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How highly would you recommend eating low carb?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Cookiebell, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    He did, and to be fair it looks quite busy! I think I'll stay over here, I got a big day tomorrow and I need my beauty sleep.

    <<<<< AND THEN SOME!
     
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  2. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So you made those figures up based on what?
     
  3. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    He did and suppl:cool:ied a cake mix!!!!
     
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  4. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @forge, @JACKTHELAD, You guys might possibly want to take this fight back to Forge's thread?
     
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  5. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No I don't want to fight just finding it all a wee bit amusing.
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Crystal

    My insulin requirements initially on the higher fat being added in actually went up for a while whilst my body got used to the more fat. As I eat low carb my body was used to the regime it had.....

    Now my body is used to the fuel of fat my basals have completely stabilised back at my previous doses.

    I think cutting the carbs may well lower basal requirements, but if you are having more fat and your body is not used to it, then that may balance out your insulin requirements. Some products loaded with carbs are also loaded with trans fats and fats.. So it is difficult to know what changes would make to your insulin requirements until you suck and see!!

    The combo basal rates can be changed by 0.01 an hour, every hour of the day. I'm not sure whether the Insight will do this. Other pumps do not allow for 24 individual hourly rates to be set, and this for me has been absolutely fantastic to fine tune my requirements.

    I too am getting my Insight in a couple months, providing the end of their testing trials and outcomes are all positive. I can't wait for mine....
     
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    crystal Type 1 · Active Member

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    crystal Type 1 · Active Member

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    I was told that the Insight basal can only be changed by 0.05 units an hour, but that the pump can be set to switch off and on for alternative hours. My DSN thinks that will give me enough flexibility. I'm currently using an Animas, which only has 12 basal rate settings.
     
  9. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    I was wondering whether the basal unit sizing would be the same. Shame it's not. That gives me a few months to round up or round down my units each hour. However the combo currently does increments of 0.05 per hour when over 1 unit so It will take a bit of figuring when only 2 of my 24 hours slots are over 1 unit, and every hour is different!!
    Thanks for the information...
     
  10. ohitsnicola

    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I calculated it for 15g as it has a little bit of carbs but nothing too drastic! but yeah the pot of porridge said 37g I bolused for 38g! And still went bleeming high! Yoghurt and blueberries are my new bestfriend lol!!
     
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  11. kristella

    kristella Type 1 · Newbie

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    what the best things to do form my 2 years doughier she have diabetes tape 1 but the mmol is still Lou very often
     
  12. jeb

    jeb Type 1 · Member

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    Having lived with T1 for 59 years, I find that low carb is far better than high carbs. Have you tried sweet potato and cauliflower as a substitute for mash it takes a has a low glycemic index and is just as filling as potato, you can use spelt pastas instead of pastas. and mixing wild rice with normal rice is a whole lot better, give it a try, it is just as filling and far healthier
     
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  13. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Did you get a medal for 50 years? Did you have to pay for it?
     
  14. AlexMBrennan

    AlexMBrennan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's argument for high carb (but low GI) diet, the exact opposite of low carb.
     
  15. K-ate

    K-ate Type 1 · Member

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    Can I just ask why you feel so strongly about this? I've been a type 1 diabetic for 30 years; I'm on lantus and homolog and am trying to establish why I'm suddenly finding my control so hard to manage. I've looked at some really interesting threads on the unpredictability of lantus; however I've also noticed a lot of people talking about low carbs. I've also had a high fibre, low sugar diet and have not held back on carbs, finding them to be key to avoiding hypos. I do 20 lantus, and 6,8,6 units of homolog for meals. Do you do significantly less than this, and do you struggle with hypos? Really very interested to know. Thank you
     
  16. Scandichic

    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I haven't time to read all 11 pages but look at my stats!
    Read www.dietdoctor.com
    For me it was a revelation. You will see fat in a completely different light!
     
  17. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @K-ate and welcome

    You shouldn't suffer from hypos on low carb if you adjust your insulin levels. I'm currently on 9u of Tresiba (basal) and 9-10 units of Novorapid per day. My BG levels have never been better.
     
  19. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Average BG levels for the last 4 weeks

    Average BG-28days.png
     
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  20. Scandichic

    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So if you've never tried it, how can you argue against it when they're is so much evidence which supports it. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence on this forum to support it. I am a case in point. My last hba1c was 34 which is non diabetic levels. Check out @robert72 bs level!
     
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