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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

Iam 42yrsold male my recent Hba1c is 7.6% my company is asking me to reduce it to normal within 20 days with medicine , if i take medicine my daily sugar goes to hypo what is the best medicine. cyril

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Andrea_1 0 · July 27, 2011 at 10:48 AM

I agree : Check out Dr. Bernstein and Jenny Ruhl. Everything you need to know about glucose Intolerance, pre- diabetes and diabetes. Interview with Bernstein on "Carbohydrates Can Kill" (Dr.... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 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 19 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 127 · about 19 hours ago

I know this has been discussed before but I find it a confusing issue.I used to eat a big dinner-style breakfast with ample beef, sweet potato, and some greens, but I found it hard to eat meat three times a day because of gallbladder pains and... (more)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

I've been following the Keto/ Real food/ Paleo Lifestyle whatever you prefure to call it for over a year now. I've been going a lot of research on MCT oil and it's implementation and was curious on if anybody uses NOW MCT and really likes it... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 23, 2014 at 1:08 AM

Yes, Now MCT is fine, but don't expect some turbo charged effect or anything, it's not that much more energetic or ergogenic than coconut oil. There's no "wow I'm really awake" factor like there is with coffee, despite Dave Asprey singing its... (more)

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by 47 · about 19 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 19 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 128 · about 19 hours ago

I bought a new protein powder at Whole Foods - Organic Food Bar Vanilla Whey. It lists only 1.6 grams of carbs and 25g or protein per scoop. Since using it, I could tell that it didn't satiate me well and was causing blood sugar issues because... (more)

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flowers 0 · May 06, 2014 at 2:23 AM

The same thing happens to me when I have whey protein. This is likely due to the fact that it digests quicker than other forms of protein like casein. The quick digestion is why people consume whey after exercising. They consume... (more)

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by 153 · about 19 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 0 · about 19 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 19 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 19 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 0 · about 19 hours ago

I recently had my HbA1c tested (which indicates your average blood sugar level during the past 3 months). I was surprised to see that mine wasn't lower, although I am very strict and avoid any sugar, flour, starchy tubers etc. etc. etc. It was... (more)

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Bukowski 0 · October 01, 2013 at 4:20 PM

"although I am doing everything right" Before making such a statement, one should first define what is right and wrong. How do you come to the conclusion that sugar, flour, tubers is causing diabetes? This has not been shown conclusively. A... (more)

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by 2318 · about 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 53 · about 19 hours ago

If I may summarize the Paleo recommendation, we are to minimize direct sugar, including eating sweet fruits sparingly, eliminate things that directly convert to sugar (white flour, its concoctions, etc.), and eliminate polysaccharides that... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 20, 2013 at 10:33 PM

The sugar crash happens when your blood sugar gets high, and your body pumps out too much insulin, thus clearing out the glucose (remember glucose above a certain level in the blood is toxic). With a paleo diet, you have a steady level of glucose... (more)

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by 78 · about 19 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 30 · about 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 30 · about 19 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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