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Low carb wowzers

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by MaviesDavies2, May 16, 2022.

  1. MaviesDavies2

    MaviesDavies2 · Member

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    Hello all

    T2er here. I have been on a low carb diet for a week now.

    Staggered at how quickly my BGs have gone down.

    Before I started low carb, my readings have been anywhere between 23 and 12 for weeks. I’m now hitting below 10 for most of the day (except mornings, obvs).

    I wanted to celebrate my lowest score achieved ever just now: 5.6!

    Am eating a precautionary apple :)
     
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  2. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Master
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    Congratulations! Great progress!

    Unless you’re on insulin or diabetes meds other than Metformin, that’s highly unlikely to be necessary.
     
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  3. MaviesDavies2

    MaviesDavies2 · Member

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    I’m on Gliclazide. It was a nice apple anyway!
     
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    Yaya10_10 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    congrats that's great
     
  5. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Gliclazide can cause hypos so you may well have needed that apple. On the plus side, you may find that low carbing allows you to reduce or come off the gliclazide. (It did my dad, aged 89 and after about ten years of T2).
     
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    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, my diabetic dad is on glics, and he needs his customary apple mid-morning, or he gets in a real state!
     
  7. Pasha

    Pasha Type 2 · Expert

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    Defining FANTASTIC, congratulations.
     
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