• 9 months ago

    RE: Diabetic insulin

    Do you take insulin now? Just basal or bolus as well? What is your insulin to carb ratio?

    It really depends on what your tests are telling you. When I was pumping I would bolus after my meal. I did this because my eating ability and appetite were very unreliable. So I would only bolus my insulin based on what I actually ate, and not what I hoped I would eat. And luckily, the humalog matched my slower digestion, so this worked fine for me.

    What are your tests running like when you bolus prior to a meal versus after? That will give you good guidance.

    eta: It's also a lot safer to bolus after the food arrives when you go to a restaurant.
  • 8 months ago

    RE: Diabetic insulin

    not with a normal fast acting insulin. you shall take your insulin so it matches best with the glucose excursion / spikes. Maybe if you take the inhaled version then it works as this is super fast / but maybe you need then a second inhalation an hour later as it also wears of faster. All depends on you and what you eat. Let me know if you need more info on the time action profile of the various insulin forms