Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions or advice. I'm a 42-year-old healthy female- low cholesterol (132), good BMI (20), low blood pressure (115/68), who exercises regularly (6 days a week). I began in earnest a low gylcemic diet in May starting with a sugar cleanse (I was a cracker/ potato chip-oholic). I now eat lots of fruit, veggies, lean meats and healthy carbs, and feel great. My problem is that when it went for my annual exam, including fasting blood work, my glucose levels came back at 101. My doctor said not to worry that my body was probably in shock that it hadn't been fed and released stored sugar and told me to come back in in a couple of months for a recheck. I went in last week and my glucose came back at 100. My doctor told me to go to a diabetes website and look for ways to change my eating and exercise habits. I have never had abnormal glucose readings before and am stumped why it's high now considering my diet and exercise routine. Could my body still be in shock after an 8-hour fast? Anybody else heard of something like this?????View Thread
Thanks to everyone who posted. I did take an A1C test and it came back in the normal range--5.4.
Brunosbud...thanks for your comments. I do exercise early in the morning. My doctor too thinks that my fasting glucose readings are a result of my pancreas releasing glucogon. I feel much better. Again, thanks to everyone.View Thread
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