If you have a question relating to your diabetes, managing your diabetes or anything else that is diabetes related, ask the Diabetes Community here.
There has been a recent article by Dr J Briffa to say that intermittent fasting is beneficial for health. I can not see this being possible if you have type2 and on medication like metformin.
Please can some one give me any ideas about this.
- Posts: 15
- Joined: December 20th, 2008, 6:43 pm
Hi. Although I agree with much of what Dr Briffa says, this sounds a bit cranky to me and I suspect there is little evidence to support it. Many of these 'trendy' ideas may not be needed. As diabetics we do not process glucose correctly hence we need to reduce glucose producing food to the extent needed by the severity of our diabetes; simples. Diet and exercise are the first priority, then meds if this isn't enough
Type 1.5'ish. Metformin SR 2000mg, Levemir, Novorapid. Last HBA1c was 6.3. Gym 3 times a week. BMI = 21. Carbs <180g and low GI. Diagnosed 2004. Age 68
- Posts: 2373
- Joined: July 17th, 2009, 10:07 pm
- Location: Hertfordshire, England
Although I agree with much of what Dr Briffa says, this sounds a bit cranky to me and I suspect there is little evidence to support it.
I suggest you do a little research yourself before you say that.
I can not see this being possible if you have type2 and on medication like metformin.
The solution to this is simple. Don't take Metformin (or moderate your dose) on the days that you are fasting.
My name is Patch, and I am a (recovering) Carboholic.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.
If you don't start somewhere, you're gonna go nowhere. — Bob Marley
- Posts: 2948
- Joined: January 7th, 2009, 12:39 pm
My first thoughts are that blood glucose may rise ; think of the rise in BG that people often have overnight after fasting. ( and not even taking into account the idea of reducing met which works to a large extent by reducing the glucose released by the liver)
Chris Kresser agrees with me: http://chriskresser.com/intermittent-fa ... lood-sugar
- Posts: 3733
- Joined: November 8th, 2008, 9:18 am
- Location: France
There's been a lot written about intermittent fasting lately.All I've read, by several writers, suggests it works well. I can't see that it would be too difficult on Metformin. Metformin doesn't usually cause hypo and if you cut out a dose, it doesn't kick back.
Hanadr Grandmother of Amelie and Joshua.
T2 since July 2003
using 2 x 500mg Metformin and reduced carbs
last HbA1c 5.4% August 2009 Feb 2010 5.1% Way hey!!
- Posts: 8027
- Joined: May 24th, 2008, 2:21 pm
- Fasting BG up on Metformin
in Diabetes Discussions
- by danyparc
October 9th, 2013, 8:45 am
- mosquito and insect bites and type2 diabetes
in Ask A Question
- by seanlisa
July 5th, 2013, 11:53 am
- Intermittent vaginal bleeding
in Type 2 with Insulin
- by joancub1975
July 9th, 2013, 2:30 pm
- Pre-diabetes / PCOS / Thyroid / Metformin?
in Ask A Question
- by Beccajeanturner
July 16th, 2013, 8:53 pm
- Fybogel & Type2
in Type 2 Diabetes
- by meoman
October 14th, 2013, 7:01 pm
Return to Ask A Question
Who is online
Registered users: aljallen, AndyPeerSupport, BexC89, Bing [Bot], Brandon1*, daisy1, dawnpad, DylansDad, Facebook [Bot], flicc90, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Google Feedfetcher, hale710, janewatt, lacey1, Lyn Wong , Majestic-12 [Bot], Mongoose39uk, Philby, philchap, QuirkyBit, simonng