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Type 1 diabetes and Intermittent Fasting

Commented on November 11, 2013
Created May 25, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Are there any Type 1 diabetics doing intermittent fasting? If so could you please explain how it's working for you. I have had some success with blood sugar control while fasting. Specifically with using bulletproof coffee. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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on November 11, 2013
at 02:50 PM

Why dont you just have a good nice breakfast in the morning? To get those pesky stress hormones down that accumulate over the night and ramp up your blood sugar.

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Wow! Sounds like it's working well for you. Thanks for your advice. Good luck on Saturday. I'd love to know how it goes. :)

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on June 07, 2013
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Hello! I have been doing bulletproof and taking symlin in the morning to stop the dawn effect in the morning. I then work out around 2:30pm and break my fast at 4:00pm. I have been experiencing weight loss and my blood sugar is usually steady (~115mg/dl) throughout my fast. I have found that the key is waking up with a good blood sugar of about 80mg/dl. The coffee tends to bring me up to 115mg/dl and I stay there. I have been trying to stop eating at about 10pm, but I often have to correct lows after that. I'm working balancing my insulin out to avoid those. Please let me know if you have Q's?

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on November 11, 2013
at 02:20 PM

Been doing it for over one year now, great results.

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on August 01, 2013
at 12:35 PM

Hi

I've started skipping breakfast on the weekends-last meal is 7pm the night before then dont eat again until 12ish. I've been type 1 for 33 years and this really does work well. I've only started this last 2 weeks but i just have slightly more insulin as your body will be producing glycogen from the liver as it thinks you are running out of sugar and sadly for us Type 1's we can then not "utilise" that bloodsugar and so it tends to creep up. Adjust slowly and carefully but it will even out I agree bloodsugars are better later and I dont feel at all hungry

Yet to try a full 24 hours buy going to attempt this Saturday as i'm busy all day :)

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on August 01, 2013
at 04:37 PM

Wow! Sounds like it's working well for you. Thanks for your advice. Good luck on Saturday. I'd love to know how it goes. :)

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on June 07, 2013
at 01:39 AM

Hi Hannah - I am a type 1 diabetic woman (28 years old, diabetic for 25 years) and have just begun using IF about a month ago. I seem to be having some high blood sugars in the morning when I skip breakfast and don't eat until lunch. I am feeling good other wise and have seen good blood sugars the rest of the day and have lost some weight but am concerned / frustrated with the elevation in blood sugar in the mornings when skipping breakfast. I tried the bulletproof coffee a couple times and didn't love it but am willing to try it again if it helps with morning blood sugars. What have your experiences with IF/ bulletproof coffee been? Interested in hearing your results. Haven't seen that much about type 1 / fasting.

F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

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on June 07, 2013
at 11:02 PM

Hello! I have been doing bulletproof and taking symlin in the morning to stop the dawn effect in the morning. I then work out around 2:30pm and break my fast at 4:00pm. I have been experiencing weight loss and my blood sugar is usually steady (~115mg/dl) throughout my fast. I have found that the key is waking up with a good blood sugar of about 80mg/dl. The coffee tends to bring me up to 115mg/dl and I stay there. I have been trying to stop eating at about 10pm, but I often have to correct lows after that. I'm working balancing my insulin out to avoid those. Please let me know if you have Q's?

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on November 11, 2013
at 02:50 PM

Why dont you just have a good nice breakfast in the morning? To get those pesky stress hormones down that accumulate over the night and ramp up your blood sugar.

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