Reactive Hypoglycaemia Help! Really Struggling.

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Thank you very much for your kind reply, Lamont !!

Yeah, I think I have insulin sensitivity..
My 1 hour insulin was 17. So going up from 4 to 17 and the highest to 29, then dropped to 9. Just like my blood sugar’s up and down ..

Now I am on Keto diet , but still my fasting blood sugar is little high .. I think I am type 2 diabetes now . But insulin level is normal ..

I bought a Ketone breath metre. I am in ketosis. So I look like doing OK..

I have a new GP who supports Keto diet , so this is great .. not many GPs do not support Keto .

I sincerely appreciate your knowledge and experience, Lamont !!

Appreciate the appreciation.

If you think you are T2, what is your last hba1c?
Once you do get time to lower your hba1c, getting normal hba1c levels is well attainable, cos I have done it 2 or 3 times. And the less said about that the better.
I'm glad keto agrees with you.
Well done, keep up the good work.
Are you noticing the difference in your overall health?

Best wishes.
 

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Appreciate the appreciation.

If you think you are T2, what is your last hba1c?
Once you do get time to lower your hba1c, getting normal hba1c levels is well attainable, cos I have done it 2 or 3 times. And the less said about that the better.
I'm glad keto agrees with you.
Well done, keep up the good work.
Are you noticing the difference in your overall health?

Best wishes.

Thank you very much , Lamont !!

My last HbA1c was 5.4.. is it normal ??

Doctor told me to stop Januvia or Ozempic, I replied I will stop Ozempic. Ozempic gave me diarrhea.. so I’d better stop it ..

He will make a Care Plan for me .. this sounds great .

Thank you very much always !!

Best wishes to you …
 
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5.4 is normal...... Very much normal.
I wish mine was that low.
Thank you very much , Lamont !!

My last HbA1c was 5.4.. is it normal ??

Doctor told me to stop Januvia or Ozempic, I replied I will stop Ozempic. Ozempic gave me diarrhea.. so I’d better stop it ..

He will make a Care Plan for me .. this sounds great .

Thank you very much always !!

Best wishes to you …
@Catkysydney you are getting to where you want to be and I am saying, you are doing great.
Ok , I agree with you about the ozempic, even tho it is a drug that might help. I am not aware of what it could do for you.
The sitagliptin will help for the first few months....... It will help with any weight loss, it will also be a help with any carbs you don't realise you are having. The drug is able to produce a better first phase insulin response, so lowers any spike you would get. This reduces the likelihood of a 'reaction ' which is of course the idea of not getting hypos.
This was the drug I was involved with in a trial.
And as an example of it's effect.....
First eOGTT. 75g...........spike.........13.7 no drug.
Second eOGTT. 75g.......spike.........8.2 with drug after a month.

The drug games time to build its effect, somewhere around two weeks to a month.
Let us see how you get on.
Of course some drugs don't agree with you.

I'm glad you can discuss your RH with your new GP. It is so much easier to ask questions and chat about the options your doctor is helping you with.

I don't believe I have asked, if you have any other conditions or food issues?
Just curious.
When first misdiagnosed, I did not have any other conditions.
And of course age catches up with you.

My best wishes.
 

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5.4 is normal...... Very much normal.
I wish mine was that low.

@Catkysydney you are getting to where you want to be and I am saying, you are doing great.
Ok , I agree with you about the ozempic, even tho it is a drug that might help. I am not aware of what it could do for you.
The sitagliptin will help for the first few months....... It will help with any weight loss, it will also be a help with any carbs you don't realise you are having. The drug is able to produce a better first phase insulin response, so lowers any spike you would get. This reduces the likelihood of a 'reaction ' which is of course the idea of not getting hypos.
This was the drug I was involved with in a trial.
And as an example of it's effect.....
First eOGTT. 75g...........spike.........13.7 no drug.
Second eOGTT. 75g.......spike.........8.2 with drug after a month.

The drug games time to build its effect, somewhere around two weeks to a month.
Let us see how you get on.
Of course some drugs don't agree with you.

I'm glad you can discuss your RH with your new GP. It is so much easier to ask questions and chat about the options your doctor is helping you with.

I don't believe I have asked, if you have any other conditions or food issues?
Just curious.
When first misdiagnosed, I did not have any other conditions.
And of course age catches up with you.

My best wishes.

Wow !! You had eOGTT twice !! And there was a huge difference to the spike !! It is really interesting !!

Ozempic suppresses my appetite, so it became easier to do Keto diet , otherwise before I had sugar cravings.. but it gave me severe diarrhea, which I have been suffering since I had Stevens-Johndon Syndrome 12 years ago .. all my digestive system became chaos. I had a lot of colonoscopy, but nothing was found except intolerance to lactose, gluten, oil and fat …

After I started Keto diet, diarrhea stopped but now constipated …. I cannot win …. But I will keep Keto . I am searching for cure now ..

I found I have latex allergies, so I cannot eat bananas, tomatoes, strawberries .. they gave me stomach ache straight away and later diarrhea..

I have some problems with food ..

I always appreciate your knowledge and experience , Lamont ! You know a lot from your experience… this is really helpful .

Best wishes to you …
 
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Wow !! You had eOGTT twice !! And there was a huge difference to the spike !! It is really interesting !!

Ozempic suppresses my appetite, so it became easier to do Keto diet , otherwise before I had sugar cravings.. but it gave me severe diarrhea, which I have been suffering since I had Stevens-Johndon Syndrome 12 years ago .. all my digestive system became chaos. I had a lot of colonoscopy, but nothing was found except intolerance to lactose, gluten, oil and fat …

After I started Keto diet, diarrhea stopped but now constipated …. I cannot win …. But I will keep Keto . I am searching for cure now ..

I found I have latex allergies, so I cannot eat bananas, tomatoes, strawberries .. they gave me stomach ache straight away and later diarrhea..

I have some problems with food ..

I always appreciate your knowledge and experience , Lamont ! You know a lot from your experience… this is really helpful .

Best wishes to you …
I have had five or six eOGTTs, the two above described was numbers 3 & 4 tests.
The first was a really long day. I arrived after fasting all night, the initial bloods taken and cannula fitted, drink (yuk) then bloods every half hour.
After 3 and a half hours my bloods were heading towards hypo levels. The sister, then the house doctor on duty couldn't understand what was happening. The next reading was very low, low 3's (ish) they gave me a Lucozade as if I was T1. A butty which I couldn't eat, then biscuits, quite a few packs.
Kept taking my bloods as it went back up and then crashed again. They sent me home at 11pm. Just told me to eat if I went low.
Obviously there was a lot of discussion cos they didn't have a clue. My endocrinologist was notified.
They weren't organised for what happened. Having not been aware of the result.

Second one was a repeat of the first for diagnostic and verification of results from the first. They had different response for the hypos cos the sister (same one) had been given instructions when going hypo. More biscuits, but an alternative on the drink, black tea. Had to take it easy on the biscuits, a couple every fifteen minutes.
Test stopped after hypo found.

The fifth and maybe sixth was because the dosage was changed of the sitagliptin.

The intolerance to varied group of foods are similar to me, I'm not surprised by that, but I can eat tomatoes, love em! And I have strawberries occasionally or other berries, which are low carb.
Bananas, I share one in the in the early evening. Can't do a full one. Causes a spike. Fruit is ok for me, but I I split it up during my window of eating.
Never had diahorea, but always loose before diagnosis and having a bit of constipation is fine for me. But too much, and finding something you can take and not upset you more is hopeful to relieve it. I would rather have the constipation than the other.

I have always had issues with food, and my peers and friends have always had fun at my expense with it all. You just get used to it. I have always had support, when they find out and even though my wife is struggling with memory, she will support me. But some of her suggestions will make me laugh.
This site, and the different forums that correlate with RH has been my main source of information. But trawling the internet, even when I found the information wasn't what I found logical. Was helpful and of course my endocrinologist who found the answers and the discussions about how to proceed and always keeping an open mind, through my experience. And be versatile in changing your mind about things can be so important.
Did not know about your lactose intolerance. It does take some of the low carb choices away.
So many different attributes to this condition and how similar and yet so different individually.

My best wishes
 
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I have had five or six eOGTTs, the two above described was numbers 3 & 4 tests.
The first was a really long day. I arrived after fasting all night, the initial bloods taken and cannula fitted, drink (yuk) then bloods every half hour.
After 3 and a half hours my bloods were heading towards hypo levels. The sister, then the house doctor on duty couldn't understand what was happening. The next reading was very low, low 3's (ish) they gave me a Lucozade as if I was T1. A butty which I couldn't eat, then biscuits, quite a few packs.
Kept taking my bloods as it went back up and then crashed again. They sent me home at 11pm. Just told me to eat if I went low.
Obviously there was a lot of discussion cos they didn't have a clue. My endocrinologist was notified.
They weren't organised for what happened. Having not been aware of the result.

Second one was a repeat of the first for diagnostic and verification of results from the first. They had different response for the hypos cos the sister (same one) had been given instructions when going hypo. More biscuits, but an alternative on the drink, black tea. Had to take it easy on the biscuits, a couple every fifteen minutes.
Test stopped after hypo found.

The fifth and maybe sixth was because the dosage was changed of the sitagliptin.

The intolerance to varied group of foods are similar to me, I'm not surprised by that, but I can eat tomatoes, love em! And I have strawberries occasionally or other berries, which are low carb.
Bananas, I share one in the in the early evening. Can't do a full one. Causes a spike. Fruit is ok for me, but I I split it up during my window of eating.
Never had diahorea, but always loose before diagnosis and having a bit of constipation is fine for me. But too much, and finding something you can take and not upset you more is hopeful to relieve it. I would rather have the constipation than the other.

I have always had issues with food, and my peers and friends have always had fun at my expense with it all. You just get used to it. I have always had support, when they find out and even though my wife is struggling with memory, she will support me. But some of her suggestions will make me laugh.
This site, and the different forums that correlate with RH has been my main source of information. But trawling the internet, even when I found the information wasn't what I found logical. Was helpful and of course my endocrinologist who found the answers and the discussions about how to proceed and always keeping an open mind, through my experience. And be versatile in changing your mind about things can be so important.
Did not know about your lactose intolerance. It does take some of the low carb choices away.
So many different attributes to this condition and how similar and yet so different individually.

My best wishes

Wow !! You had eOGTT six times ?? It sounds very hard . I had once and my doctor ignored my hypo and diagnosed me with type 2 diabetes.. even HbA1c was 5.9 ( pre diabetes ) and my fasting glucose was 5.1mmol/L ( normal ) .

Because of diagnosis of diabetes , I had a difficulty to renew my drivers license.

Your experience is amazing !! Really !! How could you tolerate so many eOGTT…. So many hypos.. it is scary indeed . I admire your courage , Lamont ! I am impressed you had a cannula ! My case was not …, so I had needles many times and I can use only left arms vein. It was so sore afterwards. It was done at the pathology without any supervision. It was scary.

Talking about food ..

When I had a surgery last time , my skin became very itchy. I thought it was because of anaesthetic, but it was from latex . ( I had a lot of surgeries.)

If someone is allergic to latex, also allergic to some certain food , examples are bananas, tomatoes, strawberries and avocados. So I react from these foods.

Lactose ( sugar in milk ) intolerance was found after gastroscopy and colonoscopy. I had a lot of them because I had Stevens-Johnson Syndrome ( severe allergic reaction ) from medicine Mobic (NSAID)
My digestive system was so much damaged .
Since then I was suffering from severe diarrhea ( for 12 years ).

But I can eat thickened cream, cheese and yogurt, they don’t contain lactose . This is great for Keto diet.

Gluten intolerance is also helping Keto ( avoid noodles and pastas - high carbs ).

I thought I’d better to have a blood test for food intolerance, but my doctor told me it is $500 ! So I am hesitant.. but thinking.. I don’t know why so expensive..

I had an allergy test by pricking skin long time ago, at that time no allergies was detected.. but now I know I am allergic to NSAIDs. I can take only Paracetamol for my pain. Also very sensitive to food….

But great to know that I am not only one having problems.. your comment is always encouraging!

Thank you very much for your experience and knowledge !! Also sharing your story is very helpful !!
 
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Wow !! You had eOGTT six times ?? It sounds very hard . I had once and my doctor ignored my hypo and diagnosed me with type 2 diabetes.. even HbA1c was 5.9 ( pre diabetes ) and my fasting glucose was 5.1mmol/L ( normal ) .

Because of diagnosis of diabetes , I had a difficulty to renew my drivers license.

Your experience is amazing !! Really !! How could you tolerate so many eOGTT…. So many hypos.. it is scary indeed . I admire your courage , Lamont ! I am impressed you had a cannula ! My case was not …, so I had needles many times and I can use only left arms vein. It was so sore afterwards. It was done at the pathology without any supervision. It was scary.

Talking about food ..

When I had a surgery last time , my skin became very itchy. I thought it was because of anaesthetic, but it was from latex . ( I had a lot of surgeries.)

If someone is allergic to latex, also allergic to some certain food , examples are bananas, tomatoes, strawberries and avocados. So I react from these foods.

Lactose ( sugar in milk ) intolerance was found after gastroscopy and colonoscopy. I had a lot of them because I had Stevens-Johnson Syndrome ( severe allergic reaction ) from medicine Mobic (NSAID)
My digestive system was so much damaged .
Since then I was suffering from severe diarrhea ( for 12 years ).

But I can eat thickened cream, cheese and yogurt, they don’t contain lactose . This is great for Keto diet.

Gluten intolerance is also helping Keto ( avoid noodles and pastas - high carbs ).

I thought I’d better to have a blood test for food intolerance, but my doctor told me it is $500 ! So I am hesitant.. but thinking.. I don’t know why so expensive..

I had an allergy test by pricking skin long time ago, at that time no allergies was detected.. but now I know I am allergic to NSAIDs. I can take only Paracetamol for my pain. Also very sensitive to food….

But great to know that I am not only one having problems.. your comment is always encouraging!

Thank you very much for your experience and knowledge !! Also sharing your story is very helpful !!
I will admit that the eOGTT s were not so bad as your experience. All mine were done under supervision in a hospital, I was rarely on my own. Indeed the last two were in a ward that was attended by others who in some cases needed blood of a treatment of fluids for different conditions and even a couple of cancer patients who were receiving treatment. So a cannula fitted pails into insignificance along that.
We actually exchanged health histories and experiences, and a few laughs with gallows humour.
I do have itch in m my arms and back, which if it unbearable, I take an antihistamine.
And for pain I can only take paracetamol, and I try and not take too many, so when I do need it, it is more effective.
I think my lactose intolerance is in reality, lactose in dairy. But I know that anything ending in ..ose is not good for me.
No not allergic to latex, tho I am allergic to retirement, it seems!
I am retired, but so busy doing everything else.
I can't believe a simple blood test is so expensive? Mind you I have heard Australian health care is.
I wouldn't like to think what it is here going private, it's just a rip off!

So much the same with many individual differences.
Keep safe.
Best wishes.
 
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I will admit that the eOGTT s were not so bad as your experience. All mine were done under supervision in a hospital, I was rarely on my own. Indeed the last two were in a ward that was attended by others who in some cases needed blood of a treatment of fluids for different conditions and even a couple of cancer patients who were receiving treatment. So a cannula fitted pails into insignificance along that.
We actually exchanged health histories and experiences, and a few laughs with gallows humour.
I do have itch in m my arms and back, which if it unbearable, I take an antihistamine.
And for pain I can only take paracetamol, and I try and not take too many, so when I do need it, it is more effective.
I think my lactose intolerance is in reality, lactose in dairy. But I know that anything ending in ..ose is not good for me.
No not allergic to latex, tho I am allergic to retirement, it seems!
I am retired, but so busy doing everything else.
I can't believe a simple blood test is so expensive? Mind you I have heard Australian health care is.
I wouldn't like to think what it is here going private, it's just a rip off!

So much the same with many individual differences.
Keep safe.
Best wishes.

So your eOGTTs were not so bad .. I had many needles , my arm got sore. Not a good experience for me…lol…

You are “allergic to retirement “.. this is funny expression.. I like that .

Talking about food again…

Today my new doctor suggested me to see a dietitian and fortunately she was available. So I saw her .., it was a great experience. She supports Keto and I mentioned about my problems, we had a good conversation.

She told me I should eat more red meats , low FODMAP diet, more seaweeds and more butter ( fat ). No Atkins bars..( this is sad ). No peanuts ( this is sad again ).

Also she told me which supplements to take. I ordered them by online. Magnesium and potassium .. etc . Lots of information and lots of surprises for me. Keto is so complicated to do properly .. I am taking salt , so I did not have Keto flu..but I look like dehydrated.

Following her advice, I cooked steak with creamy mushroom sauce and salad for my dinner. It was OK . I prefer chicken though..lol..

She made me busy for thinking about what to take .. my partner was surprised because I started cooking , usually he cooks ( he loves cooking and I don’t …lol )

I appreciate your advice regarding Keto diet .. no spike no hypo !! This is the way to go indeed !

Let’s enjoy Keto …

Best wishes to you !!
 
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So your eOGTTs were not so bad .. I had many needles , my arm got sore. Not a good experience for me…lol…

You are “allergic to retirement “.. this is funny expression.. I like that .

Talking about food again…

Today my new doctor suggested me to see a dietitian and fortunately she was available. So I saw her .., it was a great experience. She supports Keto and I mentioned about my problems, we had a good conversation.

She told me I should eat more red meats , low FODMAP diet, more seaweeds and more butter ( fat ). No Atkins bars..( this is sad ). No peanuts ( this is sad again ).

Also she told me which supplements to take. I ordered them by online. Magnesium and potassium .. etc . Lots of information and lots of surprises for me. Keto is so complicated to do properly .. I am taking salt , so I did not have Keto flu..but I look like dehydrated.

Following her advice, I cooked steak with creamy mushroom sauce and salad for my dinner. It was OK . I prefer chicken though..lol..

She made me busy for thinking about what to take .. my partner was surprised because I started cooking , usually he cooks ( he loves cooking and I don’t …lol )

I appreciate your advice regarding Keto diet .. no spike no hypo !! This is the way to go indeed !

Let’s enjoy Keto …

Best wishes to you !!
I do believe @Catkysydney that at last, there is a dietician that is logical about what RH is about.
To get one you are so fortunate, really.
A pin cushion is an apt description of what you have to go through unfortunately.

What she told you is not bad but as I have already, hot food choices are important and with these types of diets, it doesn't take into account you. There is so many pitfalls, Such as concentrated foodstuffs, such as sauces, that could impact.
There is a good reason for peanuts but it escapes me at this time.
And hydration is so important.
My favourite meat is pork, but I do eat a lot of chicken. Beef less so.
There is choice, I believe kangaroo is abundant down under!!!!
I only eat fresh, and cook it myself, I have never done the cooking as always in work but I have had to do it now.

It will get easier. I assure you of this.

My best wishes
 
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I do believe @Catkysydney that at last, there is a dietician that is logical about what RH is about.
To get one you are so fortunate, really.
A pin cushion is an apt description of what you have to go through unfortunately.

What she told you is not bad but as I have already, hot food choices are important and with these types of diets, it doesn't take into account you. There is so many pitfalls, Such as concentrated foodstuffs, such as sauces, that could impact.
There is a good reason for peanuts but it escapes me at this time.
And hydration is so important.
My favourite meat is pork, but I do eat a lot of chicken. Beef less so.
There is choice, I believe kangaroo is abundant down under!!!!
I only eat fresh, and cook it myself, I have never done the cooking as always in work but I have had to do it now.

It will get easier. I assure you of this.

My best wishes

Thank you very much for your reply , Lamont !!

Yes, seeing a dietitian is quite good ! But too much information at once .., so I cannot do everything at once .. just started eating red meat every dinner .

I cooked Keema Curry for today’s dinner, but less eggplant and zucchini ( low FODMAP ) My partner loved it. I added thickened cream as extra for myself.

Next time I will ask dietitian why almond flour is not good .. this is the main ingredient for Keto baking.

I will be busy about thinking about recipes for a while…lol…. I love chicken, but I tried to eat more red meat ( beef ). My partner loves lamb, but it contains quite a lot of fat, which I cannot eat .

I am pleased that Western diet is good for Keto . I cannot eat any of Thai, they put sugar almost everything. My blood sugar became too high ( actually shocking )….

Now I am being monitored by my GP and dietitian, so I will be OK . I feel relieved.

Thank you very much for your great knowledge and support, Lamont ! I always appreciate !!
 
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Thank you very much for your reply , Lamont !!

Yes, seeing a dietitian is quite good ! But too much information at once .., so I cannot do everything at once .. just started eating red meat every dinner .

I cooked Keema Curry for today’s dinner, but less eggplant and zucchini ( low FODMAP ) My partner loved it. I added thickened cream as extra for myself.

Next time I will ask dietitian why almond flour is not good .. this is the main ingredient for Keto baking.

I will be busy about thinking about recipes for a while…lol…. I love chicken, but I tried to eat more red meat ( beef ). My partner loves lamb, but it contains quite a lot of fat, which I cannot eat .

I am pleased that Western diet is good for Keto . I cannot eat any of Thai, they put sugar almost everything. My blood sugar became too high ( actually shocking )….

Now I am being monitored by my GP and dietitian, so I will be OK . I feel relieved.

Thank you very much for your great knowledge and support, Lamont ! I always appreciate !!

Hi @Catkysydney ,
As with everything about doing keto, it takes a little time to adjust to it.
And information overload can confuse you, with age it is understandable to ensure what you are considering does work and do it slowly, introducing the new diet slowly.

I have heard of almond f!our and it is obviously better for us all cos of the perils of other clouds having high and quick glucose into your BG levels.
However, the amount of sugar is above what I would take, with around 7% carbs, it would be necessary to test before and after, to see how much you could actually use before it spi!we you too high. I suppose a minimum amount wouldn't do much, but depending on what you are baking, it could do. A !little could be ok, whereas a lot won't be.
But do ask. See if it is something I haven't picked up.
I don't bake. Never have.
Too much messing around.
Yes, some currys have lots of sugar in, but if you can cook from scratch, with ingredients you know that are really low carb, no sugar, the basic low carb curry sauce, and add the meat etc. There is plenty of them.
If you type low carb curry, in the search box at the top of the page. It will give you lots of ideas and recipes.
It will be interesting to discover how you get on.
My best wishes.
 
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Hi @Catkysydney ,
As with everything about doing keto, it takes a little time to adjust to it.
And information overload can confuse you, with age it is understandable to ensure what you are considering does work and do it slowly, introducing the new diet slowly.

I have heard of almond f!our and it is obviously better for us all cos of the perils of other clouds having high and quick glucose into your BG levels.
However, the amount of sugar is above what I would take, with around 7% carbs, it would be necessary to test before and after, to see how much you could actually use before it spi!we you too high. I suppose a minimum amount wouldn't do much, but depending on what you are baking, it could do. A !little could be ok, whereas a lot won't be.
But do ask. See if it is something I haven't picked up.
I don't bake. Never have.
Too much messing around.
Yes, some currys have lots of sugar in, but if you can cook from scratch, with ingredients you know that are really low carb, no sugar, the basic low carb curry sauce, and add the meat etc. There is plenty of them.
If you type low carb curry, in the search box at the top of the page. It will give you lots of ideas and recipes.
It will be interesting to discover how you get on.
My best wishes.

Thank you very much for your kind reply , Lamont !

I use almond flour just 10g.. I mix it with an egg , 10g of protein powder , 10g of Stevia..,.etc . Then microwave it . So easy to cook . Almond flour is not much at all .. she told me even Stevia is not good .. I will ask her next time .

She recommended me to eat just simple meal.. red meat, chicken, fish …etc. Also to eat wakame ( Japanese seaweed ) soup with egg .

Maybe Miso soup is OK ..

I cook Keema Curry with just curry powder, so it is no sugar.. but I used tomato paste ( taste better ).., this is not very good for me … next time I will not use it .. I will search more recipes as you suggested.

Keto is quite complicated.. I was really surprised. Not just low carbs.. she did not tell me to count carbs or calories yet.

It is a long journey for me ..

Thank you very much for your support !! Very encouraging to me …..

Best wishes to you ,
 
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Thank you very much for your kind reply , Lamont !

I use almond flour just 10g.. I mix it with an egg , 10g of protein powder , 10g of Stevia..,.etc . Then microwave it . So easy to cook . Almond flour is not much at all .. she told me even Stevia is not good .. I will ask her next time .

She recommended me to eat just simple meal.. red meat, chicken, fish …etc. Also to eat wakame ( Japanese seaweed ) soup with egg .

Maybe Miso soup is OK ..

I cook Keema Curry with just curry powder, so it is no sugar.. but I used tomato paste ( taste better ).., this is not very good for me … next time I will not use it .. I will search more recipes as you suggested.

Keto is quite complicated.. I was really surprised. Not just low carbs.. she did not tell me to count carbs or calories yet.

It is a long journey for me ..

Thank you very much for your support !! Very encouraging to me …..

Best wishes to you ,
Stevia is a sweetener that may have an impact.
it is another example of poor dietary recommendations that could cause harm to your organs.
industrial sugars and ingredients etc.

Counting carbs is fine, once you find out how to calculate it.
But you can ignore the calories. There is no need, as if you are low carb, the amount of calories is low and won't effect anything serious.
And according to many, and some 'experts ' say that calories are irrelevant for weight loss or gain.
I have never counted calories.

It is a long journey and I'm still travelling, and I keep learning.
I do believe an open mind is important with this condition.

My best wishes.
 
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Stevia is a sweetener that may have an impact.
it is another example of poor dietary recommendations that could cause harm to your organs.
industrial sugars and ingredients etc.

Counting carbs is fine, once you find out how to calculate it.
But you can ignore the calories. There is no need, as if you are low carb, the amount of calories is low and won't effect anything serious.
And according to many, and some 'experts ' say that calories are irrelevant for weight loss or gain.
I have never counted calories.

It is a long journey and I'm still travelling, and I keep learning.
I do believe an open mind is important with this condition.

My best wishes.

Thank you very much , Lamont !

So Stevia has an impact …. It does not raise my blood sugar, though …. Hmmm…

Dietitian is great ! My constipation is fixed ! Lots of electrolytes.. I took it before but she said it was not enough . I bought a lot of it .

At least if I cook my food , I can calculate carbs , proteins, fat and calories.. restaurants meal, I cannot .. but still I tried to choose low carbs .

The other day , I went to an Italian restaurant for my friend’s birthday.., there was only low carb meal .. that was veal parmigiana .. but after that my dietitian said it was not good …. I know … but no other meal there.. all pastas and pizzas.. no osso bucco , this is my favourite Italian ..

I am sure I can find osso bucco in Rome ..

Still it is hard to find low carb in restaurants .. our usual cafe is great ! Their cooks are very flexible , so I can order eggs and mushrooms for my breakfast.. dietitian told me to ask them 2 extra Butter with it .. this is perfect.. I don’t feel hungry after that .

Dietitian is really worth seeing . I really appreciate her advice .

It absolutely a long journey.. I am just entered .

Thank you very much for your valuable advice , Lamont !!!!

Best wishes to you ♀️♀️♀️
 
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Thank you very much , Lamont !

So Stevia has an impact …. It does not raise my blood sugar, though …. Hmmm…

Dietitian is great ! My constipation is fixed ! Lots of electrolytes.. I took it before but she said it was not enough . I bought a lot of it .

At least if I cook my food , I can calculate carbs , proteins, fat and calories.. restaurants meal, I cannot .. but still I tried to choose low carbs .

The other day , I went to an Italian restaurant for my friend’s birthday.., there was only low carb meal .. that was veal parmigiana .. but after that my dietitian said it was not good …. I know … but no other meal there.. all pastas and pizzas.. no osso bucco , this is my favourite Italian ..

I am sure I can find osso bucco in Rome ..

Still it is hard to find low carb in restaurants .. our usual cafe is great ! Their cooks are very flexible , so I can order eggs and mushrooms for my breakfast.. dietitian told me to ask them 2 extra Butter with it .. this is perfect.. I don’t feel hungry after that .

Dietitian is really worth seeing . I really appreciate her advice .

It absolutely a long journey.. I am just entered .

Thank you very much for your valuable advice , Lamont !!!!

Best wishes to you ♀️♀️♀️
I would add to the butter advice is you may want to use butter to cook the mushrooms. Even the eggs as well.
And even though I can't eat butter, I have seen many posts with the satiating effect of butter.

I definitely struggled in an Italian restaurant. I had to have a salad. But not been back cos of the limitations.
In every European country the diversity of different countries restaurants or diversity of options of his you have your food. I could recommend Argentinean restaurant, based on beef on a griddle. It's seen to be believed.
But there are so many options. But always ask the head waiter or chef.

It's great that you have sorted your issues with.........!



Sweetners have been found to have a long term effect on a lot of people.
Wether it is Stevia or others they can have side effects. And aspartame is possibly as has been found to be addictive.
Stevia, and a lot of research is still to be revealed that it could effect the gut biome.
But again as always, it is individual, and how it effects you.

Your holiday can't be far off now. I hope that the weather is good for you.
And enjoy the holiday, try and relax about food options.
You will make mistakes, and you are learning quickly, but it can be resolved by starting over. I know cos it has happened to me.

If I might make a suggestion....
I always have my medical necklace (as shown in the information on the side of posts) everywhere. I also carry in my wallet, a list of my conditions and a warning about hypoglycaemia because of glucose intolerance, food intolerance and refer to reactive hypoglycaemia specialist.

My best wishes.
 
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Just back from Italy and I found the starters or antipasti good, lots of cold meats, cheeses and salads. Mains of fish. They don't mind which part of the menu you choose from, and I often had 2 starters instead of a "Secondi"
 

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Just back from Italy and I found the starters or antipasti good, lots of cold meats, cheeses and salads. Mains of fish. They don't mind which part of the menu you choose from, and I often had 2 starters instead of a "Secondi"

Wow ! Thank you very much ! 2 starters !! It sounds good ! I am from Australia .., I have never been to Europe.. so I feel excited and a bit nervous.
I will eat lots of meat …lol…. My dietitian told me to eat red meat every dinner.. otherwise I will lose weight.. ( I am nearly underweight now ). I am enjoying doing Keto diet ..
 
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I would add to the butter advice is you may want to use butter to cook the mushrooms. Even the eggs as well.
And even though I can't eat butter, I have seen many posts with the satiating effect of butter.

I definitely struggled in an Italian restaurant. I had to have a salad. But not been back cos of the limitations.
In every European country the diversity of different countries restaurants or diversity of options of his you have your food. I could recommend Argentinean restaurant, based on beef on a griddle. It's seen to be believed.
But there are so many options. But always ask the head waiter or chef.

It's great that you have sorted your issues with.........!



Sweetners have been found to have a long term effect on a lot of people.
Wether it is Stevia or others they can have side effects. And aspartame is possibly as has been found to be addictive.
Stevia, and a lot of research is still to be revealed that it could effect the gut biome.
But again as always, it is individual, and how it effects you.

Your holiday can't be far off now. I hope that the weather is good for you.
And enjoy the holiday, try and relax about food options.
You will make mistakes, and you are learning quickly, but it can be resolved by starting over. I know cos it has happened to me.

If I might make a suggestion....
I always have my medical necklace (as shown in the information on the side of posts) everywhere. I also carry in my wallet, a list of my conditions and a warning about hypoglycaemia because of glucose intolerance, food intolerance and refer to reactive hypoglycaemia specialist.

My best wishes.

Thank you very much for your advice , Lamont !

I had a sugar craving when I started Keto diet , then Coke Zero and Stevia helped me …. They don’t raise my blood sugar .. I did not know that Stevia causes side effects. I wonder which sweetener is the best .. I will ask my dietitian next time.

I am sure I can find meat dishes without sugar easily in Europe. I cannot eat any of Thai.. Indian should be OK .. beef vindaloo…. But rice is a problem..

Argentinian food ! Wow ! I have never heard of it. I googled it , there are a few restaurants in Sydney too . I may try that .

Yesterday my partner bought quite a few beef jerky, they are so delicious , but I feel it has a bit of sugar .. it does not taste sweet though.

Today I cooked beef stir fry . It was simple but successful! I did not have much energy to cook before, but I noticed I can cook now .. it is a huge improvement. It could be a good effect from Keto diet, my friend told me Keto can give us an energy. He told me he feels 20 years younger..

You mentioned a medical necklace.., I am wearing a medical bracelet. I am a member of MedicAlert Foundation Australia . I have a lot of allergies ( I had Stevens-Johnson Syndrome from Mobic 12 years ago ) , so I am wearing their bracelet. I think this is a good idea. I have to add latex allergy and glucose intolerance to my record…. Thank you for your advice !

I am sort it out what to bring , I bought a backpack today. Also I bought a bigger luggage. I have never been away for 4 weeks.

I feel excited and a bit nervous. I got Wise card and bit of Euro.

We watched King’s birthday parade on TV. Beautiful indeed ! So well performed .. very impressive..

I always appreciate your advice , very helpful !♀️

With best wishes to you ….
 
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Thank you very much for your advice , Lamont !

I had a sugar craving when I started Keto diet , then Coke Zero and Stevia helped me …. They don’t raise my blood sugar .. I did not know that Stevia causes side effects. I wonder which sweetener is the best .. I will ask my dietitian next time.

I am sure I can find meat dishes without sugar easily in Europe. I cannot eat any of Thai.. Indian should be OK .. beef vindaloo…. But rice is a problem..

Argentinian food ! Wow ! I have never heard of it. I googled it , there are a few restaurants in Sydney too . I may try that .

Yesterday my partner bought quite a few beef jerky, they are so delicious , but I feel it has a bit of sugar .. it does not taste sweet though.

Today I cooked beef stir fry . It was simple but successful! I did not have much energy to cook before, but I noticed I can cook now .. it is a huge improvement. It could be a good effect from Keto diet, my friend told me Keto can give us an energy. He told me he feels 20 years younger..

You mentioned a medical necklace.., I am wearing a medical bracelet. I am a member of MedicAlert Foundation Australia . I have a lot of allergies ( I had Stevens-Johnson Syndrome from Mobic 12 years ago ) , so I am wearing their bracelet. I think this is a good idea. I have to add latex allergy and glucose intolerance to my record…. Thank you for your advice !

I am sort it out what to bring , I bought a backpack today. Also I bought a bigger luggage. I have never been away for 4 weeks.

I feel excited and a bit nervous. I got Wise card and bit of Euro.

We watched King’s birthday parade on TV. Beautiful indeed ! So well performed .. very impressive..

I always appreciate your advice , very helpful !♀️

With best wishes to you ….
with the likes of jerky and other similar products, it is the processed food and ingredients with the industrial sugars which we have to be careful with. And there are so many traps, that are low carb, sugar free oor No added sugar, fat free or low fat. Protein bars and so on. Some may be ok. But being careful may stop the trigger for a hypo. Even most so called healthy shakes, may be too concentrated.which of course adds, concentrated fruit juices, wether wholly fruit or fruit juices which are watered down.

I do think I mentioned energy levels, before diagnosis, I had none.
After fasting test and going keto, the energy levels increased substantially.
And even now, when in or around keto, my energy levels are brilliant.
I know you have mentioned how much you feel better.
And your cooking exploits are a part of that. Wanting to do more.
It will come.
The pomp and circumstance is not bad. I'm a republican. But saying that, my nephew is a sergeant in the Blues and Royals horse Guards. And in Afghanistan with one of the princes. And done royal duties.
His role within the regiment, is to train the recruits horse husbandry, the horsemanship on duty and parades.
And all the trappings of parade and army life.

I used to meet up with him at footie away games near his barracks or around the Windsor area, with his family. And you will see this level of traditional nonsense in every city in Europe. And you will no doubt enjoy it.

Have a great trip.
My best wishes.
 

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Hi @Catkysydney, I noticed earlier on in your post that you have a few food intolerances, particular gluten. I have coeliac so gluten is always a big deal for me. Gluten in purchased food and in the ingredients one uses at home to create your own meals , quite frankly is a minefield. My home is completely gluten free. Can you tolerate a small amount of gluten before your body reacts negatively to it, or are you like me, 100% intolerant? I cook everything from scratch. I’m also lactose intolerant, but my body can tolerate a small amount, like a drop in my tea, that kind of thing. Until I stopped gluten, I was unable to tolerate fructose. Fruit was out for me, but now I can eat fruit. The other thing you mentioned was Stevia. I cannot tolerate any artificial sweeteners. I am in several coeliac groups, I don’t participate in general, but something a lot of coeliacs have in common is an inability to tolerate artificial sweeteners. I thought I was on my own with that, but apparently not.
As @Lamont D states there are many traps with store bought products containing hidden nasties such as sugars and gluten. A lot of beef jerky contains gluten unless you make your own. I believe that our global food industry is messed up and our current diabetes epidemic is a direct consequence. Not only diabetes, but many other metabolic disorders.