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Old 07-04-2017, 12:50   #1
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Yesterday was a roller coaster that I think ended well. I woke up with BG fasting of 118, ( this morning 7-4) the lowest yet!! I also saw after meal BG is 86. I know that's normal but not for me, so panic kicked in.
I started yesterday morning with a fasting of 130, close my normal but it is inching down. About 9:00 am I had a cup of coffee, then weed eating till about 3:30, with breaks and a couple snacks in between, nothing real hard. BG checked in about 1:18 as 114, so I was good to go. 3:37 it was 130, crap the workout didn't help a thing! I took a 2+ hour nap right after that. Woke up about 6:30 still 129. We went fishing! I went for a mile walk, felt a little sluggish to start out but feeling good when I finish. Checked my BG again and 86, Oh crap, now what do I do? So I figured my good ol trusty liver would kick in and fix it. I was both happy and scared. No cell service, and about 15 minutes from no where. Gave it about 20 minutes and rechecked still 86, "Oh liver where are you?" I try to keep carbs somewhere and I ate 5 pieces of smarties candy, rechecked in 20 minutes and it was 93. So all was good, it was going the right direction, anyway. 30 minutes more and it was 94.????? 20 minutes more and I was 104. Closer to normal for me, so I was relieved. 30 minutes later back down to 98, I was thinkin I would rather deal with high BG than Low BG at this point. My mind was yelling this is normal, I felt fine, except some brain fog. At almost 11:00pm it was down to 93. I figured heck with it I'm tired and going to bed. Probably an awful way to deal with it, but I'll get better at that. I did eat some fats and a carb or 2 before bed, and took a cookie with me. I'm sure this is normal, but seems I have hurdled another ditch in my road of diabetes. Seems to be lots of turns and ditches on this road, and I'm not real good at keeping it between the lines. Thanks for reading.

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BG readings in the 90s and 80s are NORMAL. I would love to have my BG stay there for a few hours. Now, if you are on insulin or the kind of drugs that stimulate the pancreas to secrete insulin indiscriminately, then you really don't have to do anything at all to "fix" a normal BG level.

However, if one's BG has been running much higher, a dip into this range can FEEL like a real hypo because the body senses a change and one can feel weak and shaky.

Overall, I think you're doing exceptionally well.

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Thank you for the encouragement, no I'm not on any medicines, and the reason I'm devoting 110% of my day getting this under control is so I don't have to take any medicine. It may come further down the road, but for now, I want to be in control. I have spent so much time researching, trying new things, and listening to trials and errors of others I will have a huge adjustment when I do get normal. And I think yesterday was my body showing me what normal is. I hope I don't have to work that hard everyday, because that was my day off. Hahah but what ever it takes. If y'all have not heard, bought, or read Dr. bensteins book diabetic solution, I would encourage you to. I downloaded it, and I'm still listening, I'm on chapter 6. I have made small changes, from the info so far, and have been happy. He is talking from experances in his life, and he does simplify everyday tasks. I can't seem to do a finger prick like he dis ribs, but I did learn how to clean my finger before a finger prick. I knew rubbing alcohol made my numbers crazy, now I know it's the same with others. ����

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This may not be the case for you, but I am going to mention it just in case.

Some people, when they initially go LCHF will forget to replenish their electrolytes and experience what some refer to as Keto Flu .

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I think you might be overthinking things a bit and also might be not informed correctly.

90 - 100 = normal
80 - 90 = normal
70 - 80 = NORMAL
I think you dont start getting any issues until 70 or lower

Here is a chart. - I am between 75 and 90 all the time
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This may not be the case for you, but I am going to mention it just in case.

Some people, when they initially go LCHF will forget to replenish their electrolytes and experience what some refer to as Keto Flu .
When at home, I try to drink 8-9 /32 ounces of water. I'm sure I'm over doing it, and over thinking things, but 99% of my info is coming from this sight. My BG was 298, my doctor told me she was calling in for metforman, I told her I would not pick it up, but I did want a meter. This was April 15, she HAD to see me again because it was found during a DOT physical. So on April 25 I went back, still had not picked up the metforman. She had me pee in a cup, it was fasting and negative, BP was good, and she told me my Ketos were off the charts, I told her I expected that because of my drastic change in diet. When I went in my meter said 181, in the car. She said come back I. The fall, and she was sure I was diabetic, and needed medicines. I signed up to Face to Face, with my pharmacist, and he told me when to test, what was normal, and ask about my log, and how I was eating. The rest. Have gotten from y'all. Thanks for that

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I think you might be overthinking things a bit and also might be not informed correctly.

90 - 100 = normal
80 - 90 = normal
70 - 80 = NORMAL
I think you dont start getting any issues until 70 or lower

Here is a chart. - I am between 75 and 90 all the time
THIS IS SUPPER HELFUL, OH THANK YOU!!!

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When at home, I try to drink 8-9 /32 ounces of water. I'm sure I'm over doing it, and over thinking things, but 99% of my info is coming from this sight. My BG was 298, my doctor told me she was calling in for metforman, I told her I would not pick it up, but I did want a meter. This was April 15, she HAD to see me again because it was found during a DOT physical. So on April 25 I went back, still had not picked up the metforman. She had me pee in a cup, it was fasting and negative, BP was good, and she told me my Ketos were off the charts, I told her I expected that because of my drastic change in diet. When I went in my meter said 181, in the car. She said come back I. The fall, and she was sure I was diabetic, and needed medicines. I signed up to Face to Face, with my pharmacist, and he told me when to test, what was normal, and ask about my log, and how I was eating. The rest. Have gotten from y'all. Thanks for that
Just remember that electrolytes is more than just water.

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Just remember that electrolytes is more than just water.
I'm a salt aholic, and I have lemon juice, in my unsweetened tea. So I'm getting a little.

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