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Insulin response of Reactive Hypoglycaemics

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by lindisfel, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, Just had my blood test results for diabetes interview. Good and bad. Diet controlled Hba1c now 42. GGT now up to 102. Has been going up again since I started on Rivaroxaban at end of January. Trial in US over this drug causing liver damage! HDL 1.6 non HDL rather high at 5.2. Derek
     
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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Hi Derek,

    Yes it seem to lift you up and then drop kick you in the b........!

    At least you are still getting somewhere, your cholesterol should hopefully get better with low carbing.

    1. Chin up mate, keep us posted.
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the encouragement Nosher. I'll find a way through this problem .. I shall wait a month and get my meds changed. There is only one remaining anticoagulant left. :)
    Another drug I take puts up cholesterol.
    atb
    Derek
     
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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    It certainly is a balancing act mate.
    Every time you think you've got it cracked, something comes along and......
    Good you sound positive.
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,
    GGT down again to 84 but I hope to still get my meds change because it could well go up again. Also I am going to be modifying my diet somewhat...cutting out diary fat to bring down non HDL cholesterol as I think it was Diet Doctor recommended for those who have difficulties with the HF part of diet.
    atb
    Derek
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    After looking into the subject in more detail it may be necessary to reduce my fructose input. This may be keeping my GGT high but seeing as my trigs are only 1.0 I am doubtful, any thoughts PSE?I am eating blueberries, straws and rasps, perhaps even though they do not raise my BG much in quantities I eat I could be having too much fructose in the course of a day. Thanks Derek
     
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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    You can only try, mate, I have recently adjusted my food and fasting routine and it has helped me quite a bit. My fructose intake has halved and tho no significant levels have altered, there is a slight improvement in how I feel in myself. As they say a change is as good as a rest!

    Atb
    Nosher
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Nosher, Obviously with my insulin demand dropping, trigs and hdl OK, like you I can only fine tune my diet. I reckon when my liver is right I will feel better. atb Derek
    Ps.
    I hope France wins tonight that Ronaldo gets on my wick! :):)
     
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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Totally agree mate!
    But my predictions are not very good!
    But I'm hoping la belle France are victorious!
     
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    Alicki Reactive hypoglycemia · Well-Known Member

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    The tricky thing for me is that Im insulin resistant and how on earth to test that after food is challenging. Im guess Im must measure BS before meals and one hour after meals to see if blood sugar drops ...!
     
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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    It always helps in the stage your in, the testing and experimental stage, to find out when and how you spike and how long after, you hypo. To do this, it is beneficial to test every fifteen minutes after first bite. Of course, the fasting blood reading is important but so are the others, so you can track your levels through a typical meal.
    You can make a graph of the readings.
    The other thing is purchasing a continuous glucose monitor, this monitor will track your bloods and it would answer so many of the questions you are wondering about.
     
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    Alicki Reactive hypoglycemia · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Back to intensive mesuring then.
     
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    Hi all, had blood results today. a1c same at 42, hdl up slightly to 1.7 , total cholesterol 6.4, I assume trigs as before at c.1.0. GGT a little better and down to 76. Been around target weight of 84 kg since spring. regards Derek
     
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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Not much change there!
    Some good, some not so good!

    Hope you are well, mate!
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    I am fine Nosher hope you are keeping it all in balance. I am thinking of cutting fructose altogether to see if my liver improves. I think meds and age are tying my arms and legs, metaphorically speaking. Picked up a tick in our garden a few days ago so I am on a course of doxycycline! atb Derek
     
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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Bloody ticks! I got bit my mosquitoes all over the other week, I'm itchy enough without the bites!
    I have lowered my fructose quite a lot and it has had no ill effects yet!
    I'm so busy you wouldn't believe!
    Actually using my lunch to come on here and answer some posts.
    Keep well mate!
    Best wishes.
     
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    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    That's rotten luck Derek.

    My sister has also had the same and she is now being tested for Lyme disease as she has some sort of infection. They don't know yet and won't for a few days but it's very worrying for her.

    Hope all will be ok.

    Emma x
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Hope your sister has a clear test Emma. This problem is much worse with climate change, ticks were almost unknown in my youth.
    atb
    Derek


     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Hi All
    Lyme test came back negative.

    After trying to change my gut biome with probiotics for over two months (as recommended by some characters on another thread) my GGT has not shifted from the low seventies and LCHF and zero fructose did not change the situations appreciably either. I do not think my high GGT was anything to do with fructose or high blood glucose it was medication driven.

    At a BMI of 22 there is not much else I can do, because fasting for me is out.
    However, atm diabetes is the least of my concerns, as the affects of Conn's syndrome are far more serious in my case.
    Anyway LCHF has stopped my RH and it is now a fading memory, so thanks for your help guys.
    atb
    Derek
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lamont,
    I see Phinney has come out against fasting more than one day! I don't think he feels Jason Fung is correct!
    It will not be long before all these different gurus will form their own cults! :) ;)
    atb
    Derek
     
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