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Old 02-28-2012, 23:19   #1
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I have a question that's been bugging me for years. I am in very good shape, exercise daily (weight lifting, running, soccer twice a week), and eat a low carb diet. Fish, chicken, veggies mostly. I use either soy or olive oil to cook and on salads. Carbs consist of about 100 g beans daily, 3 to 4 pieces of fruit a day, whole wheat bread (sparingly) and a daily oatmeal shake (made with low fat soy milk). Whole wheat pasta every once in awhile. I eat virtually no red meat. I drink a glass of wine daily and the occasional beer. Lots of water and green tea. No soft drinks, no fruit juices. No white pasta, white rice or refined sugar products.

OK, here's the question: My FBG is always between 95 and 100, no matter what I do. Some examples: In 2006, it was 98. In 2008 it was 90. Then in 2011 it was 97. The rest of my blood panel is enviable. My doc just shrugs when I ask him why it's that high. I have read that it should be less than 90. I'm stumped. I can't eat or be any healthier. So what's going on here? I've read that very low carbohydrate diet will raise FBG but I do not eat an extremely low carb diet; I guess it's about 200 carb g a day max. I'm 53 and in athletic shape. No diabetes in the family.

Thanks. I know most of you are dealing with much more difficult heath issues than this.

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Do I understand you to say that you are not diabetic, but that your fasting levels at the time of your annual physical are in the 90s?

I can see that you are not eating a low-carb diet, and that would be all right if you are not diabetic. If you think you ARE closing in on diabetes, then you should consider limiting your intake of fruit, beans, grains of any kind (yes, even whole grains - corn, wheat, oats, rice - all of 'em), and even milk. I certainly recognize that these are exactly the foods which are promoted as a healthy diet - I'm not a blithering idiot, after all. But when blood sugar starts to rise, the rules all change. Fruits and grains are anathema to diabetics.

If you want to delve deeper into this issue, my advice would be to get a meter and start checking your postprandial levels. Those readings will tell the tail a lot sooner than fastings. If you find you're bumping up over 140 (7.7) after meals (check at 1 and 2-hour intervals after your first bite), then you should prob'ly take some measures to stem the tide. Good luck to you.

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I really don't see where the problem is. A low carb diet ( below 50 carbs) will lower your bgs not raise them. Also try eating some real fat. It seems you have a very low fat diet but lots of carbs. I know your fastings seem pretty good, do you ever do an after meal bg ( 2 hours after your eat). I think you might be surprised. The fasting bg is usually the last to rise. If your 2 hour pp number is much higher than 120 there is a chance you may be on your way to diabetes. Before diabetes I was a vegetarian who worked out in the gym 2 hours a day and spent 6 hours playing tennis a week. Diabetes doesn't play favorites, everyone is at risk no matter what your diet.

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I surely 'envy' those numbers. BG in the 90s is perfectly OK. I'm sure you have the dawn phenomenon kicking in, early in the morning and that is probably what doesn't allow you to go any lower (as you'd like).

The only thing I'd like to see changed in your disciplined diet is addition of red meat, that you avoid.

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