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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hi all,I have been reading a lot lately about taking some supplements (as well as going back to Paleo) to naturally reduce my blood sugar in an effort to get my A1C down from 5.8 to about 5 (hopefully). A little background - my dr recently told me... (more)

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by 47 · about 3 hours ago

My blood sugar is usually around 250, even though I eat high-fat-low-carb, walk everywhere, and do tai chi in the mornings. Medications havent helped - after years of trying different things, the only thing that worked was fasting.I did a 24 hour... (more)

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Harry 0 · August 06, 2014 at 3:10 AM

I am in the same boat. My diabetes was controlled for seven years with Metformin. Then several things, including antibiotics made my blood sugar shoot up to around 250. (I also was off Metformin for a couple weeks.) My response was to cut carbs... (more)

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by 47 · about 3 hours ago

I am a type 2 diabetic, and I found that switching to Paleo over a year ago brought my blood sugar down from the 360~480 range to the low 200's. FANTASTIC, RIGHT? I've taken insulin before, but it caused a rapid, disgusting weight gain of 2.5... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 31, 2014 at 8:19 PM

You could buy MCT oil, it's made from coconut and palm, but it's just the medium chain triglycerides.i.e.http://www.amazon.com/NOW-Foods-100%25-32-Fluid-Ou...http://www.amazon.com/Numedica-MCT-Oil-USP-32/dp/B...You really shouldn't consume coconut... (more)

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by 2626 · about 3 hours ago

Last year I tried paleo for 6 months, and basically gave myself 6 months of blood sugar swings and gradual body composition losses as my body insisted on cannibalizing its muscles instead of burning fat. Recently I decided to try a low-carb diet... (more)

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CD 0 · May 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM

dairy fat, at least for me, is not very satisfying. I would suggest cutting the dairy all-together. Replace those calories with fish, meat and veggies (most veggies are not very high carb. Andy of the veggies on this list will work:... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hi all, I've been paleo off and on for about a year, but strictly gluten free since I began. Within the last few weeks I've really gotten much stricter about macros, whole foods, soaking any nuts/seeds I eat, etc, and I have some questions... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · April 26, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I would say it's the move away from all non-paleo food. If a person comes to paleo from a meat-avoidant lifestyle, she feels better for a while...say, 6 months? At some point, however, the body tells us very clearly what it wants. I think we... (more)

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by 153 · about 3 hours ago

Hey guys, I'm an active 20 year old female student and from my past experience I tolerate carbs quite well. However over the past couple of weeks I've been getting highs and lows in blood sugar which is affecting my hunger, moods and energy... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · February 26, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Cant seem to comment - but here is my response to some comments about my earlier answer: I really don't want to get into a posting studies battle - too lame. If you really want to investigate the role of carbs on hormonal production, there is... (more)

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by 15 · about 3 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 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hi all, I have been following the GAPS diet now for around 3 weeks. After cutting out grains I immediatly noticed a vast reduction in my usual omnipresent anxiety levels. This, coupled with persistent stomach problems throughout the... (more)

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rosstitute 0 · December 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

@Dan 29, many thanks for taking the time to reply. I'll be looking into the apple cider vinegar more as well as the nettles and ginger. Thanks for that. As it happens, I managed to get a little more clarification on the role of both the... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hi all, I have been following the GAPS diet now for around 3 weeks. After cutting out grains I immediatly noticed a vast reduction in my usual omnipresent anxiety levels. This, coupled with persistent stomach problems throughout the... (more)

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rosstitute 0 · December 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

@Dan 29, many thanks for taking the time to reply. I'll be looking into the apple cider vinegar more as well as the nettles and ginger. Thanks for that. As it happens, I managed to get a little more clarification on the role of both the... (more)

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by 108 · about 3 hours ago

Hello, This has happened to me three times in the past 6 months. Once in May, once in June, and today. The first two times occurred while drinking (just a few beers)....today happened during my lunch hour. Today for breakfast I had a... (more)

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Linds 0 · October 02, 2013 at 4:16 PM

breakfast I had a bulletproof coffee (4 tablespoons of grassfed butter and about 20 ounces of coffee). For lunch I had some chicken, kimchi, and some bone broth If this is what your normal meals look like, you're probably not eating enough... (more)

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by 2318 · about 3 hours ago

The past week I have had an onset of new symptoms. Around the same time every day (8am, then at 10am) I get the really weak, dizzy, anxious, cold hands (ice!), headache. I started testing my blood sugar: Waking up 6am: 3.2mmol/l After... (more)

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Andrew_28 0 · August 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Obviously, there are many factors to evaluate and everyone's different. I'm not exactly sure where you are in your paleo diet, but I have suffered from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and feeling dizzy too. My dizzy spells started long before I... (more)

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by 15 · about 3 hours ago

Hi, Today I was out with friends at a cafe and decided to have a cheat treat and got a piece of carrot cake. I figured since I had walked there (approx 40 mins) and was due to walk home too that hopefully I would work it off. When I got back... (more)

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Bwilliams 0 · July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Definitly a Blood sugar crash. Being on paleo for a short peroid of time like 3 weeks your body is still trying to create more enzymes to digsest the proteins and the fats. When you threw that carrot cake in there your blood sugar simply just... (more)

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by 10 · about 3 hours ago

So I have read somewhere that inflammation could cause a spike in blood sugar. I suspect I have some yet to be identified food allergies, and it made me wonder if anytime inflammation is triggered in my body, if that wouldn't raise my blood... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · August 14, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Inflammation lowers ketone levels in rats. I don't know of any studies in humans. Low stores of glycogen don't stop the body from raising blood glucose because the liver can produce large amounts of glucose. If necessary the body cannibalizes... (more)

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by 2318 · about 3 hours ago

I have been pretty much dairy free with the exception of grassfed ghee and occasional kefir. We recently went to Europe for a month where it was a little challenging to have clean meals everyday, so I decided to just enjoy the experience and try... (more)

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by 78 · about 3 hours ago

I hate to say it, but I feel like I'm hitting the end of my proverbial paleo rope. I can't seem to make it work for me anymore, and I've got an ever increasing laundry list of health issues/hurts. Then again, returning to SAD makes me... (more)

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RK 0 · May 20, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Sam- Have you posted your food list on other questions? You sound like you have hibernation syndrome to me. Here: http://drcate.com/going-low-carb-too-fast-may-trigger-thyroid-troubles-and-hormone-imbalance/ Dr Cate recommends even going back... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

MY BLOOD TEST RESULTS KEEP COMING BACK NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR, SO I SEE THE DOCTOR WHO TELLS ME TO HAVE A REPEAT BLOODE TEST, THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR OVER SIX MONTHS HAVING TEST AFTER TEST WITH NO ANSWERS. I HAVE A COPY OF THE LAST TEST AND... (more)

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Lazza 0 · May 14, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Your TSH is very high. This means you are most likely hypothyroid. You need to get free T4 and free T3 hormone blood levels check for a full diagnosis. Additionally anti-thyroid antibodies blood test will tell you if the cause of this condition... (more)

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by 30 · about 3 hours ago

I have been on strict paleo for a year now, and occasionally dip into keto. I purchased a blood-glucose monitor about two months ago and my glucose has consistently tests around 80-100 fasting and 100-105 after eating. I am a 24 year-old male with... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · April 23, 2013 at 6:24 PM

1st, those are great numbers. 2nd, a lot of us here have noticed similar levels. Conventional wisdom says that 100 is pre-diabetic, but that applies to people on a standard American diet. I have come to realize that our levels of blood sugar... (more)

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by -10 · about 4 hours ago

Hi, I'm fairly new to the paleo life style, just 3 months in.Enjoying some fantastic results, however, in my most recent bloodtest my blood glucose readings were significantly below normal. I've also noticed that lately I'm feeling incredibly... (more)

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Mimi_1 0 · April 19, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Hi, I used to have very low blood sugar. My vision blacked out and I fainted if I didn't eat a big meal every 30-40 minutes. Literally. Every morning, my husband had to strip the blankets away from my body, shake me vigorously, give a few slaps... (more)

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by 309 · about 4 hours ago

Hi all, This is my first time on here. I've been Paleo low carb for over 3 months. When I used to eat carbs (starch/fruit)my blood sugar would crash without really spiking that high. I'd wake up with around 4.6 , then an hour after eating it would... (more)

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Hannah__1 0 · January 27, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Hello, I would recommend reading Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. This book explains reasons for blood sugar change in detail. I am a type 1 diabetic on a continous glucose monitor and my blood sugar will rise when I consume protein alone,... (more)

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by 2944 · about 4 hours ago

[edit] this turned out and looks quite the lenghty post, I hope you aren't deterred :) I obtained a meter a couple of months ago and have been testing a lot since. Fasting levels seem to average about 5 (90), randomly throughout the day is often... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · January 22, 2013 at 6:58 PM

I read your entire post. :) It seems you are just asking if eating only in a 4 hour evening window each day might be harmful. From listening to Robb Wolf's podcast, I think it can be stressful on your body to fast 20 hours every day. Whether... (more)

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by 1005 · about 4 hours ago

Everyone raves about how CLA is effective as a fat burner, but they also say it can raise your blood sugar. I once got some CLA suppliments and tried them for a day and a half but then because of this I chickend out and returned them. It also said... (more)

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Mscott 0 · January 17, 2013 at 8:10 AM

I think you have to differentiate the two common forms of CLA. There's the t10 c12 form that may increase blood sugar: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/25/9/1516.long http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12370214 But there's also the c9... (more)

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

A diabetic friend of mine is an electrician and at times it can be physically demanding. He said he is unwilling to try the Paleo diet because he needs so many high GI carbs to give him energy that he can metabolise quickly when he needs a boost.... (more)

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borofergie 0 · December 11, 2012 at 1:05 AM

I have T2 diabetes, I eat <25g a day of carbohydrate a day, and run half marathons fasted (at 240lbs). There is no truth in the myth that you need carbohydrates for day to day "energy". A single museli bar would spike my BG to high heaven,... (more)

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by 4283 · about 4 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 436 · about 4 hours ago

For about a year I have had horrible blood sugar issues. If I didn't eat every few hours then I would get so irritable I could not talk to my family on the phone without fighting, I would get dizzy to the point of having to just lay on sofa for an... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · November 26, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I am not a doctor and I don't play one on TV or the internet, but it sounds like you have reactive hypoglycemia. You are most likely insulin resistant (yes, people can be thin an very insulin resistant at the same time). So what happens is that... (more)

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by 100 · about 4 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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