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How You Can Have High Blood Sugar Without Carbs

How You Can Have High Blood Sugar Without Carbs Can you have high blood sugar without carbs? Well, its important to look at common beliefs about high blood sugar first. High blood sugar is bad. Carbohydrates raise blood sugar. Therefore carbohydrates are bad. The theory is simple, and yet incredibly flawed. The truth is, you can have chronically high blood sugar even while religiously avoiding every starch and sugar in sight. Low-carb forums are littered with posts asking a very relevant question: Why is my blood sugar so high when Im not eating any carbs? The answer is simple, yet often overlooked. The Hormone that Raises Blood Sugar: No Carbohydrates Required If the body were an engine, glucose would be its fuel. Most people think glucose only comes from carbohydrates (sugar and starch), but protein can also be turned into glucose when there arent enough carbs around to do the job. This is called gluconeogenesis, and its performed by one of the major stress hormones cortisol. When you have high cortisol levels (from diet, lifestyle, etc.), the cortisol rapidly breaks down protein into glucose, which can raise blood sugar levels considerably. For some folks, this results in chron Continue reading >>

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    low carb causing my fasting blood sugar to rise?

    A few months ago I had a fasting blood sugar test which showed signs of pre diabetes. I went on a strick diet for 4 weeks and lost 22lbs. I had another checkup and they told me there was no signs of diabetes. HBA1C was 5.4 and fasting blood was 99. I assumed all was well and went back to normal diet. Three weeks later I noticed my fasting level where 110-125 over a few days. I went straight on to a low carb restricted calorie diet, that's about 12 days ago.
    I have been consuming about 1400-1600 calories with around 130g carbs. Nearly All foods being low glycemic index. I thought I would add fasting days to my diet also. So I had one day on 650 calories. I have been doing about 1.5 to 2 hours of walking per day, plus either 1 hr bike or 1 hour gym. Since the fasting day (5 days ago) my fasting blood sugars have risen quite dramatically. My fasting blood sugar is averaging 145 and before bed I have scores as high as 175. I have lost around 12 lbs in the last 12 days. My BMI is currently 26.7 down from 30.2. My waist measurement is less than half my height 191cm versus 94 cm
    It appears that by loosing approx 34 lbs in total. I have managed to go from pre diabetic to full diabetes. I am very concerned can anyone give we a reason why my blood sugars are rising when I am eating such a low calorie low carb diet. It like my pancreas just decided to stop producing insulin. When a few weeks into the start of first part of my diet it was producing normal amounts. 72.3 pmol/l. My wife has said my breath has started to smell a bit worse last few days?

  2. Nan OH

    Hello and welcome
    For many people 130 grams of carbohydrates is not a low carb diet. Your extra fasting may be causing your liver to release stored glucose and that is raising your numbers. For me, if my Blood Glucose Level is 150 or higher I can not do heavy work outs. Well I could not, my health has changed due to other conditions and I can no longer work out at all.
    It is debated whether there is actually a pre-diabetes. When you notice that carbohydrates are giving you problems, they will almost always give you problems. We can control but we can not stop our inability to use our bodies' insulin.
    How often are you testing? I know test strips are expensive but since you are trying to figure this out you may want to test when you get up, one hour and two hours after each meal and then at bed time.
    Has your doctor run any test to rule out the possibility that you could be a Type One diabetic?

  3. AnnC

    You've made a lot of changes to your diet in the past 12 days, without waiting for each change to take effect. If eating the first 'strict diet' brought your HbA1c back into non-diabetic ranges while maintaining normal insulin production, is there any reason why you can't go back to eating that diet?

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Too Few Carbs? - Dieting And Nutrition For Diabetes - Diabetes Forums

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Hi all. I'm new to this forum. I have been eating relatively low carb (60 grams) for about 4 months now. Eating this way has allowed me to keep my blood sugars in a pre-diabetic/normal range, lose weight and feel so much better! I have been keeping a food journal and although my fasting numbers had been staying in the 80's before, now I am seeing them in the high 90's/low 100's every morning and throughout the day as well. Upon reviewing my journal I see that my carbs have dropped more like down to 30 or so a day ( maybe I've been a bit too compulsive about this???). Anyway, I'm wondering if anyone else has see this happen to them - is it possible I have lowered my carbs too much and have actually shot myself in the foot? Or bitten the hand that feeds me??? Is it possible that not eating enough carbs could raise my blood sugar? Sometimes before a meal comes around feel hungry and then when I check my sugar at the meal it is higher (like 110 or 120) and I don't want to eat many carbs then for fear of maki Continue reading >>

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  1. lucullus

    low carb causing my fasting blood sugar to rise?

    A few months ago I had a fasting blood sugar test which showed signs of pre diabetes. I went on a strick diet for 4 weeks and lost 22lbs. I had another checkup and they told me there was no signs of diabetes. HBA1C was 5.4 and fasting blood was 99. I assumed all was well and went back to normal diet. Three weeks later I noticed my fasting level where 110-125 over a few days. I went straight on to a low carb restricted calorie diet, that's about 12 days ago.
    I have been consuming about 1400-1600 calories with around 130g carbs. Nearly All foods being low glycemic index. I thought I would add fasting days to my diet also. So I had one day on 650 calories. I have been doing about 1.5 to 2 hours of walking per day, plus either 1 hr bike or 1 hour gym. Since the fasting day (5 days ago) my fasting blood sugars have risen quite dramatically. My fasting blood sugar is averaging 145 and before bed I have scores as high as 175. I have lost around 12 lbs in the last 12 days. My BMI is currently 26.7 down from 30.2. My waist measurement is less than half my height 191cm versus 94 cm
    It appears that by loosing approx 34 lbs in total. I have managed to go from pre diabetic to full diabetes. I am very concerned can anyone give we a reason why my blood sugars are rising when I am eating such a low calorie low carb diet. It like my pancreas just decided to stop producing insulin. When a few weeks into the start of first part of my diet it was producing normal amounts. 72.3 pmol/l. My wife has said my breath has started to smell a bit worse last few days?

  2. Nan OH

    Hello and welcome
    For many people 130 grams of carbohydrates is not a low carb diet. Your extra fasting may be causing your liver to release stored glucose and that is raising your numbers. For me, if my Blood Glucose Level is 150 or higher I can not do heavy work outs. Well I could not, my health has changed due to other conditions and I can no longer work out at all.
    It is debated whether there is actually a pre-diabetes. When you notice that carbohydrates are giving you problems, they will almost always give you problems. We can control but we can not stop our inability to use our bodies' insulin.
    How often are you testing? I know test strips are expensive but since you are trying to figure this out you may want to test when you get up, one hour and two hours after each meal and then at bed time.
    Has your doctor run any test to rule out the possibility that you could be a Type One diabetic?

  3. AnnC

    You've made a lot of changes to your diet in the past 12 days, without waiting for each change to take effect. If eating the first 'strict diet' brought your HbA1c back into non-diabetic ranges while maintaining normal insulin production, is there any reason why you can't go back to eating that diet?

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10 Diabetes Diet Myths

Have you heard that eating too much sugar causes diabetes? Or maybe someone told you that you have to give up all your favorite foods when you’re on a diabetes diet? Well, those things aren’t true. In fact, there are plenty of myths about dieting and food. Use this guide to separate fact from fiction. MYTH. The truth is that diabetes begins when something disrupts your body's ability to turn the food you eat into energy. MYTH. If you have diabetes, you need to plan your meals, but the general idea is simple. You’ll want to keep your blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible. Choose foods that work along with your activities and any medications you take. Will you need to make adjustments to what you eat? Probably. But your new way of eating may not require as many changes as you think. MYTH. Carbs are the foundation of a healthy diet whether you have diabetes or not. They do affect your blood sugar levels, which is why you’ll need to keep up with how many you eat each day. Some carbs have vitamins, minerals, and fiber. So choose those ones, such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Starchy, sugary carbs are not a great choice because they have less to offer. They Continue reading >>

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  1. lucullus

    low carb causing my fasting blood sugar to rise?

    A few months ago I had a fasting blood sugar test which showed signs of pre diabetes. I went on a strick diet for 4 weeks and lost 22lbs. I had another checkup and they told me there was no signs of diabetes. HBA1C was 5.4 and fasting blood was 99. I assumed all was well and went back to normal diet. Three weeks later I noticed my fasting level where 110-125 over a few days. I went straight on to a low carb restricted calorie diet, that's about 12 days ago.
    I have been consuming about 1400-1600 calories with around 130g carbs. Nearly All foods being low glycemic index. I thought I would add fasting days to my diet also. So I had one day on 650 calories. I have been doing about 1.5 to 2 hours of walking per day, plus either 1 hr bike or 1 hour gym. Since the fasting day (5 days ago) my fasting blood sugars have risen quite dramatically. My fasting blood sugar is averaging 145 and before bed I have scores as high as 175. I have lost around 12 lbs in the last 12 days. My BMI is currently 26.7 down from 30.2. My waist measurement is less than half my height 191cm versus 94 cm
    It appears that by loosing approx 34 lbs in total. I have managed to go from pre diabetic to full diabetes. I am very concerned can anyone give we a reason why my blood sugars are rising when I am eating such a low calorie low carb diet. It like my pancreas just decided to stop producing insulin. When a few weeks into the start of first part of my diet it was producing normal amounts. 72.3 pmol/l. My wife has said my breath has started to smell a bit worse last few days?

  2. Nan OH

    Hello and welcome
    For many people 130 grams of carbohydrates is not a low carb diet. Your extra fasting may be causing your liver to release stored glucose and that is raising your numbers. For me, if my Blood Glucose Level is 150 or higher I can not do heavy work outs. Well I could not, my health has changed due to other conditions and I can no longer work out at all.
    It is debated whether there is actually a pre-diabetes. When you notice that carbohydrates are giving you problems, they will almost always give you problems. We can control but we can not stop our inability to use our bodies' insulin.
    How often are you testing? I know test strips are expensive but since you are trying to figure this out you may want to test when you get up, one hour and two hours after each meal and then at bed time.
    Has your doctor run any test to rule out the possibility that you could be a Type One diabetic?

  3. AnnC

    You've made a lot of changes to your diet in the past 12 days, without waiting for each change to take effect. If eating the first 'strict diet' brought your HbA1c back into non-diabetic ranges while maintaining normal insulin production, is there any reason why you can't go back to eating that diet?

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