I started taking Amino Acids a few weeks ago, in an attempt to feel better more consistently. In these changing times, I get very high mood highs, and when the shadow shows up, it feels pretty awful in contrast!
The very first thing I noticed, was my blood sugar dropping. After a week of chasing lows, which means eating quick carbs, I felt fat! I slowly decreased my basil rate, which is the rate of insulin being given throughout the day. I went from a total 14 units per day, to a total of 12. Pretty good right?
Now to get rid of this extra belly. I started eating very low carb, and notice two big things.
First, a massive headache! Because of the extra sugar always in my blood, I have a problem with yeast. I’m sure I’m going through die off. Added extra Probiotics, starting drinking more water.
Second, and this is the exciting part, I went from taking a total of 45-55 units of Insulin a day, (basil and bolus combines) to 16-17 units! My blood sugar normally goes up after eating, until the Bolus for the food intake has time to work. It is why Diabetics wait 2 hours after eating to check. I’m barely taking any Boluses, and not getting the spike after eating. My blood sugar is almost normal, all the time.
There are carbs I really enjoy, and the thought of giving them up entirely is sad, however I have to ask myself if it would be worth the benefits of less Insulin, less yeast growth, and over all stable blood sugar.