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Symptoms of transitioning to LCHF?


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Old 03-26-2015, 02:45   #1
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Are there any symptoms that any of you remember when you started LCHF? Ever since I found out I'm diabetic, my appetite has decreased and I've been having GI issues almost daily. I wonder if it's just stress.

Also, how long did it take after starting LCHF to see better BG numbers? My AM fasting numbers are still in the 150's... thanks

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My fasting numbers are just starting to lower and I've been LCHF/ketogenic since early February. My post meal spikes started lowering immediately.

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Hi, took me about a week or two to see BG results coming down, but rise halted almost straight away once I had the LCHF sorted.
The best thing I remember when starting is the shocked and misbelieving looks on the faces of those around me who didn't think this WOE could possibly be good for me. I didn't have too many distressing symptoms that I can remember, just feeling good about myself made it all worthwhile.
just remember everyone is different and your results will not be the same as mine or anybody else's, but you will be much, much better quickly

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Have you told us about your testing regimen?

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Right now, I test before breakfast, before dinner (sometimes after), and before bedtime.

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It sounds as though you're on metformin, but you haven't mentioned using any diabetes meds. Metformin often suppresses appetite, and it has a notorious reputation for causing gastric distress.

It took me awhile to get my numbers down because at first my doc had suggested keeping under 100g of carbs per day, and my goal was to get my blood sugar under 140 (7.8). I don't remember how many weeks it took for me to realize these were incompatible objectives, but without even consulting doc, I started reducing my carbs. Again, I don't remember how long it took, but by the time I finally got my blood sugar down to 140, I was eating only 40g of carbs per day.

I was using eat-to-your-meter by then, and doc thought I tested too much and went way too low-carb, but it wasn't very long before he started noticing my dropping numbers. And he begin to understand that the only way to know how specific foods affect blood sugar, is to test twice after every meal.




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I'm not on any meds right now.
And how can someone test too much?!? That's ridiculous

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LCHF will cause flu like symptoms. Mostly achiness, lethargy, headache, etc. make sure you are drinking a LOT of fluid and have plenty of potassium, magnesium, and sodium in your diet. Salty broth is a good remedy for the symptoms, avocado provides potassium, and leafy greens for the magnesium.

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LCHF will cause flu like symptoms
... that may last for only a few days into a week.
Didn't want anyone thinking that this was a permanent thing.

I eased into low-carb so I didn't have too many symptoms. My BG wasn't ever all that high (FBG 170 for diagnosis) and by the time I saw the CDE two weeks later, it was 143 in the office. A couple weeks later my BG was consistently below 140.

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It's okay...the symptoms sound similar to fibromyalgia, which I have, so I probably wouldn't know the difference lol

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