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Old 02-27-2013, 15:39   #1
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Hey guys can you help me understand something? I do low carb, high fat, moderate protein ( 75% F, 3% C, and 22% P ) Ketogenic diet for weight loss and to control my T2. Fasting BS are anywhere from 85 to 110 with most under 100. My monthly overall avg. BS is 97 from all readings averaged. So my BS is well controlled without meds and just diet.
What I don't understand is when My FBS is say 92 and then I eat nothing but 3 scrambled eggs in coconut oil and butter , then my 2 hr post meal reading is 108??? why is it that my BS goes up that much with just nothing but 1-2g carbs and under 20g protein in that meal?
If carbs raise your BS, then why would a meal that is very lowcarb raise it at all especially if protein is not high??

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Meter variation. Our meters are legally allowed 20% variation either way, which means a reading of 100mg/dl could actually be either 80 or 120. Yours are within the spread.




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My meter is over 2 years old (Accu-Chek Active)
How long are meters good for?
When I bought mine, I had no idea which one to buy, I just picked one lol.

Well it was curious, because today my FBG was 108 and my 2 hr post meal was 96 exact same breakfast opposite reaction, weird. Could be the meter maybe. I am in ketosis and should be fat burning for energy. I thought maybe my Liver was getting very excited and was pumping out glucose??

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All meters have that variance. I don't think accuracy declines with age, it's just the way they are. I see some manufacturers are claiming to have more accurate meters out now. In any case, a change of under 20% in BG reading isn't anything to worry about. And don't start testing multiple times or different fingers, that's just crazymaking! (My pharmacist tells me some people buy multiple meters and test on all of them at once, and pick the score they like the best. Eeek!)

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(My pharmacist tells me some people buy multiple meters and test on all of them at once, and pick the score they like the best. Eeek!)
lol yeah, that IS crazymaking!

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If carbs raise your BS, then why would a meal that is very lowcarb raise it at all especially if protein is not high??
Dr. Bernstein's "Chinese Restaurant Effect"

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3 eggs is a pretty good amount of proteins -- I know what MY liver would do with that!

Also you may be eating at the peak of Dawn Phenomomonon, and that is why your blood sugar goes down after.

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3 eggs is a pretty good amount of proteins -- I know what MY liver would do with that!

Also you may be eating at the peak of Dawn Phenomomonon, and that is why your blood sugar goes down after.
Each egg has 6.5g protein so 3 eggs is under 20g. Can that really be to much? Maybe I should just live off of butter

The DP/eating time would explain today's results I would think, but it's when it goes up when eating VLC/HF/MP that was making me curious.

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Some of us come pretty close to living on butter - don't laugh! Avoiding carbs as much as possible and keeping protein to a minimum required for repair/maintenance of cells, leaves about 75% to 80% of our meals for fats. Not a bad thing at all!




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Some of us come pretty close to living on butter - don't laugh! Avoiding carbs as much as possible and keeping protein to a minimum required for repair/maintenance of cells, leaves about 75% to 80% of our meals for fats. Not a bad thing at all!
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