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Old 07-02-2014, 18:23   #11
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Never mind, that was just the bg test. That was probably high because of DP, although my apt was for 10:00 am, well after I should have recovered from DP?
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My thoughts are it could be the xylitol, DP, or cortisol. I can have no reaction or can do like you and have a 25-30 point jump, and I use 4-6 tablespoons of HWC. Could be a meter thing, but should be too coincidental if it is repeatable to say it is within error allowance of the meter.

Do a few repeat tests with the xylitol still in it. Do the same routine on a non-work day. Do the same without the xylitol, I'd use pure stevia if you had to have it sweet (I have to, because I put unsweet cocoa it mine). IF BG is still higher, could be DP or cortisol. If BG higher on work days but lower on off days, I'd suspect a work stress or drive to work stress related cortisol release.

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Thanks, Mbuster. I've tested two days in a row with xylitol and same results. My meter won't note anything after 3 hours, so it's hard to prove that my meal spikes last 4-5 hours. I have been keeping a food and BS log for a year.

I'll experiment with other sweeteners but I'm not sure I could gag down anything with stevia in it

Cortisol is an interesting possibility since I do have a very stressful job. Since I happen to have my new blood test results in front of me, what is the test for cortisol called? I don't see anything labeled cortisol.

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Holy smokes! A 98 for Hdl?? Amazing

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I once had a research clinic ask me to participate in a study of people with great HDL numbers. He wanted all 10 of us siblings to see how we ate and what made us different. I thought about it but my family lived in different places all over the world and it would be too difficult to coordinate.

Imagine my surprise to learn I was pre-diabetic. Must have been all that rice we ate in China.

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Your cholesterol numbers are fantastic! Whatever else you do, don't quit LCHF!

And a 26-point spike would be acceptable over here, but just barely. I, too, would suspect the xylitol . . . but I don't like stevia either. If this doesn't resolve, then perhaps you could get some liquid sucralose (like EZ-Sweetz) for comparison. It's what I use for my minimal sweetening needs, and have had no spikes from it.




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Thanks, Mbuster. I've tested two days in a row with xylitol and same results. My meter won't note anything after 3 hours, so it's hard to prove that my meal spikes last 4-5 hours. I have been keeping a food and BS log for a year.

I'll experiment with other sweeteners but I'm not sure I could gag down anything with stevia in it

Cortisol is an interesting possibility since I do have a very stressful job. Since I happen to have my new blood test results in front of me, what is the test for cortisol called? I don't see anything labeled cortisol.
I'll have to look and see what its called and the range and my result, I think it just said cortisol. Only had one in my life and had to ask for it. May take me a while to find kit.

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Thanks, Shanny, but my cholesterol numbers were like that before LCHF. I'll have to go find my last blood panel and see if anything has improved. The only number I remember off the top of my head was the A1C of 6.1, so I know that has improved. My doctor will not use anything else but A1C to diagnose diabetes, He was not interested in my food log and would not look at the print out from by glucose meter. Even on LCHF I still had some fasting BG over 125 and a random post prandial over 200. The good thing is that I don't have a diagnosis in my record. The bad thing is I don't feel like he cares how hard I've worked to prevent it.

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Whatever it is, it is suggestive of a poor 2nd stage response. The answer might lie in incorporating some physical activity on your way to work. Maybe a little walk or run up the stairs. Should work.

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