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No carbs no insulin

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by Rosieroo, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Rosieroo

    Rosieroo LADA · Well-Known Member

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    This is probably an obvious question but if you are not eating any carbs with a meal would you still take your insulin.
    I watched someone online who said they didn't.
    Would it also depend on what your level were before the meal if high would you take a small dose to bring it down
  2. Deleted Account

    Deleted Account · Guest

    As you say, it depends.
    Not only on your current BG level (which you would definitely need to correct with insulin if it is too high) but many people find protein causes spikes in BG if they eat no carbs.
    The "protein effective" is different person to person so the best thing is to eat and test.

    ...and if you are on a basal - bolus regime, you still need your basal insulin regardless of how many carbs you eat, or don't eat.
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  3. jackois

    jackois Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't inject for a carb free meal, but would still monitor and should my levels have risen due to protein, treat it as a correction and dose accordingly.
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  4. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Defo no carbs no jabs for me as well. But I would monitor my bloods after for a while. Luckily I have the Libre so easy for me to check
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