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    Very low BSLs

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    So I tested my blood sugar levels at work this morning as I was curious and they were 52!

    I felt absolutely fine and I'm not diabetic but I was wondering whether that's normal for someone who eats VLC?

    If it was one of my patients I would be forcing glucose down their throat

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    NourishedEm,

    BSL = Blood Sugar Level ?

    VLC = Very Low Calories ? ?

    From looking at your picture, you look sweet enough for me !

    Seriously, my suggestion is to eat more fruit. This should naturally raise your BSL.

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    This nurse says: don't worry about it.

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    NouishedEm,

    Lojasmo is right on ! See this interesting article:

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    Normal glucose levels fall between 70 and 150 mg. Levels typically are lower in the morning, and rise after meals. Blood sugar levels falling consistently above 150 are indicative of hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar. Chronic low levels, falling below 70, characterize hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Hypoglycemia is a potentially fatal condition. Symptoms of this condition are lethargy, impaired mental functioning, irritability and loss of consciousness. Persistent hyperglycemia results in diabetes mellitus, which is the most common disease related to blood sugar regulation failure. Diabetes can cause eye, kidney and nerve damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizz View Post
    BSL = Blood Sugar Level ?

    VLC = Very Low Calories ? ?

    From looking at your picture, you look sweet enough for me !

    Seriously, my suggestion is to eat more fruit. This should naturally raise your BSL.

    Grizz
    Thanks Grizz, you smooth talker VLC is very low carb. I'm trying to lose some body fat so I'm aiming for a ketogenic level of carbs. I guess it stands to reason that if I'm in ketosis then my sugar levels would be low, just wasn't expecting them to be that low

    Quote Originally Posted by Lojasmo View Post
    This nurse says: don't worry about it.

    This nurse tends to agree with you since I was asymptomatic. I was also at the tail end of a night shift so that may have something to do with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grizz View Post
    Lojasmo is right on ! See this interesting article:



    If you are still worried, I will send you a box of chocolates.



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    Thanks for the link Grizz... choccies would be yum, just make sure they're 85% cocoa

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    I got down to 46 once, but as I couldn't remember how I got home, I knew I had to eat something. (I was also pregnant and Type 2) Enh, I figure if you feel fine and aren't planning on going off to exercise w/ blood sugar that level, then I wouldn't worry about it overly much. If I start to feel low now that I'm Primal, I just eat a normal meal as opposed to anything with sugar. Of course, now that I'm Primal, it's rare that I ever feel blood sugar go wonky. Even fasting upwards of 27 hours I've been ok.
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