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    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post
    Do you know what your BG numbers were over a few years before you began low carb?
    No, I don't, although I sincerely wish that I did.

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    It might be helpful to test your fasting BGL immediately upon waking, on a completely empty stomach, instead of after an hour/espresso. Tracking post prandial numbers 1 and 2 hours after your normal meals might be helpful as well.

    Since you are concerned I would request a fasting insulin test as well as HbA1c when you meet withe the new doctor.

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    Do you know what your magnesium intake is like? There is evidence that it's crucial for glucose metabolism for T2 diabetics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imasin View Post
    Do you know what your magnesium intake is like? There is evidence that it's crucial for glucose metabolism for T2 diabetics.
    Ding ding ding. 4% carbohydrates. Meat and fat diet, basically. Without at least 150% of the RDA of supplemental magnesium citrate (or at least not oxide) this is a disaster. From paleohacks yesterday no results after 3 months - Paleo Hacks.com

    What is your omega 3/6 ratio? How much omega 6 are you consuming in a day? Do you use fitday, cronometer or other nutrition trackers? How is your digestion? Are you consuming gelatin? Are you consuming at least a little bit of inulin fiber and if you eat fiber how does it make your gut feel? These are critical questions that need to be addressed.

    Bah, I hate Gary Taubes' low carb nonsense. Not that I hate low carb or hate Taubes, but I hate his low carb nonsense. You are consuming an inordinate amount of gluconeogenic proteins and likely turning much of them into glucose. It doesn't matter how little carbs you're consuming. You simply cannot control diabetes without addressing the causative factors.

    It was pointed out earlier that GTT is affected by carb intake, this is true. However fasting glucose is still way too high. Fasting glucose is our best measurement for metabolic health in this situation

    edit: one other factor is cortisol and its glucose-raising properties. You are likely stressed and you are also eating little food yet losing little weight. Your cortisol is likely through the roof. Magnesium will help but I suggest eating more food and trying to control stress a little better. There is no way that adding more low carb vegetables will make your situation worse, and if anything more vegetables will make it better. The addition of more fats, particularly coconut fats, will help you greatly. 1. Coconut will reduce glucose needs by becoming ketones more prolifically. 2. It will create beneficial hormones. 3. You will feel more full and less stressed. I like creamed coconut, coconut milk and coconut oil, but as long as it is coconut fat it is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stabby View Post
    edit: one other factor is cortisol and its glucose-raising properties. You are likely stressed and you are also eating little food yet losing little weight.
    Whew! You said so much that it's hard to know how to respond, so I'll just pick this sentence. How do you figure that losing ten pounds in one month is "losing little weight"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imasin View Post
    Do you know what your magnesium intake is like? There is evidence that it's crucial for glucose metabolism for T2 diabetics.
    I track my daily intake religiously on FitDay. In the past month, my daily average magnesium intake has been 191.2 mg per day. I also take a 200 mg magnesium citrate tablet every day in addition to the 50 mg of magnesium that are in my daily multivitamin. I also take 595 mg potassium gluconate tablets daily as my FitDay daily average consumption of potassium is only 1,581.5 mg per day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcadav View Post
    It might be helpful to test your fasting BGL immediately upon waking, on a completely empty stomach, instead of after an hour/espresso. Tracking post prandial numbers 1 and 2 hours after your normal meals might be helpful as well.

    Since you are concerned I would request a fasting insulin test as well as HbA1c when you meet withe the new doctor.

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    Yes, I will definitely be requesting the HbA1c test, thanks.

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    All right maybe that is a fair amount of weight loss. It does take a little while to get things really well so be patient. Just in summary:

    - Omega 3/6 ratio in the tissues (basically in the diet, and therefore in the tissues) is super important. Try not to eat a lot of omega 6 fat.
    - Gut pathology is big. If you are not eating gelatin or the collagen parts of animals, do that. It helps a lot. Coconut is awesome.
    - You need more calories, much of it as coconut, some as fibrous vegetables. Coconut will decrease your glucose needs. Right now you are breaking down dietary protein to make glucose and it is keeping your blood sugar high.
    - Eating too little raises cortisol which causes insulin resistance and elevated glucose. Anything that increases cortisol is the opposite of what you need to do.
    - I mentioned fibrous vegetables, but adding inulin fiber is helpful. It gets converted in the gut to butyrate and is very anti-inflammatory and insulin-sensitizing. It is a good primal source of fermentable fiber.

    That's most of it. Cheers. There are a few "magical" plant compounds in cinnamon and blueberries that will help you out even more. Consider making a coconut, gelatin, cinnamon and blueberry dessert. That strikes me as a good way to integrate many principles all into one.
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    What are you eating to keep carbs at 13.6 grams?

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