Question of Week | Pass the Pumpkin Pie Please |Nov 24, 2020

JR is going to stay home for Thanksgiving and decided to prepare a fantastic dinner.  JR has type 1 diabetes and injects bolus insulin before each meal. JR takes 1 unit of insulin for each 10 gms of carbohydrates.

Using myfitnesspal to calculate JRs carb intake for the following festive meal, how much insulin would JR need to take?

  • ½ cup cranberry sauce                 
  • ½ cup mashed potatoes                                               
  • ½ cup of buttered corn                                   
  • 1 small dinner roll                                              
  • A big scoop of green beans                                                      
  • 4 ounces of turkey breast                              
  • ½ cup of stuffing                                                     
  • 5 ounces Vendagne Chardonnay 

What is the best answer?

  1. 11.8 units
  2. 12.3 units
  3. 11 units
  4. 10.8 units
  5. I have no idea, pass the pumpkin pie

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