Question of the Week – Counting Carbs | May 19, 2020

LS uses an insulin pump and the 500 rule for carbohydrate coverage.  For breakfast, LS plans to eat ½ cup of oatmeal, 3/4 cup of blueberries, a cup of skim milk, a tablespoon of peanut butter, and a cup of coffee with a packet of Splenda.  Her insulin to carb ratio is 1 to 12 for breakfast and lunch. Her insulin to carb ratio is 1 to 15 for dinner. 

How much insulin does LS need for breakfast?

  1. 3.0 units
  2. 2.8 units
  3. 4.0 units
  4. 3.5 units

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