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READ MORE HERE: https://goo.gl/RBTAiv Beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is the first ketone body produced in a fasting state. It is commonly produced by the body during periods without much food (glucose) in order to provide an alternative energy fuel source. Although it is not technically a ketone (owing to the bonding structure), for the purposes of this post it is. Diets that are low in carbohydrates and high in fatty acids can either prompt the body to produce ketone bodies, such as beta hydroxybutyrate, or allow people to consume them exogenously (outside the body) instead. These exogenous ketone supplements have grown in popularity along with the ketogenic diet and media attention from popular icons such as Tim Ferriss and Dave Asprey. Although supplementation of beta hydroxybutyrate has been described as jet fuel and undesirable, modern iterations of exogenous ketones are making it easier for anyone to utilize these ketone bodies for optimal brain performance. There are a host of benefits of beta hydroxybutyrate, but it is primarily known as a fuel source in the absence of glucose. Within 24 72 hours without food, the body no longer uses glucose as the main fuel support system, wh

Are Exogenous Ketones Beneficial For Blood Sugar?

Are Exogenous Ketones Beneficial For Blood Sugar? Posted by:Dr. Brian Mowll onAugust 13, 2018 Type 2 diabetes and obesity have reached epidemic (read: ridiculous) proportions in the past few decades. If left unmanaged, type 2 diabetes can damage vessels that supply blood to vital organs and can also lead to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. But a new study published in the Journal of Physiology has shown that a ketone supplement can lower blood sugar levels. 1 While more studies will need to be conducted, the findings suggest a future method to control blood sugar spikes for those with diabetes. This is potentially great news. Youve probably heard of these weird sounding supplements before. If you follow health or diet trends, you know a lot of people are making all kinds of claims about them. But what the heck are exogenous ketones and why should you care? Exogenous ketones come in different forms and are used for several different reasons including fat burning, reducing ketosis symptoms, enhancing physical performance and mental performance. Ketones are actually made by the body in absence of carbohydrates and they are typically made from stored fat. Your body can r Continue reading >>

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    High fasting blood sugar on keto

    Hi. I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes in November 2016. My brother has Type 2 so I knew I had to do something to stop my pre-diabetes from progressing I started to eat low carb and saw a slow reduction in my BS numbers. Then a month or so ago I started adding fat to my diet and am now eating keto. I am in low ketosis (urine test). My daily carb intake is approximately 40-60 grams.
    The results have been nothing short of miraculous! I've lost 17 pounds, my triglycerides have plummeted from 240 to 60, BP is way down, cholesterol dropped. All of my numbers look better than they have my entire adult life. My body seems to love this way of eating. It's been amazing and not difficult at all!
    My A1C went from 5.9 to 5.4. I am guessing it's around 5.2 now but I haven't tested since I went full keto. My only problem is that my morning fasting number has inched up. It was 95-99 when I was diagnosed. Then when I started to change my diet it dropped to the 88-95 range. After I started keto it's moved up to the 100-105 range. I'd like to work on getting this number down. My one and two hour post meal numbers are good, usually in the 100-120 range. Any suggestions on how I can lower the fasting number?
    Thanks so much.

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    Originally Posted by Carolyn B
    Hi. I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes in November 2016. My brother has Type 2 so I knew I had to do something to stop my pre-diabetes from progressing I started to eat low carb and saw a slow reduction in my BS numbers. Then a month or so ago I started adding fat to my diet and am now eating keto. I am in low ketosis (urine test). My daily carb intake is approximately 40-60 grams.
    The results have been nothing short of miraculous! I've lost 17 pounds, my triglycerides have plummeted from 240 to 60, BP is way down, cholesterol dropped. All of my numbers look better than they have my entire adult life. My body seems to love this way of eating. It's been amazing and not difficult at all!
    My A1C went from 5.9 to 5.4. I am guessing it's around 5.2 now but I haven't tested since I went full keto. My only problem is that my morning fasting number has inched up. It was 95-99 when I was diagnosed. Then when I started to change my diet it dropped to the 88-95 range. After I started keto it's moved up to the 100-105 range. I'd like to work on getting this number down. My one and two hour post meal numbers are good, usually in the 100-120 range. Any suggestions on how I can lower the fasting number?
    Thanks so much. I've been there at times and I don't even worry about it, especially if your A1C is still good.

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    Originally Posted by Carolyn B
    My one and two hour post meal numbers are good, usually in the 100-120 range. Any suggestions on how I can lower the fasting number? Give it more time. Fasting numbers are usually the last to come down. It took me about a year of low-carb eating to get fastings in the 80s, and that's common for others here, too; it takes time.

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FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitychallenges.com/home65d... Fat Loss Calculator: http://bit.ly/2O6rsdo The carb cycling diet is one of my favorite diets because it is one of the fastest way to burn fat while retaining as much muscle as possible. Most people don't know that carb cycling is actually a form of ketogenic dieting. The ketogenic diet is a diet that is lower in carbohydrates, which makes our body convert more dietary fat and body fat in to keytones in the liver. Which it then goes on to use for energy. Like I've said in many of my videos the human body prefers to use carbs as its primary source of energy. You're body won't produce too many keytones on a high carbohydrate diet, because your body won't need extra energy from fat due to the fact that its getting its energy from the more preferred carbohydrates. The only way for our body to use more fat for energy is by not having its preferred source there all the time. Eliminating carbs completely, however can have many drawbacks on our health and well being. Protein, carbs, and fats are all important and necessary for our body. So in comes the cyclical ketogenic diet aka carb cycling and also known originally as the a

The Ketogenic Diet And Diabetes: The Definitive Guide

The Ketogenic Diet and Diabetes: The Definitive Guide The ketogenic diet has been around for a LONG time. Its popular. Its controversial. Some love it. Some hate it. Some even say it can help your blood sugars stay in better control. After thoroughly reviewing the scientific literature and trying the ketogenic diet myself for over 6 months, I am ready to unfold everything youve been hearing and let you decide for yourself what you think about the diet that has taken the world and diabetes community by storm. In this guide to the ketogenic diet and diabetes, I will cover the following: 7. Conclusion: Is a keto diet good for people with diabetes? This guide is relevant for people with any type of diabetes. I will mainly talk about insulin when I discuss how a keto diet affects blood sugar, but some studies also show a possible reduction in certain type 2 medications. Disclaimer: Please always consult with your medical team before you start a new diet, adjust your medication or change your diabetes management routine. Once upon a time, keto was the original diabetes diet prescribed to type 1 diabetes patients before the advent of insulin, as this would prolong their lives as it has l Continue reading >>

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    Does ketosis raise blood sugar? My doctor confused me today. I tested my basal rates and haven't eaten for a day. My doctor said I made it wrong and I can't use my results, because when one is starving, body will start burning fat and it will raise the blood sugar. I think she is totally wrong. I have read that only protein can be converted to glucose, but not fats. Fat is converted to kinetic energy by mitochondria directly. Have I misunderstood it and my doctor is right?
    Thanks

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    Generally speaking, you should only fast for short periods to test basal rates. When you fast for more than 8 hours or so, your body will be forced to start using alternative energy sources as it runs out of glucose from food.
    The alternative energy sources for short-term fasting (measured in hours, not days) are (in this order):

    A bolus of stored glucose released by the liver. This is the phenomenon commonly called "bouncing," in which a person with a low blood sugar suddenly has their blood sugar rise with no food intake.

    Gluconeogenesis. This process takes proteins, amino acids, fats, and basically any other organic molecule in the body and converts it to glucose. Your body will start consuming all of these things found in the blood, but eventually is forced to break down body fat and muscles to get more fuel.
    If you are fasting and seeing your blood sugar go up, it is because your liver is starting to release glucose to feed your body, but you aren't taking insulin to counteract that because you didn't eat anything.

  3. TummyDrums

    Ketosis itself should not raise your blood sugar. It will raise ketone levels, which is not the same. If you've got elevated blood sugar and elevated ketones, this is the cause of DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis). Going into ketosis through fasting would not cause a blood sugar spike.
    My only guess for why your blood sugar would be high while fasting would be that the glycogen stores in your liver have been released, which it does when your blood sugar goes low for a while. It is kind of your body's "backup plan" when you run out of sugar for energy. Unfortunately I'm not as educated about that process, so I couldn't tell you exactly how it works.
    Source: I've been on a ketogenic diet for 3.5 years. My blood sugar levels are better than ever, and I'm always in ketosis.

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High Fasting Blood Sugar On Keto?

The more I coach people through a ketogenic lifestyle, the more I become familiar with small nuances that can affect different peoples experience. For example, there are a number of people who experience high fasting blood sugar upon waking in the morning. These individuals would express that they were following a ketogenic diet and were in a fasted state so it doesnt make sense to have elevated blood sugar. What you are going to find out in this article is that this effect may actually be much more normal than you think. In fact, it may not even be an issue. That being said, for some people it may actually be a sign of something undesirable going on with their metabolism. This article will help you troubleshoot what is likely to be causing your high fasting blood sugar. When someone has elevated fasting blood sugar and is NOT following a ketogenic lifestyle, it is likely that they are suffering from insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is characteristic of pre-diabetes and diabetes , as well as metabolic syndrome. This is when your cells stop listening to insulins signals to let glucose into the cell and instead allow glucose to continue circulating in the blood. This is often Continue reading >>

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  1. lam3rz

    Does ketosis raise blood sugar? My doctor confused me today. I tested my basal rates and haven't eaten for a day. My doctor said I made it wrong and I can't use my results, because when one is starving, body will start burning fat and it will raise the blood sugar. I think she is totally wrong. I have read that only protein can be converted to glucose, but not fats. Fat is converted to kinetic energy by mitochondria directly. Have I misunderstood it and my doctor is right?
    Thanks

  2. i_shit_my_spacepants

    Generally speaking, you should only fast for short periods to test basal rates. When you fast for more than 8 hours or so, your body will be forced to start using alternative energy sources as it runs out of glucose from food.
    The alternative energy sources for short-term fasting (measured in hours, not days) are (in this order):

    A bolus of stored glucose released by the liver. This is the phenomenon commonly called "bouncing," in which a person with a low blood sugar suddenly has their blood sugar rise with no food intake.

    Gluconeogenesis. This process takes proteins, amino acids, fats, and basically any other organic molecule in the body and converts it to glucose. Your body will start consuming all of these things found in the blood, but eventually is forced to break down body fat and muscles to get more fuel.
    If you are fasting and seeing your blood sugar go up, it is because your liver is starting to release glucose to feed your body, but you aren't taking insulin to counteract that because you didn't eat anything.

  3. TummyDrums

    Ketosis itself should not raise your blood sugar. It will raise ketone levels, which is not the same. If you've got elevated blood sugar and elevated ketones, this is the cause of DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis). Going into ketosis through fasting would not cause a blood sugar spike.
    My only guess for why your blood sugar would be high while fasting would be that the glycogen stores in your liver have been released, which it does when your blood sugar goes low for a while. It is kind of your body's "backup plan" when you run out of sugar for energy. Unfortunately I'm not as educated about that process, so I couldn't tell you exactly how it works.
    Source: I've been on a ketogenic diet for 3.5 years. My blood sugar levels are better than ever, and I'm always in ketosis.

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