We all know how difficult it is to accurately measure carbs (not to mention protein and fat) and then to adjust for the amount of exercise we have been getting; all recent, continuous, topics of discussion. Is the insulin we inject any less difficult to measure? A recent piece of research suggests that it might be the biggest error:
That’s not something ‘off the internet’; it’s a properly researched piece of science that produced what appears to be a certain amount of excitement [I can’t tell for sure because I’m not subscribed to the relevant publication.]
The bottom line is that it suggests that when we inject 1 unit of insulin we are getting something between 0.4 and 0.9 units. The corollary is that every time we inject insulin we don’t actually know how much we injected within +/- 50%, and that’s assuming we know the figures from the paper.
Yet we obsess about the accuracy of our blood glucose meters; +/-15% (at best). But so what if our insulin is +/-50%?
So far as I can tell this is some inconvenient truth that at this moment is being buried where no one can find it, so I figured I would create a topic so that we could all watch what happens.
Thanks to Terry4 for the original link, I’m posting it as a new topic because it is so much more important that anything else raised in the last month, year, millennium.