Ok I'm a type 1 diabetic and have been for almost 25 years now. Paleo + Crossfit has put me in the greatest shape of my life. I've lost 55 lbs (from 195lbs two years ago to 140lbs today.) I'm faster and Stronger than ever. At times I have a hard time keeping my blood glucose levels up (believe it or not) especially on rest weeks that I'm not beating the high intensity tar out of myself. So how do I figure out how much of this is attributed to my insulin medication and how much if any is naturally occurring? The amount of insulin I take now is so low it is unreal.
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on June 18, 2011
at 12:38 AM
To know your insulin output...get a C-Peptide test done. While you are at it, check your leptin levels, C-Reactive Protein (for inflammation) and A1c. If you still have some living Betas, you may get some regeneration if your BS is normal. Have you tried injecting in the love handles. According to Dr. B, you get a 10% more efficient utilization of insulin. He still shoots in the back of the arm or the butt. He is thin and must search for fat sites to inject into. Great work on your improvements. All us Diabetics got to do the right thing..find our way without the ADA.
on June 17, 2011
at 11:00 PM
That's all awesome, but if you're type I, there's no reason to believe that your pancreas will be miraculously fixed. Even if you're type II, the best you can probably hope for (in terms of pancreatic function) is a cessation of beta-cell burnout. I definitely recommend Dr. Bernstein's book and monthly phone conference (see here).