Brand new to this site so apologies if im doing this wrong. Since starting college late august, I began a low carb (< 30g/day) and lowish calorie (~1500/day) diet in attempts to lose weight (overweight at ~220 last I checked, don’t have access to a scale at school) and regulate blood sugar. My problem is while I’ve succeeded in regulating my BG, I have decreased my basal from 24u/day to 8u/day, and still I can not get above 90 on a regular basis, instead I hover around 75, which is too low for me to feel comfortable. On top of that, I’m rarely taking any bolus insulin because every time I eat the few carbs in my meal has to go towards bringing up my BG. Even cutting my basal so much has yet to help, as I’m still often going down into the high 60’s. Despite this, I feel much better than I did before starting this diet and would not like to change it, if at all possible. I am reaching out here rather than to my endo (at this point, if it gets worse that is my next step) to find personal experiences similar to mine and how the problems were fixed.
My questions are: Is this typical of starting a low carb diet? Is my basal rate getting concerningly low? (Diagnosed october 2016 if relevant) Do I need to just give up and get more carbs in my diet? (I really hope not) In addition, if you have any advise, it would be very very appreciated.