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Old 07-16-2017, 13:35   #1
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I have to confess, I have research how fasting BG works, but I still don't understand, or I should say my body is not working that way. Until a few weeks ago I had fa stings in the 134's an ^^^. I believed that to be from liver dumping between 3:30am and 4:30 am. It stopped before I got a more accurate time on it. And my fasting BG have been low since. I'm assuming from research, my fatty liver has improved.
But why when I have ate things I shouldn't the day before, is my fasting BG lower today than before? I was having a horrible day yesterday, family issues and kept thinking "why don't I just eat the way I want and deal with what comes along?" And I kept reminding myself, " curse I'm stubborn, I started this and I will finish it." In the processi ate a 1" piece of a twix bar, and 7 pieces of Reese pieces and before bed I ate a pretty large slice of Cantalope, and was down by 16?? That does t make any sense. I'm checking my meals learning to eat by the meter ( thank y'all for that, I have cleared a few meals now) but it seems that when I eat things I know for sure I'm not to have, candy, fruit, cake. My numbers improve. I have a theory, but I'm not sure I like it. I think my pancreas is being forced to do better when I eat "bad" foods. But it is doing so in the time frame it is suppose too. Usually lower after the 1 hour check than before I ate.this is very confusing, the research I'm doing does not help. Any suggestions are more than welcome.

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Your pancreas is always forced to do better when you eat something that converts to glucose. By eating low carb, you have allowed it to rest, maybe making more insulin, as well as maybe having lower insulin resistance, allowing your insulin to work better. Just remember though that is only a temporary thing, keep up the bad eating and you're BG will turn and go the other way.

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your fat cells were refusing the insulin guidance to allow glucose to go into the cells. after you were very clean for a while, your cells have been releasing the stored glucose (as Co2). Since they have been doing this, your eating faux pas shows you that your cells might accept a small amount of glucose back into your cells and are responding (a little) to the insulin produced

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