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Pancreas CancerWhat is your insulin to carbs was posted 05/01/2010 06:44 pm by Jackie
E-mail Address: AriesJB4@aol.com
My husband became a type 1 diabetic as a result of a second surgery to
eliminate IPMNs in the pancreas. He was pre-diabetic after the first Whipple
surgery (still producing enough insulin to avoid diabetes at the time) but
after the second surgery (a year and a half after the first), he is totally
insulin dependent. At the hospital his ratio was 1 unit to every 10 grams of
carbs, but the glucose readings were still too elevated. An adjustment was
made and the new ratio is 1 unit to every 8 grams of carbs eaten. This works
very well and his A1C level is 6.0.
You have to eat enough carbs to cover the amount of insulin you are taking
otherwise your number will go too low and you also have to eat very closely
to the time you take the insulin. When we started to eat out or at a catered
event, there were times that my husband had to split the dosage so as not to
take too much and not eat enough at the time.
Definitely speak to your endocrinologist or certified diabetes educator to
have this all important ratio corrected. My husband's endocrinologist as
well as the CDE (certified diabetes educator) said that it better to have a
higher reading (hyperglycemic) than a lower (hypoglycemic) reading. Although
a high reading is not good and has effects of its own, a lower reading is
definitely the more problematic.
Good luck in correcting this situation as soon as possible.
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