Getting lows after eating

Not a higher carb meal, a higher carb ratio - like 1:12 instead of 1:10.

Good luck,


Just talked to my RN and we change it to 1:12 lets hope this works.
I will let you know and keep in touch ok

Thanks Alot

maybe your BG was trending down… I usually give myself a little bit less insulin when I start a meal with a BG under 100…if I do, and i eat just a TEENY bit less than I had accounted for, I wind up having to corract a low when I’m already full, and nothing makes me more upset than that!
Good control is awesome, but I personally don’t feel like a post meal BG should be under 100!

Don’t ever rule out that carbs were counted incorectly. Even with food that is pre-packaged with a carb count, sometimes it just isn’t the right amount of insulin! Also make sure to double check, especially with things like rice and pasta, weather the carb count on the package is for DRY or COOKED measurements…I know I’ve gone wrong there too!

Hang in there, and good luck!

Thanks my RN and I change my I:C from 1:10 to 1:12 so far its a little bit better . Also double checking carb count.

Thanks again

Yes the same with me,So my RN and I change my I:C from 1:10 to 1:12 so far ok we will see over the weekend.

Are you in the honeymoon stage of diabetes to.

Hey D, you’ve got a wealth of experience and some great advice here on Tudiabetes, and I know your RN is going to walk with you for a while, but one of the best things you can do as a pumper and as a person with D is to try and find out what works best for you, and only getting some bumps on that learning curve and experience will help you learn how to handle certain situations.

When my daughter and I started pumping over 10 years ago, one of the best things that happened for me was my pump rep gave me a copy of Pumpign Insulin by John Walsh, RN-CDE. It spoke in clear easy to understand terms about pump therapy, and I finished the book in less than a week, and my pump trainer and I could then have good back and forth conversations about the how and why of what my BG’s were doing , rather than me just adjusting my settings to her recommendations.

I still take that book out when things start acting funny. It doesn’t replace my D team, but it levels the playing field and I can be a more active participant in my health care decisions. I would recommend to anyone considering, or just starting to pump that book, for me, it was, and is, invaluable.

Thanks I will pick that book up a lot of people are talking about it . I’m still a rookie but learning fast my low BGs were just a little bump that I didn’t expect but things are a little ok now . Being in the Honeymoon stage of D is a little funny because you do not know how much insulin your pancreus is making ,so your right I have to work it out for me .

Thanks for the info :slight_smile:

Scott…what an encouraging post!

Tanya…yesterday was running errands ( is 100+ degrees in TX) & took me a couple of hrs & glu tabs every 30 minutes to get bg back up…I wondered if it was the heat

I would say definitely. Well, if you were me, I would say “definitely.”