Hey Everyone,I've been researching to find an answer but haven't found one like mine so I thought I would reach out to to knowledgable people. About a year ago I went to the doctor with a few syptoms complaints that I wanted resolved (slipped disk, hot flashes, and inability to lose weight) the IM doctor ran some test and based on my history/symptoms suggested I might be mildly IR and suggested I follow a low carb diet. I didn't heed her advice until about 6 months ago when the hot flashes got really bad. Since then I have been able to lose about 15 lbs, running 10+ miles a week and eating less than 150g of carbs a day. Recently I experienced a really scary episode of what I think was low BG. So as any good health teacher does, I purchased a glucometer and started testing my fasting and 1hr/2hr post meal for my "carbiest" meal. My question is could my diet be producing artificially high numbers? Here are my results;Day 1: Fast 112; 1/2 hr 148/112Day 2: Fast 112; forgot my 1/2; bedtime 106Day 3: Fast 107 1/2 hr 147/105Today :Fast 110 1/2 hr (after 20 g carb meal) 117/97I guess the only other thing to note is I've tested after my long runs (4miles) when I felt low and the reading was in the 80s/90s so maybe I'm mistaking being "low" for something else?View Thread
Brunosbud, You might be on to something! My IM doc suggested that my dizzy spells were from low blood pressure after exercising and my blood being spread out. She suggested adding salt to my diet, do you do anything else? I had a really bad spell last week in hawaii, I went sea kayaking in the ocean and got a spell and our kayak tipped over and I had to be "rescued" by passer byers because I was so weak I couldn't flip the kayak or get back into it!View Thread
Right! Losing the weight was great it took so gosh darn long. I swear I look at a cookie and gain weight. Running has been the only succesful weight loss tool I've used. I will pick up those tablets! I was thinking about running with a sports drink but I love water and get bad phlem from running so that didn't seem realistic. I need to bring my a game though because over the past year my fasting went from high 90s to 110s even though I changed my diet and lost 15 lbs. Boo.View Thread
Oh, I was not clear I see. I'm not diabetic, my doctor said I had mild insulin resistance in fall2011. I couldn't find a "insulin resistance" discussion page on web md so I posted here. Sorry!View Thread
Yes, thank you. I've already read that entire site. I truly have looked for an answer but couldn't find one regarding the low carb/higher bg readings. I'm going back to see my IM in a week and a half. Do you suggest I keep testing until then? I know its not dangerous per se to have bg above 100 like mine. What I don't like is feeling "low" in the 80s. The one time I almost passed out (my room mate heard me fall in the tub and gave me a banana) I didn't have a glucometer yet so I don't know the reading. The thing is that I can no longer run outside because I am afraid of getting sick so I'm stuck on the treadmil. (There could be worse things).
Is it possible to feel low in the 80s if mine runs in the 110 normally?View Thread
My question is, could my low carb diet be producing artificially higher numbers? I read a few articles about how low carb diets change your bg readings, but it didn't give an example of how much it increases it.View Thread
I apologize, the 1/2 hrs means 1 hour and 2 hours. My question was I read that eating a low carb diet would produce an "artificially" higher number but the medical article didn't give an example of what artificially higher meant.View Thread