Jump to content
Diabetes forums
  • Welcome To Diabetes Forums!

    Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today to contribute and support the site.

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

miketurco

fasting

Recommended Posts

rubidoux

What holiday?

 

Fasting is freakin awesome for me. :) Right now I'm about 40 hours fasted and I feel great. Makes me feel like I'm on speed! lol Puts me in a very energetic, up mood. I tend to not feel hungry at all. My blood sugar stays very steady.

 

I don't have a problem w liver dumps at all, but some people do. I feel like there must be some way around that other than eating, but maybe not. Insulin would do the trick, but may not be worth it if you're not already using it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kit

I think I don't quite understand the question.

 

Are you concerned with how to deal with fasting with everyone pushing food on you on the big holiday dinners?

Do you think maybe you need to fast because of the big holiday dinners?

Do you think you need to fast to recover from the big holiday dinners?

 

More details would be helpful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NoraWI

Jewish holidays are coming and fasting is a part of them. The Moslem Ramadan was just observed where there is fasting from sunup to sundown for 8(?) days. I don't celebrate any holidays and, therefore have never fasted. As a T1, I'm afraid that fasting would set my body upside down. My father used to fast once every 2 or 3 weeks... just for a day. Not a true fast since he did drink juices. He felt physical benefits from his fasts. He did it for years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bountyman

I find a happy medium in listening to my body. I fast when I sleep. I find it difficult to cook with my eyes closed. When I 'm hungry...I eat. I don't eat too much...it's not like I'm a construction worker and my next meal ain't comin' until I get home. I don't eat because I feel like eating...and I don't not eat because of any other reason. My body rules my appetite...not my cultural pinnings. On that note...I seem to be doing okay with that philosophy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
samuraiguy

If it is religious fasting most people with medical conditions receive dispensation, i.e. sickly (includes diabetes), elderly, pregnant and nursing individuals are exempt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TX_Clint

I don't do fasting well. I'm more into slowing these days. Walk slower, talk slower, eat slower, drive slower. Slow is good. Fasting also doesn't suit my joy in eating a fine meal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
miketurco

The Jewish holiday Yom Kippur is in a few weeks. It's the most important Jewish holiday and during that holiday you fast. I haven't fasted for it in quite some time but would like to do so this year. Thought I'd open the topic up here. And btw, shana tova (happy new year). The Jewish new year, rosh hashana, is right around the corner.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GretchO

As a T1 I find fasting the perfect time to do basal testing. I had to fast recently for an endoscopy and decided to turn it into a 24 hour fast...turns out my basal rates are great (right now). Ranged from 82-114 for the entire day. Totally different ballgame for a T2 I'd suppose.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
samuraiguy

The Jewish holiday Yom Kippur is in a few weeks. It's the most important Jewish holiday and during that holiday you fast. I haven't fasted for it in quite some time but would like to do so this year. Thought I'd open the topic up here. And btw, shana tova (happy new year). The Jewish new year, rosh hashana, is right around the corner.

I have a Jewish friend who told me fasting on Yom Kippur is optional if it would put your health at risk, so I guess if the fast would put your BG numbers out of whack, optional, if you can keep good BG numbers, fast at your discretion. Of course, consult a Rabbi to make sure.

 

I would suppose you could do like Lent in the Catholic church and choose an alternative sacrifice instead of fasting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
control

The Jewish holiday Yom Kippur is in a few weeks. It's the most important Jewish holiday and during that holiday you fast. I haven't fasted for it in quite some time but would like to do so this year. Thought I'd open the topic up here. And btw, shana tova (happy new year). The Jewish new year, rosh hashana, is right around the corner.

 

I don't get it.  More than anyone in (my) recent memory, you have been the most vocally obsessive with regards to diet, dubious (at best) BG lowering foods and statistical anomalies.  From what you've posted, your system seems to be hypersensitive to even small changes in diet.  Clearly, you get concerned when you have a day of "out of the normal" numbers.  So, why, if you haven't observed the fast as you put it, "in quite some time", would you now observe it if there is a high probability that your numbers will do something whacky?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
miketurco

As I understand, if fasting puts your health at risk it's forbidden. Otherwise it's required. What I'll do is watch my bg throughout the day and if things get out of whack, I'll address the problem by eating.

 

Thanks, everyone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
miketurco

I don't get it.  More than anyone in (my) recent memory, you have been the most vocally obsessive with regards to diet, dubious (at best) BG lowering foods and statistical anomalies.  From what you've posted, your system seems to be hypersensitive to even small changes in diet.  Clearly, you get concerned when you have a day of "out of the normal" numbers.  So, why, if you haven't observed the fast as you put it, "in quite some time", would you now observe it if there is a high probability that your numbers will do something whacky?  

 

You're far from the first person to comment on my compulsiveness and so forth, so here's an explanation. Until not so long ago I lead my life pretty much irresponsibly, across the board. At 53 years I found myself old, fat, bald and broke. In December of last year, I weighed something like 298 pounds, absolutely no savings, was living week-to-week in a hotel, had recently found out I had diabetes (a1c 12.4 or something) AND the cialis/viagra type pills had basically lost their incredible magic. My health had really taken a dive and I either had to do something about it or simply allow myself to grow old and sick, or worse.

 

My path out of this was to focus, no, obsess, on the things I know best, which is basically computer/tech/math/business. So, yes, I have definitely gone overboard. Since the beginning of this year, though, these obsessions of mine have allowed me to bring in solid/steady work for my business, my weight is down to 251 and my bg has not gone north of 110 all week (excluding that pesky dp thing which I can't seem to kick). In other words, I've been able to nail my diet, my work routine and my budget. And, hey, given the reduction in stress, weight loss and improved bg control, seems that I don't need those damn pills anymore.

 

Yom Kippur, from my perspective, is the day of the year you forgive yourself for your past sins and also commit to plans to make yourself a better person in the coming year. Part of that is fasting. And this year in particular I'm really looking forward it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bountyman

In other words, I've been able to nail my diet, my work routine and my budget. And, hey, given the reduction in stress, weight loss and improved bg control, seems that I don't need those damn pills anymore.

 

Good to hear, Mike, although I'd be willing to bet that's just too much information. But listen...if you start getting arthritis in your wrist from your new-found reserection (sp?)...save us the tirade...m'kay?  :) 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.