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Old 04-01-2013, 05:52   #1
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Hi. I have been eating really badly for the last 2 weeks after the breakdown of a relationship. I've been really sad and been drinking a bit of red wine and basically scoffing everything I couldn't normally have, cakes, bread, potatoes, pastry, you name it i ate it!
My question is: My blood sugars where going high, though I didn't test often, but then returning to being not too bad after a few hours, and this morning I've got a 6.3. Now I rarely get a 6.3 when I'm low carbing, so how is that happening? Have I stimulated my poor remaining beta cells?
I'm back to LCHF from today, but just wondered why my fasting numbers should be better when I've been abusing my body?

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Could be that your BG was actually a lot higher a couple/three hours before you tested in the morning and was coming down because you still have some insulin production.

When you are "on plan" a higher FBS would most likely be due to dawn phenomenon - a natural rise in BG for waking up (but without accompanying insulin response, goes too high).

FBS tests are one moment in time. Good for determinging a trend, but not much more than that.

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I'm back to LCHF from today, but just wondered why my fasting numbers should be better when I've been abusing my body?
To build on the previous point, there's no way to tell because testing is a snapshot to determine trends, but trends are only useful if all else is more or less equal. Your eating patterns changed drastically for a short time, so all else wasn't equal. Hence, no way to know.

Point being, it shouldn't matter. Let's assume you have beta cell function and have even regenerated yourself to full functionality. Congrats, you're cured! Wanna start eating horribly again? My guess is no. So while I understand the desire to know just what the heck is going on there wrt your body, you're not going to know outside some sophisticated testing. So, just go back to eating right.

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Yes, thanks. I am going back to eating right. Today was a good day and back on plan.
I was just surprised by the figures. I'm sure I have some beta cell function, which is great and I'd like to preserve it!!!

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Yes, thanks. I am going back to eating right. Today was a good day and back on plan.
I was just surprised by the figures. I'm sure I have some beta cell function, which is great and I'd like to preserve it!!!
Me too, but other than eating right and maybe some meds, it's outside my control, and yours. So, don't sweat it.. Sorry to hear about your break up too. I used to take those things hard, I still do. However, I adopted a method of setting one major goal for myself after a breakup, and I just bust my rear end to accomplish it. Usually that gets me through the first few weeks and I'm good from there. That plus my general social ineptness which means I'm in few relationships on that level, has generally left me unscarred.

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Our bodies are rarely static machines. You might have experienced a good stretch of insulin responsiveness and decreased insulin resistance by accident. Good for you for pulling up and getting control again!

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