How to Time Your Insulin Dose with Meal Digestion


How you time your insulin dose with digestion isn’t easy.

In fact, learning how to time your insulin dose with how quickly (or slowly) your meal is digested is very complicated!

Here are a few critical tips to help you time your insulin dose with meal digestion.


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WRITTEN BY Ginger Vieira, POSTED 07/05/22, UPDATED 03/29/24

Ginger Vieira is the senior content manager at Beyond Type 1. She is also an author and writer living with type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism. She’s authored a variety of books, including “When I Go Low” (for kids), “Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes,” and “Dealing with Diabetes Burnout.” Before joining Beyond Type 1, Ginger spent the last 15 years writing for Diabetes Mine, Healthline, T1D Exchange, Diabetes Strong and more! In her free time, she is jumping rope, scootering with her daughters, or walking with her handsome fella and their dog.