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Old 04-04-2016, 05:34   #21
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How do you get your FBG so low? Please respond in the thread under "Diabetes General"

102, yesterday I worked hard in the yard, fasted, went hiking for a few hours, ate light and VLC. I expected better.
Not really sure exactly what I did. While recovering from surgery, I became really anal about things like my BG, BP, sleeping, and stress, the things I thought were the big contributors for my blockage. I took the minimum dose of Lantus insulin (split 5 units AM and 5 units PM) to try to keep my BG from going much over 100 for better healing. My FBG was usually in 80-90s prior to surgery, but sometimes drifted up to a little over 100 and occasionally got into the 70s. During my recovery period my fasting came down to the 70-80s and occasionally 90's, and insulin use dropped (not lowering dosage, just took or didn't take).

My BG was and still continues to be higher mid morning. It was nothing for it to go from 80 fasting to 129 a couple of hours later, whether I ate or not. It doesn't go as high now after starting and even doubling up on DHEA to counter what I think is caused by cortisol. I've also slowed back on going all out every time I ride my bike. I'll just have to see if that trend remains as the weather gets warmer because heat drives my BG up too.

Since working straight days, the time to get in a good ride has been on weekends only, thus an increase in walking, especially since getting a fitness tracker Christmas. A brisk hour of walking usually does a good job lowering my BG, if not immediately after, then an hour or 2 later, and thus FBG.

My eating habits have changed too. I don't wake BH up to fix breakfast for me on workdays. I'll either stop and get an egg patty and some bacon at a store that makes breakfast biscuits, but does keep things separate, or I'll eat what I brought for lunch. I eat some or all of my lunch early to take my morning meds. Then I don't eat supper until 6 or 7 PM. I have increased fats, more olive oil, avocado, nuts, flax seed oil, etc.

I'm getting more sleep with melatonin, restoril, and a CPAP machine. I sometimes also take GABA if I'm feeling antsy at night.

My BP med was doubled during recovery and even had another added to it. My recent visit to the cardiologist resulted in having both meds cut in half.

Most nights my BG before bed is in 80-90s and lower FBG in the morning. If it does get up to 120s early at work, and I happen to test and catch it, I'll take 5 units of Lantus. If it is over 110 at bedtime, I may take five units of Lantus. I've not taken any in the daytime the past four weeks, and maybe a couple or three doses before bed in that same time period.

I now have less stress.

Maybe my pancreas recovered some during my recovery, maybe my insulin resistance lowered, maybe my cortisol is lower, maybe I'm eating less protein, maybe it is all the walking, or getting better sleep, but with the irregularity of the Lantus, I'm pretty sure its not the exogenous insulin giving me better numbers. I could just quit to know for sure, but I'm still anal about the all the stuff I think could have caused me to have the by-pass surgery and what I will do to take care of me.

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Oh, and probably the biggest cause of things is due to genetics, and I can't do anything about that directly, so I don't worry about that. I concentrate on what I can control and that is things that cause inflammation.

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Oh, and probably the biggest cause of things is due to genetics, and I can't do anything about that directly, so I don't worry about that. I concentrate on what I can control and that is things that cause inflammation.

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I think it's a good book. Thanks for the info.

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How low is acceptable ?

I know I get very nervous if I am in the 80's....

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I'm fine in the 60s, but I've never had any hypo issues. The "don't go below 70" warnings is a subjective number that is as applicable as a yellow speed limit sign at a curve in the road to a Porche. The number is purposely high for caution.

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80s are about as "normal" as one can get. 70s or even 60s aren't bad unless it is rapidly dropping from there, as in someone with reactive hypoglycemia or on insulin or one of the drugs that forces insulin release regardless of blood glucose levels.

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I'm fine in the 60s, but I've never had any hypo issues. The "don't go below 70" warnings is a subjective number that is as applicable as a yellow speed limit sign at a curve in the road to a Porche. The number is purposely high for caution.
I've found many times in a Porsche you can double the cautionary recommended speed in a turn under the right circumstances.

Thanks for the details in the above posts. I'm thinking it's all helping you.

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How low is acceptable ?

I know I get very nervous if I am in the 80's....
Over 2 years ago I was trying to get into ketosis and fully keto adapted which ultimately took about 3 months of eating LCHF. I was hiking up a steep mountain side off trail up through rock and cliff bands. I started feeling weak, then a bit dizzy like low BG. I stopped on a ledge and tested with a 46. Way low, I immediately started to eat some banana chips and raisins. In a few minutes I was fine and kept hiking. I'd been in ketosis for several weeks, my body would still expect carbs to bail me out and would get them if going low.

Now, I can hike hours while fasting and never go low. My body knows carbs will never come to the rescue so it keeps BG even keel. It uses stored body fat now without me knowing it fir energy. Like stated above it took months of LCHF to get to this point.

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