taking insulin

By Germaine Latest Reply 2010-01-08 18:12:01 -0600
Started 2010-01-07 18:08:45 -0600

i should know this, but i don't.. when i eat sweets and i can't get to insulin right away. should i do a correct or carb count if it's 30 min later?

7 replies

Harlen 2010-01-07 18:49:04 -0600 Report

I do it for the carbs
food takes time to get into your sistem
Hope this helps

Germaine 2010-01-08 09:18:52 -0600 Report

thanks :)
i wasn't sure. i was thinking for carbs as well as i didn't know how long it took for food to get in your system.

so if i have regular soda on way home from school and i get stuck in traffic and i get home like 1.5hr late i should do carb count?

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2010-01-08 11:49:34 -0600 Report

First of all, I think you should really be careful on drinking the regular soda in the first place.

(I'm assuming that you're using a fast acting insulin like Humalog.) If you're not testing before you have the soda, and it's 1.5 hours later, yes, you should test and do a correction dose rather than simply dose for the carbs in the soda.

At least that's my take on it.

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