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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by LincolnLizzie, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. LincolnLizzie

    LincolnLizzie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    To everyone who has answered my questions and helped me find my way.

    I have now, with the cognisance of my diabetic nurse, dropped all four Glicazide and am now just taking 1 X 10mg Forxiga and 18 units of Lantus once daily.

    This is a huge step forward for me and I am looking forward to, hopefully reducing my insulin as my weight decreases.

    I didn't feel that LCHF was quite right for me, but dropping high carb food has really been the reason for this improvement, probably generally eat around 30g carbs daily and have stopped buying low far foods. I have now lost around 14lbs and am hoping to lose another 28lbs.

    It actually seems possible thanks to this way of eating. I like feeling full and have really cut down on snacks. I'm coming in between 4.7 and 6.2 generally, which seems pretty good to me - unless you know different?I Don't feel that fasting would be a good idea as I'm on insulin - anybody know if it is ok or not.

    Anyway thanks again forum members - you have transformed my diabetes management.


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  2. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    Congratulations on your weight loss. I am not allowed to give an opinion on fasting when on insulin.
     
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    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, sounds like you're doing everything right:)

    Fasting whilst on insulin would require you to make adjustments to your insulin dose when you fast. The period of time that your body would take to get used to the adjustment would probably be longer than the fast itself. You'd probably find that dropping your Lantus dose to account for the lack of food whilst fasting would make a mess of your BGL's both when stopping eating and also when going back on the food. I think fasting is typically discouraged with insulin users.

    If it were me, I'd be happy enough with where you are now and keep enjoying the food:)

    Well done!

    Grant
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Well done @LincolnLizzie on your bs and weight reductions. 4.7-6.2 mmol/L sounds pretty good to me too. I'm sure you will improve your figures more and be able to reduce your meds further. Keep it up!:)
     
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    LincolnLizzie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks good people. Feeling much happier and certainly more confident and in control for the first time in 12 years!


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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Congratulations on your progress.
     
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    Pink_Minx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very well done! It's empowering learning what carbs can do to you and seeing the result in glucose levels when you cut them down.

     
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    muzza3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic Effort
    Cheers
     
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    PenfoldAPD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Stories like yours @LincolnLizzie make me smile, well done! Glad you have found what works for you - stick with it :)
     
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