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Matching Insulin to Carbohydrates

You take Novolog or Humalog at meals and Lantus, NPH or Levemier once a day.  You give your insulin based on your blood glucose numbers before meals and you are supposed to eat a fixed amount of carbohydrate at each meal. 

Eating the same amount of carbohydrate at meals is so unrealistic it is laughable, and you would be laughing except your blood glucose levels bounce all over the place.

This class is designed for the person taking basal (Lantus, NPH, or Levemier) and rapid acting mealtime insulin (Novolog, Humalog, Apidra) who wants more flexibility with his or her meals. 

Participants must know how to count carbohydrates accurately before enrolling.  Each participant will receive a basic set of ratios: insulin to carbohydrate, sensitivity factor and goal blood glucose target. 

 Participants are asked to send back food and blood sugar records.This one-hour advanced session demonstrates how to count carbohydrates and determine insulin doses to maintain target blood glucose levels.

It is offered every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1-2 p.m. and Tuesdays from 2:45-3:45 p.m.

For more info or to register, call (617) 309-2440, or e-mail education@joslin.harvard.edu.

Page last updated: September 19, 2017