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Old 07-12-2014, 03:34   #1
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Default A bad day.

Today I couldn't get my meter to read lower than 120 even without eating for several hours. I tested numerous times during the day and BG just wouldn't come down. I know there is error in our meters but repeated sticks kept being very consistently higher than usual. I have 5 weeks before my next A1c and I think I will pull out all of the stops starting tomorrow, going as ketogenic as I can, i.e. less than 50 g carbs/day, to get my best A1c on August 15.

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Going without eating won't lower your blood sugar, Bob. All starving yourself does is give your liver an excuse to dump more glucose into your bloodstream.

You're apparently overreacting to your pending lab tests. All you need to do is stick to a normal LCHF routine and let your body take care of itself. No carbs, and no skipping meals. Just simmer down and stick to the plan.

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These things happen. A "bad carb day" can haunt us for a few days more. What's worse, sometimes we don't know it's a bad carb day 'til our meter tells us. Over time, we learn how to avoid those days.

Sounds like you've got a good plan!

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Old 07-12-2014, 13:46   #4
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I found out the hard way. Drink plenty of water. Dehydration comes on slowly and my brain and blood sugars noticed it. I kept testing and testing and testing, then it dawn on me. Since I started the insulin, i stopped drinking liquids.

I have to remind myself to drink fluids now.

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Remember, this is a way of eating for a lifetime. There will be ups and downs along the way as it is with any journey. There's more going on with BG than just the number of carbs. Stress being only one of them. Some things we have control over, not so with others.

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