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Low Carb Flu

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Anonymous, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous · Guest

    Does anyone know anything about this? I've never heard it mentioned before today. I tried asking but it's not for public consumption apparently.
     
  2. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh really? Never heard of it. I wonder why they wouldn't say!
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous · Guest

    Beats me! I understand that low-carbing makes you healthier and lowers bGs but not that it can make you ill. 'Must be some mistake' as the saying goes. :D
     
  4. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    I thought that low carb was a dietary thing and flu was a virus. Have I got that wrong ...........again
     
  5. angieG

    angieG Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think it's something to do with the way you feel while you get through the carb withdrawal period.....a bit tired and flu-like, until your body gets used to low carbs. Bit like cold turkey :lol:

    Angie
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous · Guest

    Thanks. I think Paul-1976 said that a person should be careful about flipping between ketosis and the other one which I can't pronounce or spell. That doesn't sound like a once-off thing.
     
  7. angieG

    angieG Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean DKA when you haven't enough insulin in your body?
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous · Guest

    I'm suffering from high carb hernia .... those boxes of bananas are bloody heavy!! :D
     
  9. Thommothebear

    Thommothebear Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think it means that constantly bouncing between low level ketosis and non ketosis messes up your metabolism and makes you feel naff and a bit flu like.
     
  10. benedict

    benedict · Well-Known Member
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    angieG and Thommothebear have got it right; it's unpleasant feelings you get as the body gets used to low carbing.

    It's not really flu, or any other virus, just a group of symptoms that feel a bit like flu.

    Benedict
     
  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous · Guest

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    "It's just that people should know that they could suffer from an illness through low-carb dieting."

    Gezzathorpe

    What illnesses have you got in mind Gezza ?


    I thought that I was responding to Paul-1976 who was the person who coined the phrase 'flu', or am I going mad? What does everyone else think? Paul_1976 you must agree that this is a totally despicable mis-representation of the discussion, don't you?
     
  12. wiflib

    wiflib Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Gezza, Benedict did explaini it to you in the other thread you commented on.

    wiflib
     
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