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Old 08-07-2013, 06:58   #1
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Hello everyone, I have one more noob question and I should be all set for a while - Despite my internet searches, I can't seem to find an answer to this curiosity:

If I take my insulin at 10pm to lower my bedtime sugars, are there any food restrictions? Can I eat a snack at 10p? can I eat within 30 minutes, before or after, taking insulin? I try not to eat a snack so late, but sometimes I do. My doctor can be hard to track down for such simple questions.

Thanks so much for any guidance. I am currently taking 12 units of Humilin N pen, soon to go up to 14 units to hit my target of 90-110 fasting.

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Welcome ,I am a newbie also ,I used to take Humulin N at bed time,the problem was I was a carb junkie,a large plate of pasta or Black beans and rice was common ,then for snacking in front of the tv I could eat most of a container of ice cream I took 40-60 units just to try and keep it below 150 ,that sometimes caused low BG in the night .

Low carbs equals low meds ,It's just that simple.

After switching to the LCHF life and totally cutting all junk ,averaging 30-40 carbs a day ,my BG is great

Check your BG often .
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The LCHF Life style works ,and I am happy to tell about it.


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A snack is fine, I like a couple of slices of rolled bologna and a cheese stick or a few pork rinds or something else with no carbs.

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Snack depends, carbs raise BG eat a low carb snack (chease, salami....) no problem eat crackers, chips, nachose... up goes BG.

As tallyriver said ... less carbs less = insulin less = BG swings... called "Law of small numbers"

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Low-carb snacks, like the ones Yakfishingfool recommends above, can help you keep your levels stable throughout the night. This can come in real handy if you're prone to high fasting numbers!

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I've been on the LCHF diet for over three months and it seems that my liver is getting with the program and not dumping glucose when it's time to get up. I used to set my alarm for 5:00 am to check my BG, and take two units to get it down . By 6:30 when I got up I would check again to make sure it was down to around 100. Now days it's usually around 100 without any insulin

When I keep up with the good fats I don't feel like any snacks

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