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Old 05-28-2015, 22:59   #1
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I'm newly diagnosed type1 I'm 26 I take lantus solar star and Apidra for dinner meal..this is second time I forgot take insulin and have been fine BG was 183 ...but I ate a couple chips with a tuna wrap the wrap only had 12 carbs.....so is it possible to not take insulin but control BG with diet as a
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Old 05-28-2015, 23:05   #2
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I'm newly diagnosed type1 I'm 26 I take lantus solar star and Apidra for dinner meal..this is second time I forgot take insulin and have been fine BG was 183 ...but I ate a couple chips with a tuna wrap the wrap only had 12 carbs.....so is it possible to not take insulin but control BG with diet as a
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In a word "no", unless you are still in your "honeymoon period" where your pancreas makes a little squirt of insulin, now and then.

Also ... 183 is not "fine".

I think you need to do some serious reading.

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Thank you for you response ... I know my question seemed a little crazy ...and I know 183 is not fine I mean I ate potato chips which probably put it up ...I have done lots of research since I been diagnosed .... Maybe I am still in honeymoon stage because my fasting was 140 .. I was hoping some one has a successful story of controlling this disease with diet ... Because I don't want to take these shots for the rest of my life ,but will if it keeps me healthy ..I was just curious to see if it is possible ....thanks again

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Thank you for you response ... I know my question seemed a little crazy ...and I know 183 is not fine I mean I ate potato chips which probably put it up ...I have done lots of research since I been diagnosed .... Maybe I am still in honeymoon stage because my fasting was 140 .. I was hoping some one has a successful story of controlling this disease with diet ... Because I don't want to take these shots for the rest of my life ,but will if it keeps me healthy ..I was just curious to see if it is possible ....thanks again
Type 1 cannot be controlled with diet alone. Your pancreas doesn't make insulin like other people do. You will need insulin for the rest of your life. Type 1 diabetics do live long healthy lives, like our own Richard will tell ya.

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You are a Type 1 diabetic. There is no way you can live without injecting insulin to replace what your body no longer makes. Please accept this as your life from now on, and do what you need to do. And please don't wait so long that your high BG levels cause you to develop complications that affect your eyesight and your kidney function, not to mention the pain of neuropathy.

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Yes, you DO have to, KC. This is not like your gestational diabetes; you have now been tested and found to be type 1 which means your pancreas cannot make enough insulin to cover your body's needs. Because of that, the glucose builds up in your bloodstream - that's your high blood sugsr - and it causes great damage (unnoticeable damage at first, but then VERY noticeable and also irreversible).

And because your own immune system will continue to attack the beta cells of your pancreas, as time goes on they will cease to make any insulin at all. The only way for you to keep healthy is to take these shots for the rest of your life, or possibly go on a pump if your insurance would provide one. And for you to avoid serious complications in the future, you should start now practicing good management and keeping your blood sugar under 140 at all times. Using the LCHF way-of-eating and eating-to-your-meter in combination with your insulin shots will help you healthy, active and energetic for a long productive life.



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If you are a type 1 and don't make insulin there is no way to bring your BS down. That is what insulin does. LCHF diet will help keep your BS LOWER but it will not take the place of insulin. You need insulin and LC combined. NO BODY wants to take shots every day but some of us have no choice. It's not that bad. It's just something we need to do. The consequences of not taking it are much worse. Take your insulin

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Thank you everyone ...I took my insulin I just test before dinner and BG 354 will be taking lantus solar star soon also.... Sorry it was just a crazy idea...

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Thank you everyone ...I took my insulin I just test before dinner and BG 354 will be taking lantus solar star soon also.... Sorry it was just a crazy idea...
good for you. Maybe not as crazy as wishful thinking.

Insulin is the only thing that brings BS down and as a type 1 you don't have any. This is why we need to inject it, no way around it. Nice thought though!

Even No carbs will still raise a type 1 though not nearly as much as carbs but you will never come back down without insulin. The only side effects I have noticed is a healthier happier life and NO, I don't like sticking myself but I do want to see my kids get married, meet my new grand kids and spend every minute I can with my husband. So I stick away!!

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KC, I was diagnosed in 1945, and have been type 1 for 69 years. I used insulin every day since my diagnosis. You need to get some help in establishing your insulin to carb ratios for meals and snacks. I need one unit of fast acting insulin for every 10 carbs I eat. That is called a 1:10 ratio. Your ratio might be different, trial and error will be needed to find your best ratio. Ratios can vary through the day for some people. A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) can help you with that. There is a book "Using Insulin" by John Walsh that can help you with ratios and many other things. You need all this to avoid those numbers 200 and above. I keep my blood sugar in the 70-150 range about 90% 0f the time. That is how I have avoided serious complications for 69 years. You should also try to keep your A1c below 7.0 as well.

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