How do you guys bolus for pasta? I had some elbow pasta tonight, a little bit of stored brought carbonara sauce mixed in and some protein. No cheese and the sauce used was really minimal - like 3 tablespoons for a large pot of pasta.
I bolused 80/20 and the first 2 hours was fine, didn’t spike and remain steady but heading towards the third hour it started drifting up very slowly and I’ve been trying for the last 2 hours to get it to turn around with a 30% temp basal increase and manual injection of 1 unit at a time( so far I’ve done 4 injections so at 4 units now). Bg is steady but at 162mg mark and has been like this for the last 2 hours and it has just started to drift down very slowly (it’s 4.5 hours after my meal). I’m going to up my temp basal to 40% for the next hour and then lower it to 20-30% for a few more depending where it lands in one hour).
Why is pasta a extended bolus food, isn’t it a high carb meal? Is it because it’s low GI?