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Old 02-22-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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Hi all,
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!!
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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When on insulin or other diabetes meds (also blood pressure medication) one needs to be VERY cautious with a PSMF type of diet.

Bottom line is you will lose fat so fast you'll need to have careful monitoring of your meds.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:03 PM   #3
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I was diabetic when I started and was off insulin completely in 10 days. I probably should have come off earlier but it was hard to get in to see my doctor for advice on what to do next - thankfully I got her on the phone and we started titrating down until I was completely off.

I was monitoring my sugars very closely and did go quite hypo once. Had to have a bar as it was all that was around. Not cool.

Test a lot, adjust as necessary, and stay in close contact with your doctor. The benefits are totally worth it! I'm no longer on any medication for diabetes - none - and have had textbook A1C's without it for 9 months now.

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Old 02-23-2013, 12:22 AM   #4
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Hi all,
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.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:58 AM   #5
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When I started this diet August 31, I was taking 160 units per day of Lantus and 35 per day of a fast acting (Apidra). I was off both completely within 20 days. The dropoff is VERY rapid. You need a doctor's help with this, preferably one that is experienced with this type of diet. They told me to reduce down 60% immediately, but that was not enough, you will still get low with that. Good luck and monitor a lot!
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I thought the alternative protocol was just for type I diabetics? I've been on the standard one the whole time in consultation with my coach (who's incredibly knowledgeable) and my doctor. I've been in ketosis the entire time I've been on the program and have been okay across the board.
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I thought the alternative protocol was just for type I diabetics? I've been on the standard one the whole time in consultation with my coach (who's incredibly knowledgeable) and my doctor. I've been in ketosis the entire time I've been on the program and have been okay across the board.
Since you quit taking insulin so early on, you probably avoided all the issues.

It "can" be very dangerous to be taking insulin and in ketosis.

Glad it worked so well for you!!!
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Thank you so much! I've just picked up a few boxes of one-touch strips and starting on Monday to keep in touch with doctor.

This makes me look forward to getting started even more!
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Went through endocrinologist to begin this program. Doctor's office is working closely with coaches office
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