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Old 03-01-2016, 08:20   #1
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Hey, I have been trying this keto diet and honestly I haven't been keeping to it. It has been soo very hard. Not just because of the food but because when I have kept on the diet, my blood sugars kept going low. I was having continuous lows. The other night I went down as low as 38 and it took me four hours to get it up and to keep it at 90. So my question is does anyone have any suggestions for this diet or another diet that could work with my diabetes. Please let me know thanks!

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Are you taking medications or insulin?

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You MUST adjust your insulin so you won't go low. Since you've posted about this issue in three threads now, I assume you don't know how to do this. Do you have a diabetes educator who can help you with this?

Another thought is - are you on an insulin sliding scale? I have read that it is easier to manage blood sugars when one uses separate basal and bolus.

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The Laws of Small Numbers - Diabetes Solution - Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. A Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars. Official Web Site
I do not use insulin at this point but should I ever need to I will follow Dr. Bernstein's protocol. I really recommend his book The Diabetes Solution especially for those who have Type 1 as he does.

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Keto works great but you need MUCH less insulin in my experience. I also wanted to lose a few pounds so I cut back on fat and had to lower insulin. I actually had to stop basal at this point. I am not suggesting that but just showing you how keto requires less insulin

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Kristin251....just a bit off topic, but your comment confused me.

When I want to 'kick up' my weight loss, I increase my fat intake, in some cases even using 'fat bombs' which are great to get though a 'wall'. If I need to do anything beyond that to get going again, I increase my walking or swimming....low intensity workouts....so far since last may 1, I am down 50lbs....over 14%

I do not recall a protocol in LCHF that says reduce fat to lose weight?

Did I miss something?

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Kristin251....just a bit off topic, but your comment confused me.

When I want to 'kick up' my weight loss, I increase my fat intake, in some cases even using 'fat bombs' which are great to get though a 'wall'. If I need to do anything beyond that to get going again, I increase my walking or swimming....low intensity workouts....so far since last may 1, I am down 50lbs....over 14%

I do not recall a protocol in LCHF that says reduce fat to lose weight?

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1st- GREAT JOB! I am sure you reduced other markers as well.
Fat- fat for me is required but not a ton. I lost 5's in 7 days by just cutting down on fat. Protein and carbs are the same as I have been eating minus a small handful of green beans at lunch.
I have been doing this for 10 days and in 10 days I have had to reduce BF and lunch insulin from 1 unit to 1/2, dinner is the same 1 unit but I also had to stop all basal and I was at 2 then went to 1 and 1 still dropped me into the 60's or 70's. I go to bed around 75 and wake up around 85 with no basal. I have reduced over all insulin by 60%. I have lots more energy, better mood, feel far more balanced, lost weight (and mostly tummy, YAY. That nasty visceral fat) and I never feel hungry. Again, all I changed was a handful of green beans and reduced fat.
I guess every bodies mileage varies. I completely enjoy less insulin though I was never on large doses less is better always

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I'm sure insulin use and individual body makeup does result in a variety of methods. As you say, YMMV.

It just reinforces the need for us to test for ourselves to determine what is best for ourselves.

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1st- GREAT JOB! I am sure you reduced other markers as well.
Fat- fat for me is required but not a ton. I lost 5's in 7 days by just cutting down on fat. Protein and carbs are the same as I have been eating minus a small handful of green beans at lunch.
I have been doing this for 10 days and in 10 days I have had to reduce BF and lunch insulin from 1 unit to 1/2, dinner is the same 1 unit but I also had to stop all basal and I was at 2 then went to 1 and 1 still dropped me into the 60's or 70's. I go to bed around 75 and wake up around 85 with no basal. I have reduced over all insulin by 60%. I have lots more energy, better mood, feel far more balanced, lost weight (and mostly tummy, YAY. That nasty visceral fat) and I never feel hungry. Again, all I changed was a handful of green beans and reduced fat.
I guess every bodies mileage varies. I completely enjoy less insulin though I was never on large doses less is better always
Thanks for the comments....and your correct all my 'markers' have improved! My nightly Lantus injections were 126u in May of 2015...I was beginning to 'slush' when I walked....but with the help of LCHF I have reduced that nightly injection down to 26u...hope to bee off of insulin by the end of this year...

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I have adjusted my insulin pump but then I'm going higher. I'm trying to adjust my pump but I keep going up and down .. just trying to find the right levels.

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