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by 10994 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 1213 · about 2 hours ago

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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MathGirl72 0 · July 28, 2012 at 3:16 PM

My first recommendation is to stay away from the Waffle House. My second recommendation is to experiment on yourself. It is very possible that you created physiological insulin resistance by being low-carb. You can flesh it out by experimenting... (more)

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by 5775 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 11581 · about 2 hours ago

This is an interesting story Bloodletting might cut some health risks of obesity I know a lot of people here probably donate blood. Have you experienced the benefits mentioned here for obese people? a significant drop in blood pressure lower... (more)

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Korion 0 · June 09, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I did, but as I was anemic they refused my blood. My doctor kept telling me anemia = iron deficiency (despite me telling him my diet was high in iron). He's still saying it even though I don't have anemia anymore since eating a diet of orange... (more)

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by 4413 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 1418 · about 2 hours 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 147 · about 2 hours 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 608 · about 3 hours 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 8574 · about 3 hours ago

I have gotten into the habit of eating blueberries on the same plate as my meat and vegetables, rather than eating them separately as a dessert. What I want to know is, are there any benefits to raising blood-glucose before eating fats, while... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · January 09, 2012 at 12:26 AM

"Eating everything together may mitigate an insulin response, but if you are eating properly then there is not necessarily any gain to this" Eating everything together does not mitigate an insulin response. Lets leave protein out of the... (more)

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by 20 · about 3 hours 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 581 · about 3 hours 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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