i have asked everyone i know how the square part of a dual bolus actually delivers the insulin. if, for example, i give myself a dual bolus of 60% up front, and 40% over the next 2 hours, how long do i have IOB for if my insulin takes approximately 4 hours to finish its full effect? after the 40% is delivered (in the 2 hours programed) do i then still have IOB until that last drop of insulin wears out?
i feel that, all too often, i have to be a chemist to bolus for all the different types of foods i would like to enjoy. i am not talking about indulging in frosted deserts, just regular human food like a slice of pizza or a burger w/ a bun, ketchup and cheese. not that i would eat like that every day; but i want to have the option, and being on the MM pump, i should be able to get some BGs close to a healthy range, shouldn’t i?
please help. all suggestions appreciated!!!