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Type 1 food fasting, a water fast and a juice fast

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Jan 1, 2013. 15 Replies

I figured someone might be able to use some of this data. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 29 years (I'm 30). In the past year I have done 2 fasts: 1 was for 7 days no food, but did have juice on…Continue

Tags: Waterfast, juicefast, Fast, no, food

Which infusion set? To pump or not to pump?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Isara Feb 11, 2010. 18 Replies

Thanks for reading. I've been on MDI for 26 years and just got the MM 722 pump with the Quick set 6mm straight cannula a week ago. The first place I put the infusion set was in my love handle on my…Continue

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Diabetes and the Great Outdoors

For diabetics that like to hike, camp, boat or do anything outside! The goal is to create a forum for tips on dealing with diabetes and the outdoors.See More
Mar 16, 2013
Isara replied to Cara's discussion 'Where are we from?' in the group Tennessee Diabetics
"Another type 1 in TN. I'm in downtown Nashville."
Mar 3, 2013
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Tennessee Diabetics

Just a smaller sub-group of the Southeast US group. If you live in TN, come join in. It is just a little more localized.
Mar 3, 2013
Isara replied to Chris_H's discussion 'Carb Burn Rate?' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"This is a great topic. I don't have a CGMS though. My doc thinks it would be significantly inaccurate for me in particular (if someone could explain why someone's interstitial fluid would be more variable than others, I would be very…"
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Sue replied to Isara's discussion 'Type 1 food fasting, a water fast and a juice fast'
"Isn't that (ketogenic) the idea behind Atkins? I had two non-diabetic friends who got on that bandwagon and lost a ton of weight-serious reduction. But it is unstastainable and they have gained back much, much more weight then was lost. It is…"
Jan 1, 2013
Don replied to Isara's discussion 'Type 1 food fasting, a water fast and a juice fast'
"Fasting and diet changes are so much more difficult with T1 and I can hardly believe your fortitude. Kudos for thinking for yourself and going off the beaten path which really paid off. Chronic pain is no picnic and few people would ever have gotten…"
Jan 1, 2013
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Bg test at 1100 feet.

Gotta check the sugar before moving on.
Dec 31, 2012
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Dec 30, 2012
Isara replied to Isara's discussion 'Type 1 food fasting, a water fast and a juice fast'
"Oh and I've gotten rid of my arthritis pain completely. The juice fast completely took it away, but it slowly came back, but never back to the way it was. The pain is maybe 5% of what it was and has only came around once this year. Now if I…"
Dec 29, 2012
Isara replied to Isara's discussion 'Type 1 food fasting, a water fast and a juice fast'
"Thank you Cary for your reply. I have tried the higher fat, low carb diet already. I've actually tried a quite a few diets for a variety of outcomes. I have tried the variants of paleo, primal, and atkins diets, as well as vegetarianism,…"
Dec 29, 2012
Isara replied to Isara's discussion 'Type 1 food fasting, a water fast and a juice fast'
"The fear was going low without being able to catch it. So I didn't administer any long acting insulin on the second fast. Also, my body is really hard to read. I use 11 units of Levimir at night every night. This always drops my blood sugar…"
Dec 29, 2012
Isara replied to Isara's discussion 'Type 1 food fasting, a water fast and a juice fast'
"I fasted for both spiritual purposes as well as physical purposes. My life has been dedicated to spiritual pursuits, and fasting is a pragmatic hands on spiritual process with objective verifiable conclusions. The major prompt for the fast though…"
Dec 29, 2012
Laddie replied to Isara's discussion 'Type 1 food fasting, a water fast and a juice fast'
""The purpose of basal insulin is to keep your glucose levels consistent at all times. So, if basals are correct, you should be able to continue them as normal and remain at a consistent glucose level through the entire…"
Dec 27, 2012

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
I'd love to meet other diabetics and hear how they deal with this unique challenge.
Date diagnosed
July 3, 1983
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Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump
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medtronic minimed paradigm 722

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At 10:29am on July 3, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Isara!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 6:46am on July 3, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Isara. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 2:05am on July 3, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Isara!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 11:22pm on October 15, 2011, koryandrea said…
today pretty good, what about yourself?
At 2:12pm on October 9, 2011, koryandrea said…
hello I saw your profile I tough why not to say HI!
At 4:48am on July 3, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Isara. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 7:00pm on May 29, 2010, Doris D said…
CALLING ALL PEOPLE FROM TENNESSEE!!!! Let's light up our GREAT State on the TuAnalyze Map by entering our lastest A1C at
At 2:13pm on April 5, 2010, Osob said…

At 9:48pm on April 1, 2010, Judith Wy said…
Happy Easter, Isara. J
At 6:27am on March 26, 2010, Judith Wy said…
Talk to Daniel on Athletics. He is looking for someone with diabetes to rock climb and hand out for summer. I gave him your name and told him you and I have had lengthy conversations about rock climbing and rapelling. I told him how skilled you were. Maybe that would give you a place to stay and fulfill your dream of going to Colorado! Judith



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