Hi @Dudette1 if I may say you are "young", so over time it might get harder to push the envelope. Your 4.8 to 5.8 is similar to my response after meals. I believe low carb / keto / carnivore is a virtual "cure" for the significant majority in a context that empowers this. If you were living in a Amazon tribe, potatoes, pasta etc would not exist, so impossible to get a spike from them; however there are some indigenous populations that have been proven to eat high carb. The difference is that they never at the modern foods which "break" our systems. Once broken it appears to me that a degree of memory of carb intolerance is present, which can be tested individually. I have tried various combinations of exercise and have settled for prioritising muscle building as a further mechanism for improving insulin response and general health (Gabrielle Lyon,Ted Naimen, Shawn Baker, Jamie Seaman) - muscle is the biggest organ in the body and a glucose sync which can independently take up glucose. I am suggesting that putting on the right type of weight is a good strategy, as traditional "weight" loss tends to take muscle and bone density as well as fat. I am only 7-8 kg down on my Type 2 diagnosed weight (at one stage 18 kg), I have put on lots of muscle and my fbg is down with less exercise. There are also studies which link muscle mass and strength to longevity (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4035379/ https://www.news-medical.net/news/2...for-predicting-longevity-in-older-people.aspx https://www.independent.co.uk/life-...longer-life-expectancy-increase-a8511491.html) There is a mainstream view on this site predominantly, and individualised perspective. Mine is shaped by a physically painful version of diabetes along with seeing what this disease did to both of my best friends parents. We do not have routine insulin monitoring, so have minimal clue (unless keytone monitoring is being used as proxy) as to what is going on, but at a minimum vigilance with post postprandial glucose is something.