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Maintaining Insulin Resistance for PCOS diagnosis

by 25 · March 28, 2013 at 11:22 PM

I had been playing with Paleo for a few weeks and kept putting it off because I am waiting to do blood tests on day 3 of my next cycle for PCOS, including a fasting glucose blood test. I didn't want a low-carb-ish diet to interfere with the results, since it would be kind of useful to know if I have PCOS or not...

I got sick of waiting for this cycle to end, so I started Robb Wolf's AI protocol yesterday. (I have hashimoto's, rheumatoid arthritis and chronic fatigue and I have been completely gluten free for 6 months).

How do I make sure that any insulin resistance I have now will still be around in 14 days time? While keeping pro-inflammatory foods to a minimum? I'm paranoid since my blood is notorious for showing normal results no matter what!

Update: another ovulation attempt failed :( so it's going to be at least three weeks now. Day 60 now, longest cycle since coming off pill at christmas (i've ovulated every time btw)

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1513 · February 14, 2013 at 08:36 PM

what is rob wolfs protocol? from personal evidence i would suggest going super low carb, ala a keto diet with an emphasis on fertility inducing healthy fats, omega threes and a good dose of vitamins. it has restored my periods to normal in two months, including ovulation, before that i had only had two in the last five years :)

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0 · March 14, 2013 at 11:21 PM

In addition to the fasting glucose/insulin and the A1C ask for a 2 hr post prandial glucose/insulin. Your fasting numbers may be normal for both, the 2 hour will give you a more definitive picture.

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7944 · February 14, 2013 at 08:26 PM

Cakie, not sure why this keeps floating to the top, but did you ever have your tests? What result?

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7944 · September 10, 2012 at 05:02 PM

Ask for the fbg and Hba1c now! They are not cycle dependent tests, but it will take 3days if "carbing up" to get an accurate insulin level, GTT, and probably fbg as well. And the Hba1c will also be affected.

In my experience, a ketogenic diet works VERY QUICKLY to normalize metabolism, so if you wait, results will be skewed.

Alternatively, you could ask for a course of progesterone to speed your cycle I hate progesterone withdrawal periods, but otherwise it might take 9-10 months before I cycle.

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-6 · September 27, 2012 at 09:48 AM

Your blog is an interesting read!

It definitely is hard to try and change your lifestyle to a healthier one, but I am sure you will feel good about yourself in the future! Don't ever give up halfway.

Check out http://www.hamiltondietetics.com to aid you in your weight loss journey. You might just find something useful to motivate you on your journey!

Cheers

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