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What happens if you stop taking insulin?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josephine A Ni Dhomhnaill Nov 22, 2012. 33 Replies

For the last 11 days I haven't taken any basel or rapid acting insulin. For the first week I ate what I wanted - carb overload - and for the last few days I've eaten very little and practically no…Continue

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Type 1, low carbs and metformin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott E May 5, 2011. 19 Replies

Hello all,I was diagnosed as Type 1 in December at age 40. I'm over the shock and horror now and after a lot of internet research decided that the low carb approach is the way for me. I was diagnosed…Continue


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Diabetics with Eating Disorders is a not for profit organisation. Research shows that female type one diabetics at 2x the risk of developing anorexia or bulimia, & 40% of 15 – 30 regularly manipulate or omit insulin in order to lose weight.See More
Feb 8, 2014
Hana Rous replied to RacheEH's discussion 'A no carb approach' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"I'm a T2 and eat very little carb. Often none in a day. I keep pretty fit and need minimal medication [2 x 500mg Metformin and a1cs in the 5s.] I'm 10 years diagnosed. I don't however use supplements. I don't find them necessay.…"
Jan 5, 2014
Tabacblond replied to RacheEH's discussion 'A no carb approach' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"As everyone said your body will be more effective in producing glucose from proteins. Mine does. You would probably need to take more basal, not less. But may be able to reduce mealtimes."
Dec 10, 2013
Kevin Marshall replied to RacheEH's discussion 'A no carb approach' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"Honestly it sounds like you're about as low as you can go if you're truly a Type 1. However, considering that you're only shooting 2 units of levemir per day to cover your basal, I'd almost wonder if you're not technically a…"
Dec 9, 2013

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At 3:55am on October 17, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,RacheEH. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 3:39am on October 17, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY RacheEH.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?
At 1:32am on October 17, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, RacheEH!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 12:20pm on February 28, 2011, Jesus Ingles said…
Welcome to our wonderful community. Please feel free to explore and join any groups or discussions that may be of interest to you. If you have any questions or just need extra support, feel free to reach out to any of us since we are all here for each other. Once again welcome to our cyber home away from home, and we hope that you will stay with us for a while.
At 6:07pm on February 27, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
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