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Fasting on Insulun

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by francesk, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. francesk

    francesk Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm T2 but on insulin M3 and have been for about 12 years. I've been doing low carb for quite some time, and am losing weight, but quite slowly. I usually take my insulin soon after waking, and then have something to eat about an hour later. If I wanted to fast until my evening meal at 6pm, when would be the best time to take my morning insulin?
     
  2. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Frances - I have never taken diabetes meds, never mind insulin, but my feeling would be you might find yourself going hypo if you fast.

    As I understand it, your insulin is a mixture of slow and fast acting insulins, it could get tricky, but I know nothing.

    I know my colleague @urbanracer was on mixed insulin for a while, so he may talk more sense than me.
     
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  3. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    M3 insulin is a mixed insulin. Long lasting and fast acting. If you did take your insulin anytime in the morning then you would find yourself going hypo pretty quickly.
     
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    urbanracer Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    I used to take pre-mixed 25/75 insulin shortly before breakfast and then invariably I would be having a coffee and biscuit mid-morning to stop a hypo.

    Mixed insulin is extremely inflexible and I really would advise caution if trying to fast whilst taking this insulin.
     
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  5. francesk

    francesk Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your replies, I had wondered if it would be sensible to try this approach, but I think probably not.
     
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    Hi I have been doing omad for 3 weeks now and I am also on m3 .I was taking 40 units am / pm to start.I would take usually just before breakfast and also just before tea not wait 30 mins as you are i was advised this by the hospital to optimise the quick acting part of the m3.Now I am on the omad 23 hours fast , eat at 7 pm to repeat next day.you have to very carefully watch your bs readings and I had to reduce my m3 due to hypos , I have been reducing my m3 gradually so I am about 5 mmol pre evening meal and are now down to 14 units am / pm and have lost a stone in weight .I will be carrying this On until my goal to be off meds and down 4 stone .This my journey , this is what I have done , I know every one is different.I decided to do this after seeing some on line information , also since me being on m3 I have put on 2 stone .
     
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    mansingh01 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi- you need to do regular testing
     
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    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No taking it would mean avoiding a hypo, although you may then find yourself going high if you have not received the long acting portion of the dose.....

    knock off a unit or two maybe.....
     
  9. francesk

    francesk Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for your suggestions. I've just today been put onto Dulaglutide as well as my insulin, so am going to get used to this before any dietary changes.
     
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