Originally Posted by beepure
My doctor suggested this program for me several months ago, but had to get in the right place/space to be serious. I thank you all for your thoughtful and informational posts. I learned more about IP here than in research many other places (in fact when I met with my coach this week, I could almost tell her the guidelines)
Since I am Type II insulin dependent/ and highly insulin resistant I a bit nervous about the lows. Just wanted to see if anyone else has had this experience.
Also I have seen so many great recipes here, just not sure how to account for this in terms of the diet.
Thank you all already for your inspirational stories!!
Do you have a coach or clinic you are doing this through? As an insulin dependent, you should be on the alternative protocol, made for Type I and Type II insulin dependent diabetics. You need to NOT go into ketosis, because your blood sugars will drop too fast. Alternative protocol, you will lose but not go into ketosis, so the losses are slower, but it is proven to work.
I actually started this diet BECAUSE my doctor told me it was time to start using insulin and this was my last ditch effort to avoid that.
I do not know the specifics of alternative protocol, but seriously, you need to learn them if you are taking insulin. Do not start the diet until you are clear on the nutritional requirements...it's dangerous.