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Is four the floor?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by wiflib, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. wiflib

    wiflib Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I treated myself to a new meter as I’ve not tested for a long time but along with my recent carni and OMAD change, I thought I’d be curious and find out what my control is like.

    I’m very happy to see that at almost 11 years post diagnosis and a low carb diet, I’m still chucking out 3’s and 4’s and I know a lot of you guys do too.

    My fasting this morning was 4.7 and two hours post bratwurst and a few slices of salami I got a lovely...

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  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Very well done! Good to hear of someone keeping non diabetic numbers after over a decade.
    My lowest ever reading was 4.2, I hope to see a 3 point something one day :)
     
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  3. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Seems like the Carni life is working out for you! Great stuff indeed!
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Well done. You should be given a gold watch. :)

    I see low 4's before my tea but never a 3 on my meter. I do see them overnight on the Libre when I use one, but never believe them.
     
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  5. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    Very well done! I've never had a reading in the threes.
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That’s great news and really encouraging @wiflib - to know low carb is sustainable and still effective long term.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Woop woop nice one indeed..!
     
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  8. wiflib

    wiflib Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, it took my dad 30 years to die after slowly rotting away following the NHS advice and he was diagnosed ten years older than I was at my diagnosis. I swore I’d never go through these the same thing.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I wanted to give a hug and a ‘winner’ really but settled on the winner, so here’s the (((hug))) for your poor Dad.
    A lot of my incentive is seeing poorly controlled Type 2s come into hospital with bits missing or bits not working properly :(
     
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    wiflib Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It’s even more awful when we know that a change in diet alone would make such a difference. I have friends and family with all sorts of ailments and complaints I KNOW would improve or even disappear if they just dumped the carbs.
     
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  11. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Welcome to my world, @wiflib . I see 3s very regularly, at all times of the day.

    If it's a 3 ist's a 3, and so what. When it's a 2, I usually want to eat, and some times I want to eat NOW, but that's usually in hand.
     
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  12. wiflib

    wiflib Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve never caught a 2 but I’m pretty sure I’ve had a few because I get carb longings and cravings and start on my eating bread and crisps justification dialogue.
    It’s a food hoover moment!
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    I don't hoover carbs then. If lunch/dinnerer/food isn't imminent, I just have some tea or decaf coffee with milk, and I'm fine until my meal is ready.
     
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    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 means to produce fbg's of 3.8 on demand. One is to eat Keto and before bed and heavy deadlift 10 reps and barbell squat 15 reps.

    The other which has got me 2.4's is to fast for more than 24 hours and do some cardio and weights.

    On normal days fbg is around 4.3.
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Good lord a 2 is US 36, which would TERRIFY me personally! Good for y'all though!
     
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  16. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You have to remember that people in our circles* who are running these sorts of diet-only numbers are likely in dietary ketosis. When the body is really good at running on ketones, its actual sugar requirements go down.

    *insulin resistant history
     
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    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @ wiflib,

    Wow, I am so awed. Eleven years post diagnosis and numbers like this. Definitely shows that it can be done if you put your mind to it -- and really inspiring.

    As to the threes -- yes, I do see them sometimes. Just had a look at my spreadsheet with blood sugars recorded over the last two years and 1.26 percent of the readings are in the threes. Lowest has been a 3.2, but have never seen anything in the twos.
     
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    wiflib Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Me either, because I don’t eat them I can resist those lovely carbs although I was licking the flavour bit off a crisp recently.
     
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    jpscloud Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Really inspirational - thank you for this uplifting post, you have made my day!
     
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  20. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope it was Prawn Cocktail flavour.
     
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