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by 47 · about 15 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 0 · about 15 hours 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 0 · about 15 hours ago

By controlling diabetes, it is important to regularly check blood glucose levels in the body. When these levels are regularly tested, diabetics can be sure to stay in a safe range and to avoid any health crisis. Not only that, but regular checks... (more)

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by 47 · about 15 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 0 · about 15 hours ago

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 0 · about 15 hours ago

This video says that eating a low carb diet is dangerous and is basically can cause diabetes through fat toxicity... Is there any merit to this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es4PFR5GZTY (more)

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thhq 0 · May 15, 2014 at 9:12 AM

First of all you earn a downvote for posting a video as bait. You're just like any other spammer. Second, that wasn't my problem. I got my diabetes by overeating sugary carbs. Specifically raisin bran and frosted mini wheats. Nothing low carb... (more)

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by 333 · about 15 hours ago

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/too-much-protein-could-lead-to-early-death-study-says/2014/03/04/0af0603e-a3b5-11e3-8466-d34c451760b9_story.html "U.S. and Italian researchers tracked thousands of adults during nearly ... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 05, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Paleo is NOT about meat. Paleo is MODERATE meat consumption, low to moderate carbs, and HIGH FAT. Many of the Paleo gurus have stated many times that 2/3s in weight in a plate of food is supposed to be veggies, not meat. And yet, many Paleo... (more)

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by 188 · about 15 hours 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 15 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 154 · about 15 hours ago

So, there was this study - http://bit.ly/1dRXIbp - a while back in the UK where subjects were placed on an 800 calorie/day diet (600 calories from shakes and 200 from veggies, spread throughout the day). There was some success in drastically... (more)

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astrologychick 0 · January 02, 2014 at 2:47 AM

I did this for a long time, although not for healthy reasons or in a healthy way. About 10 years ago when I was modelling I used to only eat one time a day and that meal would be pretty moderate - 10 pcs of sushi for example. But I was eating... (more)

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by 154 · about 15 hours 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 384 · about 15 hours 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 45 · about 15 hours ago

Most of the time I eat lower-carb. 2 meals per day, <40g per meal from veggies and the occasional nuts/legumes. I do periodic carb-ups sometimes timed around workouts, sometimes the night before, and sometimes just because. I have no... (more)

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Hepoberman 0 · September 01, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Just keep an eye on your blood sugar. A cheap glucose meter from walmart is under $20. Depending on the individual, a glucose bolus can be terribly harmful. Once serum glucose goes over 140, serious and most likely permanent damage is being... (more)

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by 168 · about 15 hours 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 5 · about 15 hours ago

I've just started the paleo diet, makes a lot of sense to me, but I have a problem. I'm type 1 diabetic on an insulin pump. Carbs level out my blood glucose. They're also making me fat, so I want to ditch them. But my blood glucose levels are high... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · August 25, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Yes, you can eat a small amount of carbs on a paleo diet, or a large amount of carbs. Paleo is not a low-carb diet, though many people do it in a low-carb way. Try checking out the Pefrect Health Diet for a paleo-friendly diet that includes... (more)

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by 60 · about 15 hours ago

I was reading a post on this website by Stephen Ross called "the ultimate hack" that included a number of studies linking poor insulin sensitivity to various health conditions. Now I'm wondering how related insulin sensitivity is to conditions... (more)

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by 1655 · about 15 hours 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 15 hours 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 15 hours 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 15 hours 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 15 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 1005 · about 15 hours ago

My dad is diabetic and needs to gain weight. he is underweight but skinny fat, had a stroke a few months ago and lost his ability to swallow and was on a feeding tube (but is better now), is not currently taking insulin, is not paleo (trying to... (more)

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BodyFoodKitchen_com 0 · April 28, 2013 at 12:25 AM

i am fairly certain that feeding bacon and fatty steaks to a diabetic who has recently suffered a stroke and has high cholesterol is NOT a good idea. the Paleo doctrine does NOT apply universally. In this case going with clean proteins, fresh... (more)

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by 10 · about 15 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 0 · about 15 hours ago

I have been type 1 for 33 years. I wish I would have been Paleo in my youth. I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis for 3+ years. I developed it the summer before I had the RNY. My sig-other and I went gluten free about 6 weeks ago and he feels good. ... (more)

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Brian_Wilson 0 · August 22, 2013 at 6:47 PM

I do not have RA but have had type 1 DM for 44 years. Prior to paleo my blood glucose (BG) levels were very erratic. For 26 years I have had something akin to chronic fatigue; fatigue, anxiety like symptoms without any attendant emotions,... (more)

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by 270 · about 15 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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