FUN WITH NUMBers
for some of us, numbers are fun. they make sense, or if they don’t,
we’ll work on them until they do. for others among us, numbers are
a bit of a trial. the good news is, you are not alone. Carb counting,
. if you do the calculation, then youget a number, for
insulin ratios, blood test readings are part of what all diabetics have
25 (18). it’s your weight in
and multiplied by a conversion factor of 703 (weight
to do on a daily basis. it gets easier over time, and there are more
weight (in lbs) and divide it by your height (in inches). resources and and support available than ever before. talk to anoth-
our height again. then, multiply that number by 703. er diabetic, contact your diabetes nurse, or chat to your ‘kit’ supplier
calculating body mass index using the bMi formula (blood test meter or insulin pen or pump company), they will be able
ches) is: [150 ÷ (65)2] x 703 = 24.96 to help, or head you in the right direction. You can count on it.
Where are you on the global fat scale? Find out with this BBC
Health calculator. Put in your data then it tells you the country
ly in diabetes care thanks to ‘bolus wizards’ which that you are ‘most like someone from’. Click on the image to
much insulin an individual should take to cover 10g find out where you are in worldwide wobbliness (or not).
os vary). a simple ratio example would be i unit of
bolt to run the 100m at last year’s olympics. the
on not a sprint, so take your time. get to know the
t of them are guidlines. if you need help with them,
reline who should be able to help you.