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Old 11-27-2016, 18:50   #1
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I have to the conclusion that after close to a month the HFLC diet does not work for me. I am eating eating low carb 55 grams of fat per day and and 40 carbs per day. My largest challenge has been my morning and noon readings. They are always high some have been as high as 200. My afternoon lows are because of exercise. My 6pm is usually under 100.
I purchased and read the book BloodSugar 101. I don't know where the problem lies. It seemed to work for awhile, but then suddenly stopped. I am seeing my doctors PA tomorrow to have him look at my reading. I weigh less than 149 in the buff and possibly this is the problem. I want to thank VeeJay and mbuster for all of their help advice. Sam

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Just because you do LCHF does NOT mean your BG will be good. You are probly far enough the diabetic path that you will need other help also.

I eat about 30 gr of carbs a day AND 50IU of insulin. If I were not to eat LCHF I would need much MORE insulin and that would put on even more weight.

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As noted, for many of us we follow LCHF and take meds. I take 2,000mg or metformin and 25u of slow acting insulin.

Before LCHF I was taking 126u of insulin, so the LCHF has helped me maintain a good A1C and significantly reduce the amount of insulin I take.

Stay the course...you will soon find a combination that will get you where you want to be....

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As noted, for many of us we follow LCHF and take meds. I take 2,000mg or metformin and 25u of slow acting insulin.

Before LCHF I was taking 126u of insulin, so the LCHF has helped me maintain a good A1C and significantly reduce the amount of insulin I take.

Stay the course...you will soon find a combination that will get you where you want to be....
I take 2000mg of metformin and 10mg of glimepride per day. Maybe it is time for insulin and this is what scares me. I don't want to put on a whole lot of weight. Especially in my belly. Taking what I do is not controlling it. Sam

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The only reason one could expect to gain weight when taking insulin is if one ate a lot of carbs and had to inject a large amount of insulin to cover. If you stick with low carb, you wouldn't need to use very much insulin and wouldn't necessarily gain too much weight. However, I thought you were wanting to gain weight????

Where you put on weight is more of a result of your body type. I don't take insulin, but all my weight is around my middle. Has been this way all my life.

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The only reason one could expect to gain weight when taking insulin is if one ate a lot of carbs and had to inject a large amount of insulin to cover. If you stick with low carb, you wouldn't need to use very much insulin and wouldn't necessarily gain too much weight. However, I thought you were wanting to gain weight????

Where you put on weight is more of a result of your body type. I don't take insulin, but all my weight is around my middle. Has been this way all my life.
Can you tell me what keeps your bs from dropping into hypoglycemia when one is on a low carb diet. I do know protein after a few hours becomes glucose. Yes, I do want to gain weight, but not more than ten pounds and not around my waist or stomach area. I don't know if this can be controlled or not. Sam

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Can you tell me what keeps your bs from dropping into hypoglycemia when one is on a low carb diet. I do know protein after a few hours becomes glucose. Yes, I do want to gain weight, but not more than ten pounds and not around my waist or stomach area. I don't know if this can be controlled or not. Sam
Simple You body can make BG from other things. and your liver will do a sugar dump if BG gets too low.

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Simple You body can make BG from other things. and your liver will do a sugar dump if BG gets too low.
So if the liver dumps glucose into my body, there is no need for me to take a snack at bedtime. Correct? Sam

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Maybe. But if you are taking a med. that stimulates your pancreas to produce insulin, and it causes your blood sugar to go too low during the night, then you might need to continue with the evening snack.

This is an area where you really need to be talking to your medical team about. Your situation is unique to you, and they are the ones who know you best, and can take into account what other meds you are taking.

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Maybe. But if you are taking a med. that stimulates your pancreas to produce insulin, and it causes your blood sugar to go too low during the night, then you might need to continue with the evening snack.

This is an area where you really need to be talking to your medical team about. Your situation is unique to you, and they are the ones who know you best, and can take into account what other meds you are taking.
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All I hear from them is that I am unique in having diabeties for the fact I am so small. 5'8" and 140lbs. Really less than that in weight. This is with my clothes on. My cardiologist keeps saying I need to gain weight, but I don't. Watching my diet and exercising keep me pretty stable. I love being this size, but he doesn't. If I begin taking insulin, I don't want to end up with a barrel stomach and handle bars around my waist. My wife also likes me the way I am. Sam

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