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Discussion in 'Ketogenic diet forum' started by Croxdale, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. PamJHS

    PamJHS Prediabetes · Active Member

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    I’m a newbie to diabetes T2 and the forums as well, but just from a common sense point of view, it seems unwise to start messing about with your dosage without medical advice. I’m in my first week of LCHF, I hope I get results like yours from it!
     
  2. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd go one step further Jim and say NO diabetic should have to. x
     
  3. Jim Lahey

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

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    Or even anyone. I was just being mindful that sometimes there are unforeseen nuances :)
     
  4. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jim, I know, the post just reminded me of when I was first diagnosed and going low constantly, of one Nurse saying 'you're not eating enough' even though I was eating my normal food. She got overruled by the Dr who said exactly what you have, you match the medication to the food.
     
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    Eric Rayner Family member · Newbie

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    My wife was diagnosed with T2 and is taking Metformin. We have both started a low-carb diet (less than 50g per day) and have been on it for two weeks. I have been fine, although my wife has suffered with wind and loose stools. Not a pleasant subject, I know, but has anyone else suffered these symptoms when starting a keto diet? If so, how long did they last?
     
  6. DawnOfTheZed

    DawnOfTheZed · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about your wife's discomfort. I've loved psyllium husk in my keto porridge. Or she could try inulin soluble fibre? Some kind of fibre should be available in your local health food store to add to her food? Good luck.
     
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  7. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    The symptoms are probably the effects of Metformin - which can be a really nasty medication - I threw the tablets in the bin and just stuck to eating low carb which was perfectly effective in controlling my blood glucose.
     
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  8. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Have to agree with @Resurgam. It's not the change in foods, it's most likely the metformin. Does your wife test? If so, she can check what the new way of eating is doing for her bloodglucose. Testing before a meal and 2 hours after the first bite. If the rise is 2.0 mmol/l or less, she's doing really well. Maybe she could discuss going off metformin with the doc. (Metformin doesn't do anything about what you eat, it just tells your liver to dump less glucose. So it calms down the peak everyone gets in the morning.). Or, alternatively, she could request the slow release version of metformin, as that seems to be kinder on the gut. I assume she does take it with a meal? Because having it without food also affects the bowels. For me, things got so bad I was bleeding after a few weeks of metformin, that's why I ended up looking for alternatives, and found the low carb way of eating... I was switched to gliclazide (there was no slow release metformin in the Netherlands back then, that was introduced about two years ago), but I could stop all medication, including statins, after 3 months. I've had non-diabetic levels ever since.
    Good luck!
    Jo
     
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  9. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    To "guarantee" ketosis aim for 20g per day or fewer.
    Once you are there then you could (if desired) experiment with including more carbs to find your own personal level. Or you could simply maintain there and enjoy the benefits..
     
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  10. Jim Lahey

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

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    The list of which is long and distinguished, and not all related to diabetes by any stretch.
     
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  11. Jim Lahey

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

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    Sure thing. I wasn’t challenging or prescribing anything. Just building a bit on the post from @bulkbiker :)
     
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  12. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    You are UK based right? All our carbs counts are net..
    If you want to eat more calories without eating more carbs then up your zero carb food intake.
    Meat, fish,cheese etc?
     
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  13. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Intrigued.. by what you mean?
     
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    Crsjst Type 2 · Newbie

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