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Look at what we have today: insulin pumps, CGM's we can read on our smart phones, bionic pancreases, support groups and blogs to name a few. Sure, it has taken years of blood, sweat and research to achieve all this. Odd as it may seem sometimes I ask what is it all for anyway?
The 2.6 Rule (formerly the 500 or 450 rule) is a great way to estimate how many grams of carbohydrate will be covered by one unit of Humalog or Novolog insulin. This is your insulin to carb ratio (I:C or ICR) or your carb factor.
It was a great achievement when, at age one or thereabouts, we took our first steps. Applause and cause for celebration were the order of the day! We have been walking ever since. There are so many reasons to perform this very basic act. It is a convenient mode of transportation that gets us from one place to another without any cost and without having to rely on anybody or anything except our own personal machine. It is the most natural form of exercise. And then there are a myriad of health benefits.
Hello, I am Nalani Haviland, certified Physician Assistant and type 1 warrior of 20 years. I am honored to have had the opportunity to turn my life’s biggest obstacle into my passion and then my career and I want to share my passion and knowledge with as many people as possible.
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