I am hoping someone with more experience can guide me. I have just finished Dr. B’s book and have tried lowering my carb count per peal some…baby steps, you know. I have seen how the protein does kick in, but not sure how to count it. I have tried taking 1/2 by tagging and many times I find myself headed south for a low. ( I fingerstick alot as I experiment. A CGM isn’t for me with the plastic cannula) I have tried bolusing at the front end for carbs and then figuring out the percentage for the protein to hit later. But for how many hours. The # recommended by Medtronics doesn’t seem to work. This is:
50/50 over 30 min. for normal meal
30/70 to 50/50 over 2-4 hours for high fat foods
30/70 over 30 min to 1 hr. for higher fiber foods
75/25 over 30 min for all meals that include correction for high BG
The second part starts clicking right after the first wave. I have a 530 MM pump. I also prebolus 20 min. for lunch and dinner and around 25 or more for breakfast. This seems to work well for me. I have been checking the bend in the BG.
For instance last night we went out to dinner. Prebolused around 20 minutes. Salad, steamed broccoli, and grilled chicken. The grilled chicken they said was 8 ounces so going by Dr. B’s figures of 1 ounce = 6 g. protein I figured there was 48 g of protein which I included 1/2 of =24. I set it for 1 hr. 30 minutes for second wave. I checked with figure sticks every hour. My bg kept inching by the 70 mark for which I conservatively took 1 glucose, suspended pump. Added some lunchmeat which usually stabilizes me. The second time I figured out how many carbs to eat to offset the IOB. (1 to 16 ) Decent bg and after 4 plus hours after dinner and a couple of hours after last snack, I figured I was good. .4 left on board. I got up a couple of hours later only to find a 210 on my meter. What do you think happened or what am I doing wrong? Advice needed from you experts. By the way, if you have read any of my earlier posts, you might remember that I ate vegan. Well that is a thing of the past. My bg was a constant roller coaster and protein is great.
Thank you for your help. I am sorry I am such a word windbag.