Why are some people on ratios and others on sliding scales? Maybe it’s my OCD but I don’t like this sliding scale at all. Why not be more exact?
They had my dad on a fixed dose at the hospital. 15 units per meal. He bottomed out in the middle of the night after only eating jello for dinner.
The next day my mom told them that it didn’t make sense to get the same amount of insulin for a huge plate of spaghetti as he did for a bowl of jello. They then started him on the sliding scale.
My mom asked why they couldn’t just do ratios like her grandson does and was told that Type 1 and Type 2 are different and they don’t have the same treatment. What?