I just got the results of the blood test back. There are three numbers that seem to be in conflict with each other and with my expectations:
Glucose 60mg/dl expected range 60-125
Fructosamine 1.89mmol/l expected range 0.00-2.09
Hemoglobin A1C 5.6% expected range 3.0-6.0%
So, I am at the bottom end of the glucose range, but near the top end of Fructosamine and A1C. From what I've read, those two are markers indicating long term blood glucose levels. I've been Paleo for 18months, the last 8 months of which I have been either low carb or very low carb.
I'm not alarmed or anything; I just want to understand what this might indicate about how my body processes macronutrients. I have always found it difficult to get reliably into ketosis. I have to drop to very low carb levels to do so. My wife, on the other hand, can momentarily drop a few carbs, and she pops straight into ketosis.
Could my difficulty getting into ketosis be related to the numbers above? Do those numbers tell me anything that could steer me to an optimal carb level?