New diagnosis - intermittent fasting

By Fitzyb67 Latest Reply 2017-07-13 19:48:28 -0500
Started 2017-07-08 16:53:13 -0500

I recently and shockingly found out that my A1c1 was 8.3! What a shock I imediatly decided that I need to change up my life style! I was started on metformin and had a horrible abdominal reaction to it that lasted for 2 days - I then began to read about T2 - I decided to try and change my eating habits and exercise habits to see if I could control my sugars without medication crazy right? I have began intermittent fasting ( which I love by the way - where has it been all my life ) I do 8:16 method - have started a LCHF diet and introduce 20-40 mins of walking on the treadmill in to my life - I have been doing it for a week - BS in the day time have been coming down are all under 140 usally 99-125 my fasting is slower to react started at 160 the last 2 mornings it's been 120 - I am taking apple cider and cinimon tables as well - my question is to anyone that's tried fasting how long before your fasting blood sugar was under control ?

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Fitzyb67 2017-07-13 19:48:28 -0500 Report

Thanks for the incouragement - my day BS have really began to change all under 140 usually low 100s - it just the FBS that's taking its time the last few mornings it's been in the 120s so I am hopefull that it is slowly coming down ! I have a 3 day fast planned in the next week or
so - Iets hope that helps :)

Mallacai 2017-07-13 08:15:42 -0500 Report

I have never done IF but my understanding is that it is going to take some time before your BG numbers come down. It took us a long time getting here so it will take some more time getting out.

NewSong53 2017-07-11 09:27:13 -0500 Report

Beginning in late March I began intermittent fasting, too. I get best results when I do a 24 hour fast 2 x week. My BG never goes below 100 and is usually 155 or 160 upon awakening, even when it's 125 or 130 when I went to bed the night before. I had been overeating for so long and especially sweets and carbs, so I think I have a lot stored in my liver. When I eat carbs, it doesn't allow my liver to release what's stored because it uses what is in my bloodstream. Dr. Jason Fung's book "The Obesity Code" (can find it on Amazon) explains this process — I'm no expert. The rest of the time, I fast 18 hours and eat during a 6 hour window. I usually start eating around noon until 6pm. If your BG dips while you're sleeping, your liver releases some of what's stored — it keeps you from dipping too low while you're sleeping. (Everyone's body reacts differently, but this is my theory about my body because I check frequently and log absolutely everything I eat, drink or do.)

So, from what others have posted here, my belief is that it just takes time and there is no way to predict when it will happen with you — but i have faith that it will happen in time, as long as I stick with this and continue to exercise daily. Good luck and good for you that you are taking action!

Nani914 2017-07-10 14:40:08 -0500 Report

Hi, it is not crazy to try and control your BG without medicine. I have been doing that for two weeks now and have been able to maintain steady levels of 104 and below. I have been lifting light weights as my only means of exercise for now because the weather here in South Texas is unbearable. I don't understand what you mean by intermittent fasting. Hopefully someone else has a response to your question. :)

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