This is not a competition, Jag. I’m speaking just for myself and my experience. My experience is what it is, and yours is what it is. Neither one is wrong or right, nor does it have much to do with how long we’ve been diagnosed. I assume when somebody posts on here they want to hear a variety of different people’s experiences. I’m not offended by differences between us, and I respect your time spent with the condition. My only disagreement is when you say my experience is “inaccurate” or “incorrect”. (because it is not yours).
As for the orange/bread question: I’m not saying that any foodtakes “double or triple” to cover for everyone. We are all different. That is my whole point. I for one do fine with a slice of bread. I haven’t eaten oranges lately. But yes, my experience , is that certain foods do not respond predictably to my usual I:C ratios. So for example, my dinner ratio is 1:18. If I have 36 carbs of just non-starchy vegies chances are the 2 units will cover it fine or even take me a tad low. If I have 36 carbs of rice (which I just looked up is between 2/3 and 1 cup of rice) or cereal, I will without a doubt be high. I’ve tested this out many times. I admit I was just throwing out numbers when I said “double or triple”, my guess is that it would be pretty unpredictable how much I’d need, which is the reason I just don’t eat those things.
Again, this is just myexperience. When you say “a slice of bread takes…” you make it sound I am stating facts…for everyone. I’m not. I’m just saying what is true for me.