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Old 03-13-2015, 15:41   #11
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Welcome to the forum Kate2. You might find some interest in this article about an advanced lipid testing case study

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So you've been eating low carb?
How do your glucose numbers on your meter compare now to before starting low carb?
fasting, pre-meal, 1 h after 1st bite, 2 h after 1st bite?
Did they check insulin at 1h and 2h of the GTT test?
Have you checked islet antibodies?
Your glucose numbers for the GTT look very good.
Your fasting insulin is OK, but did it go up more than 5 times during the test? If it did you have insulin resistance according to "Atkins Diabetes revolution."
I think the best thing would be for you to track your glucose numbers yourself to see what is going on and how your body responds to carbs on a daily basis. If your BG stays around 100-110 throughout the day, even with carbs, then your BG is not too high.
If they did not test insulin during the GTT then you might want to consider it.
Check out Atkins book. He has a table with numbers for glucose but also insulin. Your glucose might look fine but insulin go high, in which case you have an issue with insulin resistance.

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Donna,

Thanks for your reply. My fasting at discovery was 110-112 eating a basically all carb diet. No clue what my spikes were. I went strict low carb (20-30 carbs all day), my fasting went to in the 80s within a few weeks. But, oops I wasn't taking in enough calories and lost weight. Bumped my carb intake to 50-60, went back to 110-120 blood sugar range (still losing weight because still learning LCHF). Bumped carbs to 100-120 with 120-140 blood sugar range. I gained some weight and am currently eating 50-80 carbs per day with 120-150 blood sugar range. Obviously, not ideal...

Now when I say blood sugar range I mean fasting & throughout the day. I don't spike much even when eating over 100 carbs a day. But I'm sitting high. The highest spike I've ever seen is 198 after a huge helping fried chicken, french fries & a glass of gingerale. *This was a test*

Yes, they checked at 1 and 2 hour. They also did a GAD antibody test. I don't believe they did islet antibody. Is there a difference in what they detect?

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Donna,

Thanks for your reply. My fasting at discovery was 110-112 eating a basically all carb diet. No clue what my spikes were. I went strict low carb (20-30 carbs all day), my fasting went to in the 80s within a few weeks. But, oops I wasn't taking in enough calories and lost weight. Bumped my carb intake to 50-60, went back to 110-120 blood sugar range (still losing weight because still learning LCHF). Bumped carbs to 100-120 with 120-140 blood sugar range. I gained some weight and am currently eating 50-80 carbs per day with 120-150 blood sugar range. Obviously, not ideal...

Now when I say blood sugar range I mean fasting & throughout the day. I don't spike much even when eating over 100 carbs a day. But I'm sitting high. The highest spike I've ever seen is 198 after a huge helping fried chicken, french fries & a glass of gingerale. *This was a test*

Yes, they checked at 1 and 2 hour. They also did a GAD antibody test. I don't believe they did islet antibody. Is there a difference in what they detect?
Donna, when you need to gain weight, the ideal solution is raise your protein, not carbs.

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Eating more carbs is not the answer, and eating more protein is not the answer either. Protein in excess of what your body uses for building, repair and maintenance will be stored as glycogen and later converted to glucose to raise your blood sugar.

The answer is increase your fats. Get your meals set up with a ratio of 5% carbs, 10% protein and 85% fats. You blood sugar will drop and your weight will rise to its natural level.

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Thanks for your reply. My fasting at discovery was 110-112 eating a basically all carb diet. No clue what my spikes were. I went strict low carb (20-30 carbs all day), my fasting went to in the 80s within a few weeks. But, oops I wasn't taking in enough calories and lost weight. Bumped my carb intake to 50-60, went back to 110-120 blood sugar range (still losing weight because still learning LCHF). Bumped carbs to 100-120 with 120-140 blood sugar range. I gained some weight and am currently eating 50-80 carbs per day with 120-150 blood sugar range. Obviously, not ideal...

Now when I say blood sugar range I mean fasting & throughout the day. I don't spike much even when eating over 100 carbs a day. But I'm sitting high. The highest spike I've ever seen is 198 after a huge helping fried chicken, french fries & a glass of gingerale. *This was a test*

Yes, they checked at 1 and 2 hour. They also did a GAD antibody test. I don't believe they did islet antibody. Is there a difference in what they detect?



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This makes a lot of sense in correlation with the calories in full fats. Thanks!

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Keep in mind that what YOU think you should weigh may not be the same as your body settles on. But people who have been on LCHF for years find that their bodies find their own sweet spot, and maintain that weight without tinkering. Charts and formulas for what you should weigh are pretty useless - just stay the course and your body will find its own right weight.




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Eating more carbs is not the answer, and eating more protein is not the answer either. Protein in excess of what your body uses for building, repair and maintenance will be stored as glycogen and later converted to glucose to raise your blood sugar.

The answer is increase your fats. Get your meals set up with a ratio of 5% carbs, 10% protein and 85% fats. You blood sugar will drop and your weight will rise to its natural level.
Agreed. Raise the fat, not the carbs or protein. How much protein are you eating per meal?

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