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Old 07-04-2017, 05:06   #1
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Hi guys & gals, I signed up here to discuss Fiasp and other meds (and other meds) for type 1. So, Hi.

I just switched from Humalog to Fiasp today, and don't find a big difference yet.

I'm hoping to be able to use it and get my sugars lower faster, and consequently avoid the impulse to take more shots to bring it down faster. So less excursions.

My goal is mostly to lower my insulin TDD from 60 to 40. I'm 40-ish, on LCHF but not strictly, and A1C 6.2 which I think is OK. I do have high BP for which I take verapamil (not sure if it helps me in other ways, like the research says), but I also had some high cholersterol so I got a new Rx for that. I'm bordering on obese but going to work on it now. My goal for reducing TDD is to lower weight and hypo frequency, while keeping an OK-ish A1C but not being skittish about it or overzealous which usually implies more insulin but of course that's a double-edged sword. I think I may even have some IR now since my old humalog dose has been slowly increasing since I work from home now and not getting out of the house as much.

Anyway, just wanted to share my preliminary thoughts. I'm Canadian if that matters, I guess for once we're lucky that the government approved Fiasp so soon! I remember Victoza came out like a year later in Canada than it did in the States.

I plan on chiming in a few other threads about various drugs and strategies for control (mostly focusing on LCHF but other stuff too like cyclical fasting, wonderfoods, supplements, etc).

So far what I've seen from posts here are very informed so this seems like a good place to bounce some ideas around and maybe boost my numbers a bit.

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Hi MtlKnight, welcome to the forum.

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I'm Canadian if that matters
only if we have to say "Eh" and "aboot" a lot.

Looks like you are doing good and realize you can't simply just eat what you want and up the insulin dose. I think the insulin may a bigger danger than the BG.

Also I get the impression that you have quite a bit of knowledge to share with us and we are looking forward to getting to know you.

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Think I've had this since 2003. Told I was Type 2 lean on 2/13/12.
a1c 8.8 (8/2011) 5.2 (07/2019)
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64 YY Love the LCHF diet. The cheese goes well with my whine

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Welcome to the community @MtlKnight!

I have a feeling you will like it around here.

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Old 07-04-2017, 21:48   #4
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Welcome aboard! I look forward to learning more about Fiasp and how it works for you.

I'm not on insulin, but was for a time when I was taking a steroid (Lantus and Humalog), and want to be a better educated on insulins for when I'm back on steroids.

And I love the way Canadians say 'about' and 'out'! Feel free to attach an audio clip

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Also I get the impression that you have quite a bit of knowledge to share with us and we are looking forward to getting to know you.
Thanks, I mostly get my knowledge from sites like sciencedaily (diabetes research section) as well as other sources of studies like Joshua Levy's blog, and other pop science sites.

This is really a complicated disease to understand fully and I can't wait for it to be eliminated. I don't even think the experts really know 100% what's the root cause of type 1 is at least. Or at least pinned it down to: don't do this and you can't get it.

Is is antibiotics? An enterovirus? A low-grade infection in the pancreas? Gut dysbiosis? Other environmental carcinogens, stress, poor diet, bad genes, or some combination of the above?

I enjoy finding information which contradicts current thinking on the subject, because that means false turns are being pruned from the search space for a cure and we should be getting close now.

I've tried a bunch of remedies over the years but obviously diet is the #1 most important thing to worry about I think. And of course compliance with that diet without too much cheating. (or even wanting to, that's the real trick I think).

Aside from diet, I'm big on natural ways to improve my quality of life, stuff that requires me to consider the body like a whole, but with a broken subsystem which may indeed one day be able to fix itself, given the right conditions.

I firmly believe that type 1 diabetes at this point is curable, perhaps through drugs alone, or fasting, or gene therapy / transplants / stem cells, or maybe through diet and extreme exercise (like that Dan Darkes fellow).

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