The charts below can help explain to a just-diagnosed Type 2 diabetes, how food impacts on blood sugars, and how having insulin can improve their health by returning their blood sugar to the normal range more quickly.
Meal eaten at 8am takes 3.5 hours to return to normal blood sugar levels.
Here 2 units of Humalog was delivered with the meal, and the return to normal blood sugars takes 90 minutes less, and the peak goes from 15.2 to 13.0.
How does Low GI food affect my blood sugar?
Calculating Correction Ratio
Calculating Carbohydrate Ratio
Should I inject before my meal?
Afreeza versus Humalog/Novolog/NovoRapid
Lucy thought she was Low
Undiagnosed versus diagnosed Type 2 diabetic
Diabetes and Blindness
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