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Your Insulin-to-Carbohydrate Ratio: What’s Yours?

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Insulin pens, apples on scale, blood sugar tracking chart and a calculator.
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Insulin checked on medical sheet.
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Insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio (IRC)


Close up of nutritional label.
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Find out your normal


Apple and peanut butter.
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Create your own ICR experiment


Magnifying glass over bread showing nutrition label.
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Calculate your ICR


Glucometer reading.
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If your blood sugar is low at the two hour mark:


Woman checking her fitness tracker.
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Of course, diabetes is never quite that simple


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Your ICR will also change for a meal you eat after exercise, especially with resistance training (e.g., weightlifting)


Pile of nutritional labels.
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What about breakfast?


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But what about the indulgent stuff?


Pepperoni pizza on table.
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How fat affects your digestion


Woman doing calculations on notepad.
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There are certainly some people who never bother with ICRs and diabetes math