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Dosing For Sugar Free syrup

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by wearingtaci, May 28, 2013.

  1. wearingtaci

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    Sophie had 2tbsps of sugar free pancake syrup this morning for breakfast. It was 11g of carbs with 10 of them being from sugar alcohols. I covered her for 10 carbs,but still at lunch she was 238. Should I have covered it differently for the sugar alcohols?
     
  2. Charmed7

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    It's been trial and error for us, but we found I didn't have to dose him at all for the sugar free syrup. It could be the pancakes (or waffles?) that might be causing the high. Were they home made or packaged?

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  3. wearingtaci

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    the pancakes were homemade,and crazy easy.
    All they had was 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats and 1 egg.
     
  4. KatieSue

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    We've had much better luck using just regular syrup vs the sugar free.
     
  5. Nicole N

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    Our dietician told us to dose for 1/2 the amount of sugar alcohol. So if something had 7 g of sugar alchohol we would count that as 3.5.
     
  6. Michelle'sMom

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    Trial & error. It depends on the brand. Some we bolus half, some the full amount & some don't need a bolus at all. We tend to stick to the same brand as much as possible. For that one, we bolus for all the carbs.
     
  7. zoom8942

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    we dont calculate for the sugar free syrup at all, and our 2 rules from endo were no reg pop and no reg syrup. we do however find that things like pancakes and waffles tend to make him higher. think its the food, sits on your belly a long time.??
     
  8. BittysMom

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    We use Cary's sugar free and dose for all of it. I feel that mainly makes up for the fact that we would need to over-bolus for waffles or pancakes. In other words, if she were to just eat the syrup it's likely she wouldn't need insulin. If she were just eating 2 waffles without syrup, it's likely I'd have to dose her for more than the 31 carbs that they are.
     
  9. nebby3

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    We always get highs hours later after SF syrup. I think for my dd it slows absorption like a high fat meal would.
     
  10. susanlindstrom16

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    my daughter doesn't even like syrup and she goes high from the pancakes alone. So we usually count them for more carbs than we think they should be.
     
  11. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    We just use regular Maple syrup - 1/8th C is 24g and it's a treat and she likes it and it's not full of weird stuff ;)
     
  12. KatieSue

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    We also put it in a small cup and dip the waffle/pancake into it instead of pouring over the top. Same taste but she tends to use less syrup.
     
  13. funnygrl

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    I've found anything with sugar alcohols isn't worth the trouble- both from a GI stand point and a dosing stand point. I rarely have syrup and when I do I go light so I just use regular.
     
  14. tammy82

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    I maybe give 2 or 3 for the syrup (so around half of what it says on the bottle) and the rest goes towards whatever the pancakes or waffles are.
     
  15. nanhsot

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    Pancakes are one my son's crazy foods, doesn't matter if he uses SF or regular syrup or nothing, it's the pancake that's nutty. Same with waffles. For my homemade waffles he now takes 10 units PER waffle! Crazy lotta insulin.
     

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