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Advice with pasta and dual wave

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by coconne3, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. coconne3

    coconne3 Approved members

    Mar 3, 2007
    Just starting to use dual wave past few months and need some suggestions. Went to "bertucci's" for dinner (first mistake) anyways, DD had 1 roll and was 83 before dinner. We corrected and gave insulin for the roll. For dinner she had 6 oz regular pasta and then a hoodsie. So we gave her an additional 60gm carbs using dual wave 60/40% over 3hr. now At ~3 hr after starting the dual wave she is 358. Our MD told us to check at 3hr after dual started and 5 hr. With the 3 hr number being so high I'm confused what needs to be tweaked. The amt of carbs, the % or the time? anyne have an experience/suggestions? Colleen
  2. Cabins Crue

    Cabins Crue Approved members

    Nov 4, 2008
    I would only suggest more on the back end of the dual wave.. pasta is slow digesting... it is just try, try again. Next time try 40% upfront and 60% on the back for 3.5 hours.. good luck!
  3. blbrocky

    blbrocky Approved members

    Apr 25, 2007
    My son uses the dual wave for pasta...... He uses the bolus wizard and uses what it suggests but does a 2 hour duration.

    YDMV so you will just need to try different things.
  4. Bsbllmom

    Bsbllmom Approved members

    Jul 23, 2007
    We do less up front and for 2 hours with pasta. YDMV:D
  5. Scotty's Mum

    Scotty's Mum Approved members

    May 23, 2008
    We just do a square wave as we had no luck with a dual wave. Much better numbers with the square wave. We do it over 3 hours.
  6. Jboudo01

    Jboudo01 Approved members

    Apr 29, 2008
    as everyone already stated YDMV. It is truly trial and error. Whenever we eat pasta outside of home, we found that 50/50 bolus for 2 hr duration works for us most of the time. We try to avoid pasta in restaurants though because using the same combo bolus, we can get very different results depending on the restaurant. We are okay with mac 'n cheese in restaurants, haven't found much variability there.

    Good luck!

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