My Results – 10 Days In (repost from Aug 2016)

Here’s my ten day progress report on fasting from back in Aug 2016.

Here’s a plot of my insulin over the last month or so. I started the 16/8 Intermittent Fast (skip breakfast and lunch) about 10 days ago.

My daily insulin levels have gone from around 100 units a day to 55 units a day. All by skipping breakfast and lunch and just eating later (5PM-11PM).

I have had good blood glucose numbers over the same period. Here’s the chart over the last 30 days.

My average blood glucose has stablized and is much lower than the peaks from earlier. My pump lists:

Days 7 Avg 125
Days 14 Avg 126
Days 30 Avg 147

It is worth noting that most of the days earlier my bolus was around 30% of the total and the basal was around 70%. That was because there were days where they were 50-50. But most days were much lower. If the recommendation is 50%-50% then my basal was set too high. Yet I never went low. Something is really broken with this whole ever-increasing insulin model.

Fasting seems like a great reset to the ever-increasing insulin model. I am not sure how fast to drop my basal rates. I am now at 26 Units for the day. I think I will drop the insulin every other day by .25 Units per hour.

Nobody else should do what I am doing just because I am doing it, please. You can see how careful I am being to make sure I don’t go high.


Author: Doug

I'm an Engineer who is also a science geek. I was pre-diabetic in 1996 and became a diabetic in 2003. I decided to figure out how to hack my diabetes and in 2016 found the ketogetic diet which reversed my diabetes.

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