Hi DEEPINTHEWELL and
... looks like you have great information to start and you are already ahead because you have the time to plan and prepare your meals.
My son has had type I diabetes since he was 7 years old. He used to take Lantus (long-acting) and Regular (short acting), than Novolin. Now, at age 22, he is on the insulin pump and uses Humulog and has the Lantus vial/needles and Humulog pen just in case his pump mal-functions and he needs to temporarily take insulin via injections.
Sounds like your husband is using a sliding scale for the short acting insulin, per meal?... and is your husband carb counting?
The Lantus should not have to be changed unless he starts having low blood glucose episodes. Even when this happens, the Lantus may remain the same and the short acting sliding scale may be adjusted. If he eat less carbs he will bolus less insulin per meal to cover the carbs he is eating. Paring protein and some fat with the carb should keep his blood sugar in balance. I think that any change in your husbands diet should be discussed with his endocrinologist/nutritionist, however, as I mentioned earlier, I wouldn't panic unless he starts experiencing extreme fluctuations with his blood glucose levels, since this is a change in the way he is eating, I would just make sure to keep a log of what he eats and take his blood sugar 2 hours or so after his meals to see what is going on with his bg.
I do track mine; I need to know how much I am eating and like to keep a log just in case I stop making progress I will have a visual log that I can refer to.. Although it is suggested that you "don't" have to track your calories, Mark does suggest that it may be a good idea to track your carbohydrate intake, especially if you are following :The Primal Blueprint Carbohydrate Curve"... he says:
"most people get involved with this Primal stuff because they want to lose weight without stressing over calorie counts, fat grams, and endless hours on the treadmill. And in order to do that – in order to lean out effortlessly and maintain that leanness – it’s vitally important that you dial in your carb count."
... read more about this at the following link: www.marksdailyapple.com/dial-in-your-carb-
I hope that this helps... ~ Dee
Edited by: JAZZID at: 11/4/2012 (12:24)
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