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5:2 and Type 1 diabetes

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by maria030660, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. maria030660

    maria030660 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Are there any T1's here that are using the 5:2 diet method? I am very interested in it but i am not sure its ik for type 1's to do this. If ok, how do you manage?
     
  2. claire1991

    claire1991 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I did it briefly a while back but I found it difficult to stick to the fasting days when I had hypos.
    If your control is good and you don't hypo often then you should be alright.
    If you're used to going basal testing and things then that makes it easier too.

    Just a case of trial and error I think.
     
  3. hazelbaker

    hazelbaker Type 1 · Newbie

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    I have been doing 5:2 for a few years. I had to figure out how to adjust the insulin, but once you get that right, it is plain sailing.

    On a fasting day I currently reduce my levemir evening dose to 4 from 7 units, and to 1.5 on my one exercise day of the week. My daytime levemir dose stays the same as my body is probably still working on the food from the night before and i do still eat a small cereal breakfast. I skip lunch and get my remaining 300 calories from dinner. I adjust my fast acting insulin to suit what i eat. It is the easiest day to get the balance right as i eat much less carbohydrate than normal (no low carb diet for me).
     
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