Update well I started looking into this issue when I was having relatively high fasting glucose reading while eating paleo, very low carbs and IF'ing
The long and short is when I (experiment of one) eat extremely low carb my glucose runs higher than I feel it should (my preconceived notion it should run about 80), my fasting had been in the low 90's. I started eating more carbs and non-paleo ones and my glucose runs lower and in fact downright hypoglycemic. Yesterday for example.
830 glucose=93 then ate 2 eggs, sausage 2 large pancakes 102 grams carbs
ate 2 eggs, stir fry banana, nectarine 550 cals 53 grams carbs
walked 2 miles
1255 48 but I feel absolutely fine
1340=LO-too low to measure
1345 34 I still feel fine!
1400 ate natto, oatmeal 300 cals 40 grams carb
1500 59 Feel fine
1700 115 time for dinner brocoli, sweet pot, chicken didn't bring meter home so no more checking
Today fasting 14 hrs
7 am=65 glucose
850 LO error message below machine limit
905 another machine=21
1105=33 after 18hrs fasting
ate sardines, natto, egg 7grams carbs. So far NO signs and symptoms of low blood sugar not hungry either?
Anyone have a clue what is going on. Is my liver or pancreas broken? I spoke to my naturopath yesterday and he thought I had eaten so clean for so long that when I eat a carb load any insulin at all causes a spongelike response to any circulating glucose. My question is does anyone have any idea how I can function with a glucose so low. Granted most machine algorithms are not accurate probably much below 50 or so but I know when I get a reading of 21 or "too low to register" it is darned low. By the way my insulin normally reads "below lab limits" on a fasting test.
BTW I am getting ready to eat a big lunch while this post peculates.
And yes I thought about machine error and have switched out machines more than once for funny results as well as cuvette lots and QC'd the machines.
Had large lunch of fajitas did not eat the rice but did have some corn tortillas. Est 800 cals ~100 grams carbs at 1230
Done sticking myself for the day will have a salad with fish for dinner enough carbs for the day. My fingers are looking pretty ugly after all of the stick last couple of days.
Last edited by Craig Van De Walker; 08-27-2008 at 03:36 PM.
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