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  1. Susan f
    Susan f February 9, 2013 at 7:23 am | | Reply

    For a special occasion I’ll bend the rules, but if I am over 200 before a meal, I won’t be eating a lot of carbs. It won’t kill you to have a low carb dinner from time to time, and I’d prefer to not go higher than 200.

    Also, speed of analogs vary from person to person. I can tell they are working, because I’ll flatline, not going a lot higher. But for me the peak is between 2.5 and 3 hours, and the tail can last six or more.

    Who here can honestly say they’d eat cake if they tested before dinner at 200??

  2. Carol
    Carol February 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm | | Reply

    Amen! That is all.

  3. Tim Steinert
    Tim Steinert February 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm | | Reply

    I only ever get over 200 before a meal VERY rarely, maybe ONCE a month, so I don’t see the need to curtail my carbs, but I will adjust my insulin 1 unit for every 50 over 150. But that’s just what works for me. I only eat dessert, if I have it, about two hours after dinner. But I do pair it with SOMETHING that has some protein in it.

    But, during the holidays, when my sister makes homemade apple pie with Cavalos in the crust, it would be rude not to have a slice.

  4. Sarah
    Sarah February 9, 2013 at 11:03 pm | | Reply

    I think it depends on your intentions. If you are aiming for very tight control for some reason, you should wait until your blood sugar is at a reasonable level (whatever that means to you) before you have carbs. If you aren’t going crazy with blood sugars, than eating carbs on top of 150-200 won’t hurt anything on occasion. When I was pregnant, I needed crazy tight control, so I wouldn’t put any carbs into my mouth until my glucose was below 90. If I start to eat above 150, my blood sugars stay elevated (over 150) for 2-4 hours before coming down. I kept my A1C 5.4-5.8 during pregnancy by living by this rule (and being a slave to my glucose sensor)

  5. Candace
    Candace February 20, 2013 at 10:01 pm | | Reply

    My husband and 2 of our 3 kids are T1s. There have been multiple occasions when I’ve seen my husband eat at levels beyond what I would feel comfortable with. He was “normal” until 5 years ago and wouldn’t dream of turning down yummy food for ANYTHING, :) The kids, however, run by my standard. And that means, if we are over 240, we don’t eat. Period. 240 seems to be that “magical” number that most endos agree could bring ketones into the game, so we try and steer clear of it even though none of my diabetics make ketones readily. Thankfully, we rarely have sugars that high (thanks to our Medtronic CGM). Ah, the marvels of technology… :)

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