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Tests show high blood sugar, but I've been on a low carb/sugar diet !...?

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  1. Bansaw

    Bansaw Senior Member

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    I've never had blood sugar issues before but I went on a Paleo diet three months ago.
    I've lost some weight which is a good thing, but my blood glucose is 118 (range is 65-99).

    My doc says, "cut down on carbs". But the truth is I've never been on such a low carb season in my entire life. I don't even do potatoes and rice, and I virtually have no white sugar since 2012.
    This is really confusing that I am on a low carb/sugar diet but my blood sugar is higher than ever.

    (Other factors, I have slight kidney inflammation and Creatinite level of 1.32.
    I take Kombucha which is supposed to help regulate blood glucose
    I am on a Lyme traetment Samento/Banderol/Cumanda).

    Perplexed :thumbdown:
     
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  2. anni66

    anni66 mum to ME daughter

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    Liver function suspect. Try getting this checked.
     
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  3. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

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    HPA-axis dysfunction, high cortisol. Low carb causes high cortisol, cortisol creates glucose (gluconeogenesis). Normally blood sugar shouldn't go that high, but with hpa-axis issues, all bets are off.
     
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  4. Bansaw

    Bansaw Senior Member

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    Yeah, my HPA axis has been down for a few years now. Doctor recommends Biotics Research, Cytozyme-PT/HPT.
    I might try it.
     
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    drob31 Senior Member

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    Low carb might not work if you have hpa-axis issues because of the need for cortisol.
     
  6. Learner1

    Learner1 Forum Support Assistant

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    There was a thread around here that says its generally no big deal if you're on a low carb diet. Your body may be trying to compensate.

    I'll see if I can find it.

    Edited to add:
    Can't find it now, but chromium, manganese, and benfotiamine all help improve blood sugar. Could you be deficient in any of these?
     
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  7. Bansaw

    Bansaw Senior Member

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    I found something on Paleo boosting blood sugar. Anymore evidence would be appreciated:
    https://health.usnews.com/health-ne...ght-gain-and-boost-blood-sugar-study-suggests

    And , can the blood sugar levels be normalized again by introducing more carbs back in slowly ?
     
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    drob31 Senior Member

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  10. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    Was your blood test done while you were fasting? How long had you been away from food or beverage, other than water?
     
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    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    Happened to me to after a while on a ketogenic paleo diet. FBG and HbA1c shot up to the top of the lab range, having previously been normal.

    Look up physiological insulin resistance and gluconeogenesis.

    Eating carbs does not cause diabetes. This is an internet myth that has infected some medical doctors. Endocrinologists in particular seem to be utterly clueless about human metabolism and just parrot the latest fads.
     
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