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Cortisol and blood glucose

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by lindisfel, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    During tests this year I found the possible reason why low carb, although solving my RH problems, has not put me out of the prediabetic range.
    Suppression of ACTH from the Pituatory does not collapse my cortisol, so the adrenal tumour producing massive amounts of aldosterone also produces some endogenous cortisol.

    Hence I may have to take some Metformin to counteract this problem.
    Interesting!
    My dexa test was ok.
    ATB
    Derek
    Now 80 so I can't grumble! :)
     
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  2. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    Congrats on being 80 (no small achievement) and getting another step towards understanding. :)

    Good to hear from you.
     
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  3. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Congratulations you octogenarian!

    Amazing how diverse the complications with hormonal responses are to us!

    Best wishes Derek!
     
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  4. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    Had a further improvement in my GGT in recent blood work.
    From 140+ a few years ago it is now back down to the historical low of 35.
    So even in old age it is possible to get to grips with metabolic syndrome!
    HBA1c not ideal but still in prediabetic range at 46.
    Best wishes to all.
    Hope the new year finds you and yours well.
    Derek
     
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  5. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Hi Derek
    Really good to hear from you, and proving that you can keep healthy.
    Wishing you all the best for the New Year.
    Keep on trucking mate!
     
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  6. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Best wishes to you Lamont, and your family. I hope your wife is keeping well and managing her health condition with your help.
    All the very best
    Derek
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    All the very best to you Brunneria,
    I keep remembering the flat lands of my youth when I see your name.
    Best wishes
    Derek
     
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