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Old 07-09-2013, 23:05   #1
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Question 6g carb + 160 mg/dl ?

I am a little bit confused which isn't hard. Last night after dinner my bs was 99 mg/dl and this morning my fasting bs was 87 mg/dl. This is the best I have had since starting the LCHF diet. I had a Dr. appointment, Dermatologist, so I decided to grab something quick and hat two Cheddar Cheese sticks and 6 Blueberries ( only 6 berries with nothing on them ) I don't know how many carbs in one berry but a cup is 20.5 -3.3 fiber so I estimate about 6 grams total. An hour later I tested and it was 120 mg/dl. Huh ? Two hours later I tested just before I left and it was 160 mg/dl I haven't been that high since I started except once and I know why. Is my body finding sugar by converting fat ? Also I looked at the package of cheese sticks and read the carbs and noticed it was reduced fat, Rut Roh, I need to pay closer attention to the whole package when I shop. I know fat is important on this diet and I really did not have much if any and I know it has been too soon to allow my body to adjust I'm just curious . I also found it was hard to find something low carb to snack on when shopping. The Dermatologist ended taking four biopsies so I didn't get out until 11:30 and went shopping but I am 30 minutes from home so I needed something. I looked at Protein Bars and the best was Atkins at 20g for a little bitty bar. Most fruit puts me over and there is nothing with grain I could get away with. I found a Slim Jim which was 4g so that was what I ended up with. Maybe I need to learn to take something with me.

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Yep, cheese sticks are always a good option, and Slim Jims can serve in a pinch, I guess. Sometimes even corner gas stations with food will carry cheese or hard-boiled eggs.

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And every gas station/convenience store I ever found definitely carries Slim Jims, or some brand of beef sticks. I must've eaten a truckload of Slim Jims when I was getting started . . . I've loved 'em since I was a kid, and I still enjoy an occasional treat.

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Yeah they were the last thing I saw. Haven't eaten one for a long time 'cause " they are not healthy " LOL. Still not sure why my bs was 160 this morning though after eating about 6 carbs.

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My carb sensitivity is highest in the mornings. That's when I have to really eat low carb like bacon and eggs. Maybe that was it? What did you start with, that can play a role too.

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I would suggest eating the berries by themselves and see how you react. You may be one of the unfortunate ones who can't have fruit, outside if avocado that is.

Also watch the flavors of beef sticks. Sometimes ones like teriyaki can be higher in carbs than you might think.

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My carb sensitivity is highest in the mornings. That's when I have to really eat low carb like bacon and eggs. Maybe that was it? What did you start with, that can play a role too.
Well that was what puzzles me. I had two cheddar sticks, 1 carb each. 6 blueberries with nothing on them, just the berries. I figure about 6 carbs total. That was all I had eaten. After a 99 after dinner last night and a fasting of 87 this morning it doesn't make sense. I have had blueberries before without a problem. Just seems weird but I will continue and maybe I just need to stabilize. It has only been 6 days.

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But Wally, I think you're not understanding one of the crucial points about diabetes. Well, in my opinion, it's a crucial point. Take me, for example. One cherry has one gram of carbs. One night, I decided to have two cherries. Yep, two. Wanted to see, since I was only eating two grams. My blood sugar afterwards? 401. It didn't matter at all that I only had two grams. My blood sugar simply cannot handle cherries (or most fruits except olives and avocados). Same with almonds. Most can handle almonds. I can't. It's not always the carb content, sometimes it's just how it affects you. We know that most protein foods are safe for most diabetics. If I eat excess protein, that can send me high, too. That's why David had suggested testing the berries. Just because it's a certain carb content doesn't necessarily mean it won't raise your blood sugar a significant amount.

Now do me a favor and pass over those berries, because I tend to miss 'em! (Argh ... never mind, can't have 'em.)

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Thanks Mary, it could be that but I have had blueberries before and did not have a problem but that was a couple of days ago and this is today. I'm not upset or bummed about it, just curious. I know this is why we test. I am learning every day and slowly building a database of what I can eat and what I cant. It was just two weeks ago when I got my last a1c and decided to start doing something and had a " healthy " breakfast of Cheerios and milk and tested an hour later at 335. I was stunned as I thought I was doing everything right and the only thing that would help was more meds or insulin. The next morning I had two pieces of whole wheat bread, peanut butter and sugar free bread - 337. My Doctor had told me to watch my diet and I really thought I was. I started to search the internet and found Blood Sugar : 101and it opened up a whole new realm of possibilities. I found this forum on 7/3 and started this only since then. I still have a whole lot to learn and I know there are going to be anomalies but so far it's going very well overall.

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Sounds like you're on a great path!

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