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Old 12-19-2018, 20:02   #1
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Hi Folks,
I believe i am highly insulin resistant... I have tried this multiple times in the afternoon and evening (avoided morning because I know IR is very high in the morning)

I take correction doses on a few occasions, when I discover that my BGs are not where i want them to be (in the 90-100) range...

I have noticed that 1 unit of novarapid drops me by 5 points (mg/dl) in 2 hours and 7 points in 3 hours... So far example if my reading is 125 and I take no food but 5 units of insulin my numbers are

Start = 125, I take 5 units of Novorapid and no food)
at 1 hour = 110 (~3 points per unit)
at 2 hours = 100 (~5 points per unit)
at 3 hours = 90(~7 points per unit)

I have observed the same patter number of times.....

I've heard people drop about 50 points per unit of novarapid.. Do the above numbers indicate that I have very very high levels of IR...

look forward to hearing your thoughts

How can IR be fixed, apart from loosing weight (which I am trying to do...already lost 28 points...on my way to loosing more



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I am not on insulin and have not had any experience with trying to determine insulin sensitivity (correction factor) to say much about it, but would think that the lower your ratio of insulin to the change in your BG would indicate more insulin resistance. 1:50 is a much bigger change than the 1:7 your correction factor. Assuming that comparing your 1:7 to someone of equal size to you with a 1:50, it would seem to me you were about 7 times more insulin resistant than them. I don't know if that is significant or not, but I would think it would be.

You could get your doctor to perform an OGTT, along with measuring insulin as well as BG.

I've read that intermittent fasting could help reduce the resistance. You might check out Jason Fung on that topic.

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I am not on insulin and have not had any experience with trying to determine insulin sensitivity (correction factor) to say much about it, but would think that the lower your ratio of insulin to the change in your BG would indicate more insulin resistance. 1:50 is a much bigger change than the 1:7 your correction factor. Assuming that comparing your 1:7 to someone of equal size to you with a 1:50, it would seem to me you were about 7 times more insulin resistant than them. I don't know if that is significant or not, but I would think it would be.

You could get your doctor to perform an OGTT, along with measuring insulin as well as BG.

I've read that intermittent fasting could help reduce the resistance. You might check out Jason Fung on that topic.
Thanks mbuster. I have started on intermittent fasting.... 16-18 hours and results are improving...

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