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.

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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