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Old 02-07-2018, 03:46   #11
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Achieving normal or close to normal blood sugar is based upon predictability. It’s difficult to use medications effectively unless you can predict the effect they’ll have.

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NSDAD, someone with type 2 may benefit with amylin (slimlin). Take a look at the site below (Insulin's Super Sidekick) and review the benefits and drawbacks and then pose to your DR for feedback. I have not used Amylin and for type 1 diabetics especially with hypoglycemia, its not advised but for type 2 it may have a role.

https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.c...oaches/amylin/

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I am not a big fan of fasting, especially when you are struggling with your meds....of course that's just me!
Let's try this again, I had just typed my repsonse to yours div2live and I lost my Internet connectivity and lost everything. Those darn Gremlins :-)

It was because of having issues with my meds that I started fasting. When I first switched to Lantus I was told that one way of determining the ideal dosage was to fast and in theory, if you're on the correct dosage ones BG levels should remain relatively stable within that normal range.

I was skeptical but I gave it a try. I was not all that concerned because for me living with diabetes for almost my entire life is a natural state of being. So I started fasting on the weekends from 10 pm till the following day at 6pm and ended up - over time decreasing my Lantus by over 50 percent.

I now fast out of habit every weekend because it makes me feel great. But ... keep in mind on a normal non fasting day my calorie intake is usually less than a 1000 calories and my carb intake is usually under 100 gs. Someone who has a larger carb/calorie intake may find it difficult and the results unpredictable. but it works for me.

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I just got back from speaking with my FP, she didn't say No but she recommended that slide my lantus dose to reflect my food intake, glucose readings, and anticipated fasting. I'm not saying that she is correct, but her talking triggered an idea that I can't shake......

My bg during a 2 week fast was 8ish, and it really didn't fluctuate much at all. In contrast, during the weeks leading up to my fast, I was testing 15ish with a diet out of control.

So now I'm back to eating(but much healthier), and I'm up in arms about not seeing 5-7 when I wasn't seeing it during the fast. Yet, I won't increase my lantus until I start seeing 5-7. How dumb is that, eh?

No, seriously, how dumb is that? please tell it to me straight like my life depends on it, because it does.

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