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by 55 · August 06, 2014 at 2:28 PM

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 · July 20, 2014 at 4:57 PM

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 · May 30, 2014 at 6:37 AM

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 11011 · May 16, 2014 at 11:58 PM

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 · January 29, 2014 at 8:27 PM

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 · January 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM

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 1549 · January 22, 2014 at 11:25 AM

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 · March 15, 2014 at 4:16 PM

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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alexarthurs84 0 · November 18, 2013 at 4:07 AM

@Alice 8 If you're after affordable blood Ketone strips - I'd give www.ketosistools.com a go - they've got the cheapest I've seen online ... I buy from them all the time... Good luck with everything and please keep us updated how you go.. . (more)

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by 40 · April 27, 2013 at 2:22 AM

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 149 · February 22, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Hello, I've been playing with a glucose meter lately, and after eating a piece of fish, three baked potatoes, and butter about 30 minutes ago for dinner, I'm getting values around 200. Is this a concern? I believe the usual test with pure glucose... (more)

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panteleimon 0 · February 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

It is a concern, it's a doctor you ought to be talking to now. You might need to stop eating potatoes.

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by 30 · May 21, 2013 at 8:47 AM

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 · December 25, 2012 at 11:47 PM

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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Scratch 0 · December 25, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Drinking half a glass of wine with dinner results in a lower BG for me than the same foods without wine. More than half a glass and the effect diminishes or disappears completely.

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by 88 · December 28, 2012 at 12:37 AM

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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dzone 0 · December 23, 2012 at 4:44 PM

HUH!!! People on paleo don't get sick?? LMFAO!!

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by 208 · December 09, 2012 at 11:29 PM

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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Dinoeater 0 · December 09, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Looks like your eating real good to keep your BG from spiking and your testing proves it! Just wait a while and your BG will start to go down. Don't forget that your red blood cells have been changed to carry more glucose. It takes a while for... (more)

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by 208 · December 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM

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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texas210 0 · December 21, 2012 at 9:03 PM

To answer your last question your number should be involved with time of day/time since last meal/what kind of meal. Check this out http://www.foodloversdiet-s.com/blood-sugar-levels-chart.html (more)

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by 4240 · July 27, 2013 at 7:18 AM

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 · November 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM

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 2923 · November 09, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I don't usually feel hunger, but sometimes after conflict situations I am sort of hungry... My question to you esteemable paleohackers is: is this a manifestation of blood sugar rising during conflict, only to fall too low in the period... (more)

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August 0 · October 26, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I think we feel moves more than we feel particular levels, so you are probably feeling a drop from the 100s into the 80s, but it is doubtful blood sugar would go lower than that, unless you help suppress it with alcohol or something.

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by 2817 · April 24, 2014 at 2:07 PM

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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paleopregnancy 0 · April 24, 2014 at 2:05 PM

I just took the one hour OGTT after carbing up for 2 days (cereal, bread, pizza) and eating an egg with butter and avocado this morning. It wasn't too bad but I'm home now and am wondering what I should do to ameliorate the affects of that... (more)

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by 5 · August 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Hi guys, I have been doing Intermittent Fasting, and testing my glucose levels with a blood monitor throughout the day. I noticed today, my fasting level in the morning (9am) was 85. I did a high intensity 30 minute exercise, and halfway through... (more)

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DePaw 0 · August 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM

It's called adrenaline, and it raises blood glucose.

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by 1206 · December 28, 2012 at 11:27 AM

After I came across Chris Kresser's article (here), I bought a glucometer and strips and checked out my BG according to his protocol. The first two days, everything was gravy. Fasting BG is around 79, and the highest I saw it hit was 116 1 hr... (more)

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primallykosher 0 · July 28, 2012 at 2:54 AM

You could try upping your protein a bit and may ditch the white rice. See if it spikes as much.

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by 68 · July 03, 2012 at 6:10 PM

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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Mark_34 0 · July 03, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Also - low T3/T4 during fasting is only a concern when you exceed about 24 hours which does not apply to me.

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by 5744 · June 29, 2012 at 12:47 PM

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 4395 · November 18, 2013 at 11:07 PM

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 4395 · August 15, 2012 at 9:03 PM

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)