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What Happens When Your Blood Sugar Is Too High?

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High Blood Sugar Symptoms

If you’ve had diabetes for any length of time at all, you’ve probably seen lists of the signs and symptoms of high blood glucose dozens of times. Doctors and diabetes educators hand them out. Hundreds of websites reprint them. Most diabetes books list them. You likely know some of the items on the list by heart: thirst, frequent urination, blurry vision, slow healing of cuts, and more. But have you ever stopped to wonder why these symptoms occur? How does high blood glucose cause frequent urination, make your vision go blurry, or cause all of those other things to happen? Here are some answers to explain what’s going on in your body when you have high blood glucose. Setting the stage for high blood glucose High blood glucose (called hyperglycemia by medical professionals) is the defining characteristic of all types of diabetes. It happens when the body can no longer maintain a normal blood glucose level, either because the pancreas is no longer making enough insulin, or because the body’s cells have become so resistant to insulin that the pancreas cannot keep up, and glucose is accumulating in the bloodstream rather than being moved into the cells. What is high blood sugar? Continue reading >>

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  1. eraser51

    hey need help still :/
    does someone take metformin on keto?
    is this safe or does the blood sugar drop to low? or does acidosis occur?
    I just dont know why I dont lose weight anymore.
    Started workout 2x a week and 1x yoga for flexibility.
    changed macros (high fat high prot, high fat+mod protein, etc), kcal (2500, 2200, 2000, 1700, 3000, 2500,etc) and cut nuts, cheese (lactose intolerant) and sweeteners. still nothing.
    also did 3 refeeds on FR evening and 1 cheat weekend for more glucagon and leptin and have more hunger now :/ great^^
    but weight is unaffected... also have now quite the carb creeps on the weekend.. damm..
    does keto reverse insulin resistance or just dampen it because there are no carbs and this could be a reason why there is no loss anymore?
    blood profile is perfect....thyroid a bit low but was before already.. maybe add iodine? only use sea salt right now..
    should I try to reverse diet and add carbs for insulin sensitivity?
    is this usefull or will it reawaken my insulin resistance??

  2. Elliot

    If your thyroid function is low, I doubt keto would help that

  3. eraser51

    well its in the reference but lowerish so to say...
    I always had this
    but thats not explaining the stall therefore my questions

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