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by 47 · about 1 hour 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 0 · about 1 hour ago

Diabacor is tried to lower glucose levels characteristically furthermore control cholesterol. So with this stunning supplement you can without much of a stretch oversee general wellbeing. This has all characteristic segments that provide for you... (more)

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by 47 · about 1 hour 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 188 · about 1 hour ago

I have read some experiences online from two diabetics that have seen a spike in blood sugar after consuming yacon syrup yet no one has confirmed that it doesn't spike blood sugar anecdotally (aside from some journals which I don't trust). Can... (more)

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danno 0 · January 25, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Yeah I would buy a glucometer if I didn't live in Latin America. Interesting that you've read stevia raises insulin, do you mind sharing some references for that? I found out that the two anecdotal references I'm referring to were using yacon... (more)

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by 1608 · about 1 hour 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 915 · about 1 hour ago

Due to these diseases & disorders being a malfunctioning immune system, does this then mean that ALL of them have environmental triggers?? I have no medical background so please be gentle (haha) One of the reasons i ask is, i always thought... (more)

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Milfy 0 · January 04, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Possibly. No-one knows for sure. I've read about a link between homogenized milk and juvenile diabetes for example. In my personal opinion is it's highly likely that for some people type 1 diabetes triggered by something environmental or by... (more)

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by 154 · about 1 hour ago

So, there was this study a while back in the UK where subjects were placed on an 800 calorie/day diet (600 calories from shakes and 200 from veggies). There was some success in drastically reducing blood sugar fasting levels. As I'm in the... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

The doctor has put me on metformin and handed me a diet. No, I have just lost 50lbs and I'm very discouraged to have found out that I have diabesity now. I'm on a budget and am okay with spending money for quality foods, but can you tell me... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · September 30, 2013 at 5:59 AM

Enjoy simple, well-prepared meals with grass-fed meats, and consume plenty of bone broths or grass-fed gelatin. Splurge with something simple, yet beautiful, like an aesthetic, delicately spiced, perfectly-cooked meal. Grass-fed/pastured... (more)

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by 384 · about 1 hour ago

One thing i've noticed about myself since going paleo, is that i binge eat when i give myself the chance. Even a bit too much fruit or honey can make me want to go on a sugar rampage. It's something i'm working on. A couple of weeks ago i had an... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · September 03, 2013 at 5:14 PM

You may be experiencing "false hypos". Jenny Ruhl explains them here: http://diabetesupdate.blogspot.com/2007/07/type-2s-understanding-false-hypos.html?m=1 They feel every bit as bad as the real thing, but your blood sugar isn't falling into a... (more)

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by 168 · about 1 hour ago

EnglishRose pointed out that the children of alcoholics may be genetically inclined to sugar addiction. My mother was an alcoholic for 20 yrs who drank heavily while pregnant. She also had low-blood sugar, low weight, and constant sugar cravings.... (more)

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by 168 · about 1 hour ago

EnglishRose pointed out that the children of alcoholics may be genetically inclined to sugar addiction. My mother was an alcoholic for 20 yrs who drank heavily while pregnant. She also had low-blood sugar, low weight, and constant sugar cravings.... (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 26, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Here are some suggestions for sugar-cravings: try to stabilize blood sugar as much as possible don't eat high-glycemic foods try a low-carb paleo approach try a ketogenic paleo approach (this worked very well for me in term of cravings). By the... (more)

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by 15400 · about 1 hour ago

I am writing this question out of desperation, because I really don't know what to do now. I went to see my doctor yesterday and she confirmed my suspicions - it is very likely that I have Cushing's (or diabetes). My only question is why so many... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

I've spent the last couple of years building my adrenals back up--I will throw out the more simple aspects of what I tried. REST. REST. REST. Just do it. Sleep as long as you can, nap whenever possible, and eliminate as many stressors as you... (more)

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by 1655 · about 1 hour ago

A simple question: what happens to diabetics (type 2) if they switch to a VLC diet? I would appreciate links to clinical studies -- it's a question about what actually happens in real life, not about what should/could/might happen. (more)

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eric_9 0 · August 08, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Would you consider my answer "real life"? I am a TypeII diabetic. VLC has literally saved me. Brought down my blood glucose numbers to about a third what they were on a normal healthy diet with whole grains etc. Halved my HbA1c to respectable... (more)

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by 787 · about 1 hour ago

Say you are a pre-diabetic ectomorph and most carbs you eat cause you blood sugar complications, including starchy carbs like sweet potatoes/quinoa/rice etc, how would you go about gaining muscle? From experience I tend to agree carbs help build... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 25, 2013 at 2:24 PM

First off, carbs are NOT what makes you gain muscle. When you eat a heavy carb meal, the glucose/glycogen has to be stored somewhere, so your muscles do take in as much as possible (along with about 3 grams of water for every gram of glycogen), ... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Hello: I am Type 2 diabetic and was recently prescribed a daily dose of 100mg Sitagliptin Phosphate (Januvia). My reading informs me that this drug prevents the liver from releasing glucose. I know that the liver stores excess glucose in the... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 14, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Have you failed other, more standard treatments for type II like Metformin and limiting dietary carbs??? Did your doctor explain to you why he chose Januvia over treatments with more history of safety and effectiveness? Metformin is very safe... (more)

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by 229 · about 1 hour ago

A friend of mine is recently lower-carb paleo and has T1D. He experiences a "low" when he wakes up and after a good riding practice. Usually he drinks Orange juice to bring his sugars back up then also experiences another low then. He would... (more)

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Paleo_Moxie 0 · June 27, 2013 at 8:59 PM

My question would be: What is he eating prior to working out or going to bed? Making sure he has plenty of protein and healthy carbs before the workout are key to avoiding blood sugar drops after working out or upon wakening. After the workout,... (more)

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by 633 · about 2 hours ago

Sp the rest of my family eat SAD, and my sister is a type 1 diabetic. My mother recently brought home a jar of jam made with fructose for her because it was labelled "suitable for diabetics". Why is this? It was my understanding that fructose,... (more)

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Mscott 0 · May 06, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Actually, fructose causes a significantly lower insulin and blood sugar spike than glucose so it may, for that reason, be preferable in people with poorly controlled blood sugar. Refined fructose surely doesn't seem optimal, but in diabetics it... (more)

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by 10 · about 2 hours ago

I hope someone may have the same issue or dilemma as myself who can answer my question. I am trying to get my Hemoglobin A1C down. I got it from 5.9 to 5.5 in 2 yrs. by going fairly low carb. Now I get a test which shows a high TSH and I have been... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · April 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

There's a lot of debate on the hypothyroidism and Iodine thing, my understanding (from what I have read about this subject) is that iodine should help a lot stimulating conversion from T4 to T3, BUT in some cases an immune reaction may work in the... (more)

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by 30 · about 2 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 2022 · about 2 hours ago

I just found out my dad has insulin resistance/pre diabetes, something I suspected for a long time. He has been a yo-yo dieter for as long as I can remember, but only once or twice has he lost a significant amount of weight (at least to the point... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 03, 2013 at 1:00 PM

I would give him a copy of "The Perfect Health Diet" by Jaminet / Jaminet for some hardbound, sciencey stuff from the paleo-sphere, and send him to http://www.marksdailyapple.com/ for moral support, cooking ideas, etc. The PHD isn't really paleo,... (more)

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by 270 · about 2 hours ago

Have any of the of the paleo "heavy-weights" / drs or research ever tackled Dupuytren???s contracture vs diet? If so, would you be so kind in sharing the links. I've read anecdotal accounts of the potential linkage between each of (of combination... (more)

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rht 0 · August 22, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Try pubmed, something like this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Dupuytren's+co-morbidity This hit: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21803632 talks about the HLA-DRB1*15 allele That's the one that shows up with the autoimmune issues... (more)

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by 188 · about 2 hours ago

Hi i'm writing a report on paleo for my nutrition class and i would like to know how long did it take you to conquer your health challenge while on paleo? and what health challenge was it?

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Jilly_1 0 · May 07, 2013 at 3:08 PM

So glad I found this site. I began Paleo, strict, 17 days ago..... at the time I had out of control blood sugar & was injecting 40 units of insulin 4 times a day, and my blood sugars were often in the 150-200 range, and never in normal range... (more)

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by 3280 · about 2 hours ago

As the title suggests, my friend is 300 pounds, has diabetes, fatty liver, no gallbladder , and has a major sweet tooth. He joined OA and is 2 weeks into not eating sugar, but he's still woofing down the fruit. He's addicted to diet soda and has... (more)

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CD 0 · February 12, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Well, he can either trust D.J. Atterson, a self proclaimed "Diamond Level Expert Author" or he can trust sound science conducted by actual resarch... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

Hi- So I'm 20, and I have both T2 diabetes and candida after a lifetime of REALLY bad diet (2 gallons of soda daily, pizza hut everyday, etc.) I'm ready to go paleo and have eating cleanly since monday. My dilemma is how to balance carb intake... (more)

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Julie_10 0 · January 18, 2013 at 4:59 AM

You are asking US if you are making your diabetes better? Don't you know the status of your blood sugar? As you clean up your diet, you should be testing your blood sugar after every meal for a while to see how different foods affect your... (more)

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by 90 · about 2 hours ago

My parents eat a SAD diet high in veg oils and breaded things. I've talked to them about eating healthier and they kind of seem interested but think its to expensive. I'm wondering if you all can help me. I want to get the best things to reduce my... (more)

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