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Controlling Diabetes

Learn all the tips and tricks to properly control your diabetes.

Rules For Control

Carb Factor

The 2.6 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 or your carb factor. Once you know this, you can count the grams of carb in the food you want to eat and divide by your carb factor to find how many units of bolus insulin are needed to cover the carbs. This alloiws flexibility in your food choices because any number of carbs can be covered with a matching dose of insulin.

Diabetes Control

Learn to control your diabetes with flexible insulin therapy (FIT). Why flexible insulin therapy? Think for a second and the answer is clear---that's what everyone else's pancreas is doing. Insulin is given in varying amounts depending on the need at that moment.

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