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Nellie vs. the Absolute Bagel

Longtime readers may recall my early attempts to conquer the bagel with cream cheese. An update is long overdue. Here is Violet's Strategy for Fatty, Bad-for-Violet Treats:

1. Estimate carbs. A generous NYC bagel tends to be 65-70 grams.

2. Tell Nellie.

3. Select dual bolus.

4. Manually add 20% to the amount of insulin Nellie suggests. This is to compensate for the Fatty Treat's tendency to slow digestion, requiring more insulin over a longer period of time.

5. Take 2/3 of the total now. Square the remaining 1/3 over 3 hours.

6. Luxuriate in everything + cream cheese.

7. Brush teeth.

This method also handles egg sammiches well and is modestly effective for pizza.

Important: Your mileage may vary and probably will. Experiment with care.

P.S. Absolute Bagels, 107th and Broadway, are the bomb. Bonus: They have a bulletin board covered with photos of happy, bagel-fed babies.

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