What I was saying that it’s extremely difficult to do this right & I don’t know many people who can without over or under doing it. Hey, if someone can correctly bolus for pizza or cake without highs or lows, that’s great if they can handle the calories. Doesn’t usually work out this way.
We can’t compensate with insulin as non-diabetics can. Attempting to imitate a functioning pancreas with injected insulin is far from an exact science. If it were, we’d all have a formula, have normal A1cs & no complications. Injected insulin doesn’t include components found in natural insulin, like amylin or C-peptide for starters. The action of injecting doesn’t absorb consistently like having your own insulin being metered out in perfect natural doses as needed. A normal person may have a rise, but BG quickly comes down to perfect. How long does it take us to see a correction from a high or a low? Not only are highs damaging, but the swings from high to low are very damaging.
It’s a fallacy to think we can eat as non-diabetics do.
The other problem with higher insulin doses, other than unpredictable results, is weight gain since insulin is a fat storing hormone. That becomes a vicious cycle because increased weight means still higher doses.
No one should live on lettuce or has to:)