Tincup wrote:In my opinion, it would be fine.
Your type 2 diabetes adds an additional complexity to the longer fasts
Don't recall if you are on any diabetic meds.
drae wrote:I am not on diabetes meds at all. Even this last week when I went off my tracks and didn't walk for four days, my average blood glucose readings for the day were 115-135 and I stayed in ketosis daily averages 1.0-2.1. Since I got my ketomojo (March 3) I have not had a reading lower than .7 or higher than 2.6.
Grace wrote:Hi Drae,
I have a lot of experience with fasting and with Dr. Fung's group. I can reassure you that if you have extra body fat (ie, above a normal BMI/body fat percentage) and are not taking meds for diabetes (or critical meds that require food to be absorbed), then fasting is probably the best and fasting way to reduce/eliminate your insulin resistance. The longest fast ever recorded was by someone weighing over 400 pounds who fasted for 382 days, and he did just fine. The body is designed to thrive in conditions of nutrient deprivation and all kinds of metabolic pathways are altered to compensate and start burning your own body fat to fuel and meet the body's metabolic needs. When it becomes risky is if you don't have enough body fat to provide an alternate fuel source.
In this regard, I highly recommend Dr. Fung's two books - The Obesity Code and The Complete Guide to Fasting.
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