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Old 02-01-2013, 13:51   #11
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My lows aren't crazy low, ranges from 62-80, but they are happening much more frequently since I have been LCHF.
My first thought with this statement was that you aren't eating enough fats. They will keep your BG stable and minimize the low feelings.

I don't really like to eat for at least an hour after getting up but I can stabilize my BG by having a spoonfull of peanut butter shortly after I wake up. (some people put heavy cream in their morning coffee) This is usually done for DP, but it also works to delay the need to eat.

Throughout the day, the trick is to anticipate your lowering BG - and eat a small fatty snack BEFORE you begin to feel low.

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I know Daytona, *head hung in shame* but I have not yet manages to wait one out. I am not as bad as I used to be, my low yesterday I only ate a flour tortilla and one small cookie when I used to eat anything I could get my hands on. So I am making some progress in that area.

I am taking a combo pill of Glipizide/Metformin 5/500 four times a day, so 20/2000 daily.

My lows aren't crazy low, ranges from 62-80, but they are happening much more frequently since I have been LCHF.
Oh goodness! No, please no shaming here. *HUG* I apologize for coming off harsh. I am no shining role model, and have done the same thing.

I used to take glipizide and found that it can easily cause lows and unpredictable blood sugars. That is because it forces your pancreas to make insulin (whether you need it at the moment or not). You may want to talk to your doctor about getting off of glipizide now that you are managing so well with your diet and just stick with Metformin. I have a feeling it could really help you avoid the lows.

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I am taking a combo pill of Glipizide/Metformin 5/500 four times a day, so 20/2000 daily.
Oh gosh, there's the reason for the yo-yo (I missed that information). Since the G is forcing your pancreas to make insulin, but you aren't eating, well, of course your BG drops.

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You didn't come off as harsh, it's just that I know what I should do when I have a low, but I have not yet managed to do it! I was shaming myself!

I called my dr last Friday to stop the Glipizide, but I have yet to get a response. I will call again today. I afraid she won't unless she gets an A1C from me, but I know an A1C would be inaccurate, b/c I was eating terrible over the holidays which would show on the test, but would not be relevant to how I am eating now and what I am experiencing now. (I hope that made sense)

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You didn't come off as harsh, it's just that I know what I should do when I have a low, but I have not yet managed to do it! I was shaming myself!

I called my dr last Friday to stop the Glipizide, but I have yet to get a response. I will call again today. I afraid she won't unless she gets an A1C from me, but I know an A1C would be inaccurate, b/c I was eating terrible over the holidays which would show on the test, but would not be relevant to how I am eating now and what I am experiencing now. (I hope that made sense)
Honestly, when I started getting lows from Glipizide... I just stopped taking it all on my own before the doctor could get back to me. I didn't want to wait out a week of unpredictable blood sugar while she took her sweet time returning my call...

Not that I am advocating not working with your doctor.... just sharing that I'm a total goof.

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Definitely if you're on a pill that is putting insulin into your system, you need to eat regularly, and make the snacks low-carb. Keep nuts or cheese and sausage sticks around and make yourself eat one at regular times for a while. Then the carb cravings will be gone and you won't be so tempted.

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I would stop taking it, but it is combined with the metformin.

I will make sure I eat something btw meals.

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I'm LC/HF. I eat a snack every 2-2.5 hours after a meal. Usually it's peanut butter on celery or a full-fat cheese stick. Sometimes I'll have 1/4 cup of nuts instead (and yes, I keep a measuring cup at work so I don't overeat )

Even peanut butter has some carbs, so you might try a tablespoon of that (alone or on celery) and test 15 minutes later to see if it did the trick. Waiting around to test can drive me crazy, so I set a kitchen timer, my cell phone alarm, or a computer reminder. That way I don't focus on hunger while I'm waiting.

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... I know an A1C would be inaccurate, b/c I was eating terrible over the holidays which would show on the test, but would not be relevant to how I am eating now and what I am experiencing now. (I hope that made sense)
I've heard that an A1c weights the past 4 weeks most heavily, but I don't have a link for you to verify that. If that's the case, though, enough time might have passed it to be more reflective of what you're eating now.

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The Glipizide is definitely what is causing your lows. You are eating LCHF, and you do not need as much insulin as the Glipizide is causing your pancreas to make. I did not know they made a glipizide/metformin combo pill. If you are taking the glip and met in two separate pills, you should only need the metformin as it works in your liver rather than affecting the pancreas.

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