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Do you carb count and use insulin based on this?

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by Albee7740, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's just a starting figure, amounts can vary drastically from person to person and even by time of day and amount of exercise for one particular person. But I agree with the others, you don't sound like a typical T2 and it's quite possible you are a misdiagnosed T1/LADA. (This is unfortunately very common as traditional GPs were taught that all T1s were diagnosed young, and all T2s were over 30 and overweight. ) A T1/LADA diagnosis might be useful as you might get "better" more T1 targeted treatment, together with potential access to devices such as the Libre (continuous glucose monitor) which I believe is restricted to T1s though logically insulin dependant T2s would benefit as much. (T2s, please correct me if you've managed to score a libre out of the cash scrapped NHS, I'd be very happy to hear it.)
     
  2. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It is my opinion that those who may have hyperinsulinemic resistance should be mindful that eating carbohydrate and covering the burden with more insulin may very likely increase their hyperinsulinemic resistance. Notice also in a subsequent contribution;

    "Damaging advice"?

    You are free to challenge my views if you wish to have a conversation, but no, I will not "reword my statements" simply because you disagree with them. If you feel that any of my posts contravene the rules of forum conduct then you are encouraged to use the report button.
     
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    #22 Jim Lahey, Sep 27, 2019 at 4:05 AM
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  3. Albee7740

    Albee7740 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to ask for the c-peptide test and keeping fingers crossed that they are open to the idea. I had a HbA1c in middle of Aug and that was 55. Pleased that it had come down but still not the magic 42 we're aiming for to try to conceive again, at 41 years old now time is not on our side!
     
    #23 Albee7740, Sep 27, 2019 at 9:24 AM
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  4. Albee7740

    Albee7740 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is probably a really stupid question but what is T1/LADA, I've seen it written on the forum and 'think' it means someone who becomes type 1 later in life?
     
  5. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Are you just type2 or has it developed to insulin dependancy?
    Ive never covered my carb intake with insulin. As I need insulin for protein too. I need insulin for illness or stress etc.
    Type1s are encouraged to carb count if they don't hv insulin resistance.
    Are you confused because you haven't received straight advice with your insulin? When do you see your DN next?
     
  6. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Basically yes, but it can take a lot longer to develop than traditional "young person" T1, so they often get misdiagnosed as T2.
    Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood
    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes_lada.html

    Some can go several years without insulin, though many doctors will start them on a small dose so as to help their pancreases last as long as possible....

    Edited to add, not a stupid question at all :)
     
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  7. jimmyt2dm

    jimmyt2dm Type 2 · Member

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    Hello my friend, a type 2 diabetic should watch your lifestyle and severely limit your carbs. How do I know this? I am a type 2 diabetic that has lost 35 lbs and 4 inches off of my waist by eating a low carb high fat diet and fast everyday My carb intake per day is about 30 grams and I do border on ketosis.

    You need to find your carb tolerance and it sounds like 100 grams per day is way too much. Start by cutting sugar, starch, and processed foods right out of your diet.

    Out of curiousity, what you eat on a daily basis?

    Let me know.

    thanks.

    Jimmy.
     
  8. Albee7740

    Albee7740 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Feeling really pleased with myself. Just got back from seeing the diabetes specialist and HbA1c is now 40!

    Doc has given the ok to try to conceive and didn't tell me off for not sticking to the regimented number of units of novorapid / Levemir that has been prescribed and simply smiled when I said that I had significantly reduced my carbohydrate intake - my GP on the other hand was horrified when I said this and told me that I should be having carbs with each meal ...... needless to say I am ignoring my GP!

    Only down side has been that I have put on weight which he attributed to the insulin so I am hoping that I can get my use of insulin down - particularly the novorapid and this should help with weight
     
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