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Blood Glucose Questions

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by 1418 · 1 minute ago

How would I buy a blood glucose meter? I'm 18 years old and don't have diabetes. I just want to monitor my glucose levels(thinking about entering ketosis again). Where would I go get one and do I need a prescription? My dad is a diabetic so he got... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · April 27, 2012 at 3:20 AM

You don't need a prescription. I bought a breeze 2 on amazon, and get the strips from amazon as well (much cheaper than from retail drugstore). A waking blood sugar for a non diabetic might be 88 before eating breakfast. You can also buy the... (more)

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by 4283 · 2 minutes 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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by 1467 · 3 minutes ago

My fasting glucose reading this morning was 6.0mmol/L (108mg) 15 minutes after a banana bread muffin (ingredients include coconut flour, egg,banana and date paste) it was 6.4mmol/L (115mg) One and a half hours after my meal it is 5.6 mmol/L... (more)

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Jen_19 0 · April 04, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Even if you eat a pound of pure sugar, if you aren't diabetic then your blood sugar shouldn't go way out of whack. Post meal reading for healthy individuals vary a great deal. My bgl never goes over 7 or so no matter what I eat or when I measure... (more)

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by 147 · 4 minutes ago

If you are on a ketogenic or very low carb (VLC) diet (e.g. with 50-100gr carb/day and/or eating ketone producing MCT oils such as coconut oil), you may have a dilemma of having high Blood Glucose (BG) despite eating LC: If you are keto adapted,... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · March 29, 2012 at 2:51 PM

The overall issue is insulin sensitivity and the effect is somewhat exaggerated. The prior studies cited by Jaminet and others had rather large A1c ranges: 0.5 intervals. I doubt a VLC diet will push your FBG too much above 110. If you do, you... (more)

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by 20 · 6 minutes ago

Apologies in Advanced this is not the American measurement Serum (3.4-5.4) mmol/L S.A.D diet - 15 Nov 2010 - 5.1 (fasting) S.A.D diet - 2 August 2011 - 6.3 (random) S.A.D diet - 20 August 2011 - 6.0 (fasting) ( had pneumonia and chlamydia... (more)

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Nurse_Kelley 0 · March 09, 2012 at 2:01 PM

All stress hormones are known as "contra-insulin" hormones, so the doc was not far off in his recommendation. Making sure he's on adequate doses of vitamin D and getting plenty of sleep, are also key. Exercise is a great way to naturally lower... (more)

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by 608 · 10 minutes ago

I recently bought a Glucose meter to test my blood sugar. I took it yesterday about 3 hours after a meal and it read 100mg/dl. This morning I took it 12 hours after my last meal, and it read 112mg/dl. These numbers seem high. From my... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · February 02, 2012 at 4:18 PM

How many carbs do you eat? According to Chris Kresser, "very low-carb diets will produce elevated fasting blood glucose levels" and "if you eat a low-carb diet and have borderline high FBG (i.e. 90-105), it may not be cause for concern." Keep in... (more)

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by 20 · 13 minutes ago

I recently purchased a blood glucose tester to track blood glucose levels (why? for fun). I've been testing frequently over the past few days. My post meal numbers seem to be "normal" (120-130s) but my fasting blood glucose is generally around 100... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · December 31, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Paul Jaminet did a post on this that may help you. He writes: My interpretation of the evidence from multiple sources: A plausible conclusion is that a high-carb diet produces a low fasting glucose (let???s say, 80 mg/dl), a PHD type... (more)

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by 8858 · 16 minutes ago

Observation. I bought a blood glucose meter and tested my levels after playing two indoor soccer games. Level was 150+ mg/dL. Replicated this on another night and got 170+ mg/dL. I documented this on Paleohacks months ago, seeking an explanation.... (more)

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Phoenix 0 · November 22, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Eating cheese keeps me regular. Eating the RDA of fiber keeps me irregular.

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by 37187 · 18 minutes ago

I'm just wondering about this because I've been making an effort to eat my meals in a leisurely fashion as I had a lifelong tendency to inhale my food. It can now take an hour or so to eat my daily meal (salad, main dish, fruit) so I'm wondering... (more)

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rht 0 · November 02, 2011 at 1:15 AM

Dr. Bernstein (Bernstein Diabetes Solution) advises that you test right before you begin eating and 1 hour after that (even if you are still eating) and then 2 hours after that, if you are doing a second test. This is inconvenient as you may need... (more)

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by 18412 · 19 minutes ago

Docs are pressuring wifey to drink the koolaid. Should she, or shouldn't she? I remember finding a very astutely written article by none other than Dr Kurt Harris on his thoughts about how the glucose tests done to determine gestational diabetes... (more)

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Gazelle 0 · October 16, 2011 at 1:41 PM

I'm facing the same dilemma. They won't let me give birth in the birthing center without passing the test. At first I wanted to fight it, but I can actually now see the liability issues, etc. that make it necessary. Gestational diabetes seems to... (more)

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by 581 · 20 minutes ago

i'm 5'9" 125lbs male and quite lean with (may be) 6% body fat. what's the best way to calculate lean body mass thinking about bone mass and organs as well? my goal is to gain weight without eating TOO much protein each day that i end up having... (more)

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conciliator 0 · November 07, 2011 at 2:24 AM

Protein doesn't spike glucose really due to triggering glucagon, it spikes insulin. Whey is one of the most insulinogenic proteins and it lowers blood glucose. And in any case, insulin spikes are good for gaining weight. Insulin is an anabolic... (more)

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by 4283 · 29 minutes ago

Ok I'm a type 1 diabetic and have been for almost 25 years now. Paleo + Crossfit has put me in the greatest shape of my life. I've lost 55 lbs (from 195lbs two years ago to 140lbs today.) I'm faster and Stronger than ever. At times I have a... (more)

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Andre_Chimene 0 · June 18, 2011 at 12:38 AM

To know your insulin output...get a C-Peptide test done. While you are at it, check your leptin levels, C-Reactive Protein (for inflammation) and A1c. If you still have some living Betas, you may get some regeneration if your BS is normal. Have... (more)

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by 4283 · 29 minutes ago

I'm looking for a pure source of glucose that is portable for the occassional. I looked into Dextrose powder, however I found out that most of that stuff is derived from corn. I react very badly to zein so I don't think this is a good option for... (more)

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mari 0 · June 15, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Rice! White rice is basically pure glucose. You can make rice balls or just eat it with a fork on the go. I usually stirfry it with some protein and spices for an easy meal on the go.

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by 11111 · 30 minutes ago

Interesting video on how the physical mechanics of oil affects blood & insulin. Using fatty foods to elevate triglycerides and desensitize the body to insulin, glucose elevates rapidly. Could this have long term effects on overall health? Most... (more)

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Futureboy 0 · June 06, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Totally lame. Notice that he doesn't say what exactly, and in what quantity, he eats throughout the course of his little "experiment." "OOOOOH! A Plasma TV!" . For a vegan it seemed like he was REALLY into that meaty sandwich eh? Not only... (more)

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by 15 · 30 minutes ago

Hi everyone: I have been low carbing for nearly six months now with great results. I have lost 15 lbs and have another 15lbs towards my ideal weight. I have been religiously tracking my BS levels for purposes of understanding how my SAD (Standard... (more)

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pfw 0 · June 01, 2011 at 1:01 PM

To quote Peter at hyperlipid, some amount of peripheral insulin resistance is a standard adaptation to LC/VLC. Basically, since your brain needs some glucose, the rest of your body will attempt to spare as much as it can so that your brain can get... (more)

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by 1502 · 32 minutes ago

I'm not sure if many people here measure blood glucose - per Dr. William Davis' suggestion even for non-diabetics - but I wanted to ask if anyone has noticed what fruit-flavored teas do to their BG. I'm a huge fan of tea, mostly Republic of Tea... (more)

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CaveRat 0 · May 11, 2011 at 7:41 PM

I don't know about the tea question, but I found that tracking my blood glucose was VERY helpful in changing my diet. Helpful as in, I'm not sure I would have successfully made the shift without it. I was inspired to get a tester after reading... (more)

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by 11111 · 40 minutes ago

I have been Paleo for over 3 months now. Was told I am 'pre-diabetic' so I have started testing my blood glucose levels recently. What I have noticed is my morning levels are usually around 90 (approx 6:30am) but 5-6 hours later (approx 17 hours... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · November 16, 2010 at 5:37 PM

The answer is here with Peter. Search also his other tags on the right-hand side on the same topic. We've addressed this and things related to this on paleohacks here and here. (more)

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by 20787 · 41 minutes ago

I have heard some say that insulin resistance is helped by low carb diets. I have seen studies showing improved fasting blood glucose levels after eating lowcarb for even only a few weeks. I have also heard some say that eating lowcarb causes... (more)

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Kamal 0 · October 09, 2010 at 5:05 AM

While there's a lot to chew on for this topic, the good doctor Harris explains it well: "Peripheral (muscle) insulin resistance is a normal response to VLC as your muscles are running on fatty acids- otherwise you would get hypoglycemic. The... (more)

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by 1694 · 43 minutes ago

After several months of very-low carb, I've discovered that whenever I cheat with, say, a scoop of ice-cream or a bar of chocolate, aka a sugar bolus, aka a layman's version of the oral glucose tolerance test, I very quickly start showing symptoms... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · May 12, 2010 at 4:30 PM

If you are very insulin sensitive you would probably not experience a negative reaction to sugar. What is more likely is that months of very low carb eating has made your body quite resistant to insulin, this enables the smaller amounts of... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 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 24 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 24 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 1608 · about 24 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 24 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 76 · 1 day 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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