I'm not diabetic or never have been, but out of curiousity, I do check blood sugars now and then because my fasting sugar with blood work has always been a little (100-115) above the "norm". It amazes me how much carbs will cause it to rise, such as bread, potato, popcorn, etc. Just one more reason to stay away from them. It goes right back down after a few hours, so I guess it's working normally, but I try to keep it (even with eating) less than 120, which is pretty easy to do with just proteins, veggies and fats - and I even have some berries in the mornings in a protein shake usually.
I have a friend who is diabetic and the artificial sweeteners DO raise her blood sugar, not as much as regular sugar, but enough that she no longer uses any of them. So, it does affect some people that way and I guess that aspartame is worse than maybe Splenda or Stevia. (so I've heard... the aspartame affects hers, she's not tried the Stevia).
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current weight: 181.4
Fitness Minutes: (13,553) Posts: 37 3/22/13 2:52 P
I find that my blood sugar rises in the morning until I eat something. One time when I was fasting for a blood test, it rose 90 points in the hour between when I took it at home and when they took it for the test. So it may have simply been because you took it later than usual.
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Hi....i have been doing low carb for 2 weeks. The first few days my blood sugar went low enough that i went off meds. Levels have stayed 73-163 going high while i was sick. Avg fasting 105. Avg all 136. But some days it seems to spike for no reason. Yesterday was a very normal eating day. In fact i was slightly under the 20g. I don't work on Fridays so woke up much later than normal. (I rarely get the 9hrs i need on working days) It was 173. I have no clue why! After a first week of finding carbs where i least expected them everything is checked before it goes into my mouth. Celery= 1 carb....good lord. I have one idea that since my body is releasing more fat when i sleep late i.e. further ketosis, it puts sugar out too? They other is could i be reacting to the artificial sugar in the packets i use in water? Or sugar free jello? I read somewhere your body reacts to those like regular sugar in some chemicals it sends out. But that was more about fat retention than blood sugar.
Does anyone have some ideas? It's not even high enough that i would be diagnosed with diabetes right now but it is freaking me a little.
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