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Ian DP
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Ian DP

Well-Known Member, Male, from Suffolk

Ian DP was last seen:
Oct 12, 2019
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      MandoGal
      MandoGal
      Hello Ian, I am LADA. I'm not on insulin. Tried low carbs, but went into ketosis in 3 days. Awoke dizzy, weak, and rapid heart beat. The doc took me off of this diet. I feel I can preserve beta cells if I resume it. How to avoid these ketosis symptoms? I can find no info to date about whether spilling ketones in urine on low carb is normal. Many thanks MandoGal
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Suffolk
    Type of diabetes:
    LADA
    Treatment type:
    Insulin
    Medication:
    None
    Exercise:
    Tennis golf cycling and walking
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    Cream
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    Chips
    Diagnosed T2 in sept 2013, BS levels around 30. BMI 22, age 58. prescribed Metformin and Gliclazide. Went on a low carb diet. Requested a GAD test (because I felt I was not a typical T2, after reading lots on this forum) came back very high 2,000+, doc said I was T1 and would be on insulin within weeks.

    Jan 2016;- Been following Dr Bernstein's solution of 'normal' BG levels for over 18 months now.. Over this time my BG meter readings have seen no real upward change (around 5 fasting, under 6 2hr after eating) indicating that my beta cell degeneration has slowed right down and almost stopped. Still without insulin or meds, thanks to LcHf diet.

    Sept 2016. Started to see a slight upward trend of my BG levels so started taking insulin, about 8 units per day. increasing to 10 units per day, march 2017.

    Feb 2018. Now taking around 15 units of novorapid per day (eg. between 5 and 7 units prior each meal). Hba1c has risen slightly and is now 5.7 / 39. Still following Dr Bernstein.

    Oct 2018. Sill taking around 15 units of Novorapid per day. Hba1c is now 34 (5.3%). Still following Dr Bernstein solution.

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    Diagnosed Sept 2013 aged 58. Type 1 honeymoon period (LADA). Follow Dr Bernstein's 'normal' BG guidelines, with no insulin or meds for 2 1/2 years, but now take 5 to 7 units of novorapid before meals. Have been on a Very low carb and high fat diet now for 5 years. Latest HbA1c 5.3% (34).
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