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by 83 · about 9 hours ago

I received a blood glucose meter this morning, just looking for some advice using it...I don't eat breakfast so I should do a fasting test now I think, then again after a starchy meal to see how i'm handling the carbs right? How long after the... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · August 04, 2014 at 1:13 PM

I disagree with the previous post, you could very well be on a low carb diet and not have blood glucose below 70mg/dl. As a matter of fact the people who do low carb and have a blood glucose of less than 70mg/dl are usually the ones who just start... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

First, I'm a type 2 diabetic.I began a Ketogenic diet recently and knowing I had to eat good fats as 75 to85 percent of my diet I took a teaspoon of a high quality MCT oil and just about 20 minutes later my blood sugar went from 90 to 140 and took... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 20, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Eating excess meat can cause blood sugar rises because we can't directly burn the protein, but rather first convert the excess into glucose and then dispose of the glucose (except that if you're insulin resistant, you can't dispose of the glucose... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hi everybody, I have a friend with strange blood glucose readings. My friend is eating Paleo (or better say Primal) for a long time. She is eating a moderate carb Primal version. She is doing a lot of endurance sport. Daily... (more)

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Yuki 0 · May 30, 2014 at 6:37 AM

This article talks about how insulin resistance is on the rise in young, slender women who do not even remotely fit the diabetes stereotype. http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/type-2-diabe...Metformin sucks! The gastrointestinal problems don't... (more)

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by 10994 · about 9 hours ago

Does stress raise blood sugar? Does high blood sugar raise stress? Is there something that causes stress and high blood sugar? Or Is there no correlation between blood sugar and stress?

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CD 0 · May 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Are you talking about stress as in teh human emotion or oxidative stress on cells? yes: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21052944 no: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6684840 sort of:... (more)

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by 84 · about 9 hours ago

Hi, recently i've been getting higher glucose levels than usual. My fasting glucose in the morning has been around 5.2-5.8 mmol/l (93.6 mg/dl - 104.4 mg/dl), and it still is. But my glucose levels between meals is getting to about 7.8... (more)

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GabyYYZ 0 · January 29, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Curious if anyone has implemented the ketogenic protocol as specified in the PHD book? It recommends at least 200 calories starchy veggies (50g starchy carbs?), 600 combined protein and carb calories (so at least 100g protein?), and a minimum... (more)

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by 15 · about 9 hours ago

Please help me. I used to be severe hypoglycemic and eating paleo improved my symptoms. I used to have nocturnal hypoglycemia eating the SAD, like 40 the whole night... I even ended up in the ER several times. I'm from Portugal and doctors are... (more)

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by 1608 · about 9 hours ago

Hi Everyone, I had some bloodwork done the other day, and my (non-fasting) blood glucose came back at 197, prompting the doctor to insist that I get screened for diabetes (via Hemoglobin A1C test) . Wow! I wasn't expecting that. Granted,... (more)

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thhq 0 · January 22, 2014 at 11:25 AM

When I was diagnosed T2 diabetic my blood glucose was 200 fasting on repeated tests. Eating less high glycemic carbs brought that down within a couple of weeks. However, if I ate a lot of sugary or starchy carbs - a piece of pie or a cup of... (more)

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by 10 · about 10 hours ago

Ok so the doctor suspects my aunt has a lymphoma, which is a type of cancer. I would like her to get into a state of nutritional ketosis so she can get rid of it through autophagy and by starving the cancerous cells of sugar. I had planned to... (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 28, 2013 at 5:20 AM

Let me immediately come to the point: There is absolutely no way of calculating or even estimating the blood ketone level based on the blood glucose level. The only conclusions you can draw is that if you have a very high blood glucose level (way... (more)

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by 40 · about 10 hours ago

Hi everyone, I recently did some blood glucose and blood ketone tests after 16 hours of intermittent-fasting: 11:30AM: blood glucose of 65 mg/dl or 3.6 mmol/l, blood b-ketones of 0.6 mmol/l 12:00PM: meal of 3 eggs, 1 tablespoon grass-fed... (more)

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Digby 0 · April 13, 2013 at 2:06 AM

Your BG is on the low end of normal, and your ketones will go high with more fat and lowering protein. One day tells you a little, but it takes weeks to see the real trends of your eating and exercise. Keep tracking and you will have good data on... (more)

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by 30 · about 10 hours ago

My girlfriend insists that eating paleo is about eating whole, clean foods and that controlling blood sugar spikes is not a significant concern (besides in those diagnosed with or pre-disposed to diabetes). She doesn't believe there is sufficient... (more)

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Mscott 0 · December 29, 2012 at 1:30 AM

I lean towards agreeing with your girlfriend, though I'd enjoy hearing some contrary opinions. Stephan Guyenet had a blog post where he looked at studies on the glycemic index, which concerns blood sugar spikes, and found no convincing evidence... (more)

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by 25 · about 10 hours ago

A little background: Newly diagnosed (a week plus ago) diabetic (Type 1 or atypical, verdict not out yet until further tests / analysis of BG readings), on basal insulin (6 units single dose daily pre-breakfast). BG for a week at home post... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 25, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Read Dr. Bernstein's Diabetic Solution. You can learn to "eat to the meter" which will minimize the amount of insulin you need and guard you from organ damage.

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by 76 · about 10 hours ago

I have been eating a mostly paleo diet for a year. I'm a 38 y.o. male, 5'10" and 175 pounds. I hovered between 200 and 215 prior to changing my diet/lifestyle. I know have a 32-inch waist and am happy with my weight. I eat some cheese from... (more)

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yemel 0 · December 26, 2012 at 4:11 AM

Eat lots of raw fermented foods like kimchi, kefir (milk, coconut or water), sourkraut and kombucha. Take high quality probiotics if you can afford them. Try different types. Try dairy based and soil based probiotic supplements. Primal defense is... (more)

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by 208 · about 10 hours ago

first, I have been scouring PH for previous posts, none seem to address my question or they made me have new questions. This is my second day of monitoring BG. I am a non-diabetic, overweight female. I have also slipped significantly in my... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · December 08, 2012 at 6:57 PM

No, it isn't unusual to have your fasting BG be the highest, especially when eating low-carb. Research "dawn phenomenon;" your liver prepares you for waking and can cause a spike.

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by 208 · about 10 hours ago

I decided to start testing my blood sugar. I am non-diabetic but overweight. 1) as a non-scale way of measuring my progress 2) I like to collect data anyway 3) I think seeing the stark numbers will reinforce dietary discipline. When I am... (more)

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karstyl 0 · December 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM

The things that I think help: Cut back on fructose. If you must sweeten use a glucose syrup. I posted this article on another thread, fructose does cause more insulin resistance then glucose: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385 Fast... (more)

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by 4283 · about 10 hours ago

Have any Type 1 Diabetics tried using Gymnema Sylvestre to lower their blood sugar? What was the initial reaction? How much were you able to lower your blood sugar and insulin dosages by?

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rubidoux 0 · July 27, 2013 at 7:18 AM

I just started using it recently, chewing the dryer leaves, and it is definitely bringing my b/s down noticeably. I have turned my basals down and most nights I don't even have to bolus for dinner (I eat very low carb and moderate protein, and... (more)

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by 100 · about 10 hours ago

Hello, I'm a 22 yr old male and have been Low Carb/Paleo for just over a year. I've lost about 95 pounds since starting and just recently got a free blood glucose monitor. Here I've been randomly testing out of curiosity and I have some... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 18, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Your numbers are fine. Well controlled diabetics try to keep their 2 hour post-prandial BG <140 mg/dl. I'm a T2 and I can keep my < 108 mg/dl almmost all of the time by eating <25g of carbohydrate a day. If I ate more than, say, 50g in... (more)

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by 2825 · about 10 hours ago

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and have a pretty open-minded midwife - however, since both my dad and his dad are type 2 diabetics, she wants me to do the oral glucose tolerance test. I don't have to fast, and I think it's a 1-hour test. The options she... (more)

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AmandaLP 0 · October 22, 2012 at 3:38 AM

The glucose tolerance test isn't that useful when on a lower carb diet. But, gestational diabetes can be pretty bad. Ask if you can do other things to show your blood sugar levels are fine. You can buy a glucose monitor for around $10 (and they... (more)

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by 68 · about 10 hours ago

FACTS: Male, white, 52 5-7 170lbs approx. 130lbs fat-free mass Bodyfat: approx. 19% GOAL: <10% bf using a LC PaIeo diet combined with Intermittent Fasting which means I must lose at least 17lbs of bf, both subcutaneous and... (more)

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grace 0 · July 03, 2012 at 3:43 AM

I'd concur with Knox. Too much stressors include IF. Though the cortisol reported was decent it doesn't show the response or hour to hour pattern. One value is almost meaningless. Here we discussed earlier how IF causes pseudo... (more)

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by 5775 · about 10 hours ago

Has anyone heard of these or even used them? I'm wondering if it would be worth it to do a little experimenting and thought it would be an interesting tool to experiment with.

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Bernard_Farrell 0 · June 29, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I've been wearing a Dexcom CGM since March 2007, the product has evolved several times in those 5 years. A CGM is very different to a standard blood glucose meter because you get the context of where your blood glucose has been and where it may... (more)

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by 4413 · about 10 hours ago

I know there are other threads on this topic and I have read a lot of them. I just wonder if there is anything more current than this article from 2007 to help me understand this. Perhaps its still current and valid.... (more)

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Big_Kitty 0 · June 19, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Increase your carbohydrate (ie,acceptable starches) intake. By avoiding carbohydrates you are decreasing your insulin sensitivity by not giving your body a chance to adapt and process this macronutrient. Think: Would you become a more efficient... (more)

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by 4413 · about 10 hours ago

I was eating very low carb and high protein, high healthy fat and for the first time ever my fasting blood glucose was too high (98) and so was my insulin (9.0). I got some advice here and from my nutritionist and ND and added more sodium and a... (more)

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KA24 0 · June 17, 2012 at 12:04 AM

I've had a similar experience. For a while, I was overweight and was a Type 1/2 Diabetic for 9 years, Insulin-dependent with a poor, high-carb diet for 6 years. After of now, I'm in great shape and have been Paleo for almost 2 years, eating a... (more)

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by 4413 · about 10 hours ago

Between May 2011 and May 2012 I started eating high (healthy) fat and continued with my low carb., very low sugar and high protein diet. I got yearly labs done and I improved significantly in all areas of Cardiovascular risk. Total cholesterol... (more)

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eric_9 0 · June 05, 2012 at 8:48 AM

98 for fasting glucose is not really that high, IMO. Also you probably need to do more tests, that is have more samples to work with. If you have a glucose meter you can test yourself every AM for a few days and see what your average really... (more)

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by 4283 · about 10 hours ago

I know that carbs and excess protein raise BG levels but what affect does fat such as coconut oil have on BG levels?

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Nasty_Brutish_and_Short 0 · May 14, 2012 at 3:38 AM

I've researched this before and from what I recall around 3% of dietary fats get converted into blood glucose. I experimented on myself (I'm a Type 1 diabetic) by drinking a pint of heavy whipping cream but found it had no impact on my BG.

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by 3280 · about 10 hours ago

I regret a series of bad decisions today. I ended up at TGI Fridays, and got an 8oz steak (butter topped), and 2 servings of sweet potato fries. Before you yell at me for the sides, let me explain that I have multiple areas of my small intestine... (more)

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AnonymousMoe 0 · October 18, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Food causes a spike in blood sugar followed by a decline in blood sugar. I'm pretty sure that blood sugar is expected to be low 4 hours after a meal. In the first 20-60 minutes after you eat, your sugar will spike. In the 1.5-2.5 hour range, your... (more)

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by 4283 · about 10 hours ago

Hey Everyone, ok some background: Type 1 diabetic, paleo for 3 yrs, pretty strict, sleep is good, stress is low. Ok so I've been having a hard time getting my glucose levels down. I've had this problem for the last few months but it seems to... (more)

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Susan_13 0 · April 18, 2012 at 3:37 AM

Hey there! So, as a type 1 diabetic myself, I think I know what may be going on with your wonky symptoms. For years my blood sugars ran above 200, my body got used to that, so when I decided to finally go Paleo and get in better control, I started... (more)

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