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    Insulin resistance and fasting

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    Just curious your thoughts. Through my insurance company they have pregnancy program where a nurse calls you every few weeks blah blah blah to find out how your prenatal visits are going, diet etc. So she tells me today that because I am insulin resistant that when I wake in the morning my blood sugar will soar after long periods of fasting and that isn't good for the baby so the solution would be eating some small protein snack before bed to manage the sugar in the morning and of course to avoid fruit first thing in the morning, save my fruit for the afternoon when the sugar is more stable. So what do you all think? Is it bad to fast if you are IR? Anyone have experience with this. I was IFing a lot before finding out I was pregnant, never tested my sugar before because technically I am not diabetic.

    I have been thinking about this convo with her all evening and it is hard to figure if it is plain CW or not.
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    I am pretty sure I was/am IR. When I first went primal I could not do IF without feeling like I was going to die. I would get symptoms of low blood sugar. Now? I can fast without difficulty. I am guessing because eating primal fixed my IR?

    I am thinking if you can do it- fast that is, then you are probably not harming your baby.

    Are you able to test your BG levels? If so try it and see what is going on in there.

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    I'm similar to Nutmeg. I used to be so hungry when I woke up. Nowadays I don't get hungry until 9, 10 or sometimes even 11 a.m. I don't usually last longer than that, so I'm thinking my insulin levels are not completely "fixed", but they have improved greatly.

    Frankly, since you're pregnant, I'd just go with how you feel. If you're hungry, eat. If not, and you feel fine, don't.

    But Nut is right... no harm in testing your levels for a while and see what your body's doing.

    I'm not big on advice that's one-size-fits-all... it's so individual!
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    Yeah I never get the shakes or anything anymore, not since the very beginning of PB. I usually can go up to 16 hours, sometimes more before being preggo. I haven't gone longer than 12 since being preggo. It could very well be that PB has rectified some of this. The nurse was probably just making a generalized statement for preggos with IR.
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