GeorgeN wrote:LanceS wrote:With low insulin readings and high glucose, has a doctor ever tried to assess beta cell functioning? I don' t know if it is a question worth pursuing as it may not change how you have to live.
Lance, good catch. Could easily be type 1, 1.5 (LADA) diabetes. A flat insulin curve is indicative here. I know a number of T1's or 1.5's who had the illness come on later in life. One friend, a low carb veg guy, has been able to maintain a modest amount of beta cell function for 9 years (the "honeymoon" phase), even though he's been diagnosed as T1 and has antibodies. He uses a small amount of basal insulin, like 9 units/day. As an aside, suggested he might try Gundry's Matrix program https://www.apoe4.info/forums/download/file.php?id=635 for a bit and see if the antibodies regressed (since T1 is an autoimmune issue).
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