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I am going to try the low carb diet but

Discussion in 'Low Calorie Diets' started by Lily47, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Lily47

    Lily47 · Member

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    How do you know how to cut your insulin? Ive been type 1 for 41 years and was always told I needed carbs. It seems weird to me to suddenly cut them out, wont my insulin (as I need so much) cause me to be unconcious all the time? I take 45 units of Hypurin mix in the morning along with 5 units of Hypurin neutral. Then about an hour later I have about 8 more units of neutral. I leave the insulin then until about 10pm when I see what my levels are and have 8 or so units of mix. Isnt it the carbs that balance out the insulin or vice versa? I am a "complex" diabetic so its all very hard for me to grasp. Thanks in advance.
  2. colacard

    colacard Type 1 · Active Member

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    I haven't heard of your type of insulin my daughter is on lantus and novorapid and uses basal bolus to determine how much insulin she uses. I would talk to your DNurse about this regime as it allows my daughter to eat more or less what she wants.

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