I would like to know how many of you guys do low carb eating . I eat less then 50 carbs a day except on weekends when I might splurge . My lantis is down from 32 units to 24 and I am only taking 1 shot of novolog at supper that is 2-3 units .
Has anybody been able to stop insulin all together ? I am guessing thats probably not possible just wishful thinking !
Just curious what yall do .
I stopped taking insulin and ate virtually nothing, I ended up in intensive care. Maybe some people can manage with their lantus but I'm not gonna try it. I have heard that the likes of Halle Berry has stopped taking insulin because she doesn't eat much, but you can't believe everything you read.
why is his liver going to dump sugar?
Our body constanly consumes glucose especially the nervous system and muscles. The digestion will deliver glucose at unspecific times. The liver will store the glucose coming from the digestion. These deposits are then continuously released by the liver to make sure that the needs are covered. For these micro-releases the healthy body will release micro-dosages of insulin. For insulin dependend diabetics the basal insulin is responsible to cover these glucose releases. In times of stress or in the morning the liver can increase its release rate causing a spike in the blood glucose.
but why is this liver dump definitely going to happen if eating low carb? it happens anyway to people with dawn phenomenon who are not eating low carb, and as you have written, at unspecific times?
This has nothing to do with low carbing or not. The liver will act as our battery for glucose. This battery will be refilled with every meal we consume. The liver will release the stored glucose in tiny amounts per hour. Without these micro-releases of glucose our body can not function properly. The releases will increase the blood glucose. For this we need basal insulin so the cells can consume the glucose.
thanks. i was confused by alisons post re a type 1 dumping liver and low carbing not working for type 1 people.
Type 1's in their honeymoon stage do often have a varying ability to bolus little or no insulin for some foods. Also Type 1's with slow onset (LADA) can go for months, sometimes even years without insulin.
For myself I ate "under 100 grams per day" since I started on insulin. I then went down to 35-60 to lose weight. I'll probably move to something in the middle soon.
Halle Berry is an idiot and giving out very dangerous myths.
You can get buy on just lantis... I guess the big question is hows your BG?...are you slowly loosing weight? Are you healthy and happy with your diet?
Note: Don't stop taking your basal insulin.