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Breakfast hypo after 2 -3 hours

Clairel

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We use it to scan him between meals but it's a hit a miss as it doesn't always give you the best reading. He honestly just gets on with it and I think it probably affects me more than him. Let's see what tomorrows new cereal brings.
 

trophywench

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How do they compare in terms of how many grams of carb are in the serving of it?
 

Clairel

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We calculate the carbs and put it into the my life app along with BG. We calculate it by the amount of carbs per 100g ÷ 100g x by the weight. Is this what you are asking?
 

stillgoing

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I think @trophywench is saying is how does the carb on one portion of cereal compare with one portion of the other cereal. If they are the same then no problem. Basically what I tried to say by saying look at the carb value on the boxes and adjust the serving size to match the carb ratings for the breakfast. Sorry don't wish to confuse. Hope it makes sense. If not I will try and explain another way.
 

Clairel

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Oh I see, yes completely makes sense. This is something I probably would have done anyway. Well hes decided he wants jam on toast and I've already worked the carbs to make sure I'm prepared. He usually has 33carbs for breakfast but tomorrows will be slightly higher. Already panicking.... Roll on Monday when I speak to his DNS.
 

trophywench

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Well 2 slices of large medium sliced bread could be 35g without the jam. One slice of toast with the jam will only be 25-ish. Unless you use far too much jam!
 

helli

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Is the high and subsequent hypo only recorded on the Libre or have you also checked with finger pricks?
Libre is much less accurate when high or low which is why I was told I can use Libre for dosing but not for corrections.

The other thing about the Libre is have the recent problems all been with the same Libre? If so, it could be a dodgy sensor.
 

Clairel

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Two slices of wholemeal=31 carbs
streamline blackcurrant jam 3.36 carbs

He didn't spike today or have a hypo stayed steady until lunch time which is a first.
 

Clairel

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I only ever use finger pricks I use the libre as a guideline to give me an idea of which direction were heading. I've definitely had a few dodgy ones. Thank you
 

Clairel

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@stillgoing he really did and it seems that the change has really helped the morning so far. His levels pretty much stayed level with no peek at all. In fact today has been an odd day as hes been in the 6s and 7s. I spoke to his DNS who agreed his insulin was too strong in the morning but only changed it to 1-9 so still had 4units this morning.
 

stillgoing

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Hi Good to hear. Remember plenty of advice here if you feel you need to talk. Lots of parents on here and there own forum area as well. Look around the information areas of the site as well. Lots of info. Best wishes.
 

trophywench

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My fave jam, blackcurrant. Glad it worked out so well !
 
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