19:41:11 -0500
Started 2009-09-05 08:12:41 -0500

Hi All:

I was placed on Novolog Rapid Acting along with my basal insulin Levemir. What I am having a hard time doing though, is figuring out exactly what my insulin to carbs ratio is and how to time the insulin. I take 1 unit of Novolog per 15 grams of carbs and still come out on the high side later. So maybe I need to take 1 unit for less carbs than 15 grams? I don't know!

How do the rest of you figure it out? Let me know!


2 replies

sarah d
sarah d 2009-09-05 19:41:11 -0500 Report

You need to talk to your doctor. I need a 2u to 15 carb ratio. Then after two hours if it is high then I know I didn't take enough. When my next meal comes around I check my bs and if it is still high I need to adjust to what I eat plus what my bs was. The doctor might need to adjust the amount for the high bs.

Harlen 2009-09-05 18:50:14 -0500 Report

Ok what I did was I take the min of fast acting two hr later I check my BS if its good then I got it if not I devide the carbs to the insalin of what I had and ajust it to the new number
If I eat 30 gm carbs and I had 3 ut of insalin and my Bs whent up by 60 points after two hr I then know that my ins to carb ratio is grater then 1ut to 10 carbs every one is difernt and have difernt ratios so you keep ajusting till you know what yours is theres so much to pick up stress afects your ratio hormones afet it too I think weman have it harder then men It takes time to work it out
good luck

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