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Some progress with blood sugar after almost 4 weeks in ketosis

Friday, November 15, 2013

4 weeks ago my A1c level was 6.1, today it is 5.9. They were done by different labs so there may be some difference there but if it keeps dropping like this then I might be out of the pre-diabetic range by the end of the year.
This also shows me that lowering my carbs to under 50 grams/day is most likely going to be sufficient for my situation. Eating like this for the rest of my life is not going to be difficult at all as I can have a little bit of fruit every day and some very dark chocolate in small quantities.
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  • SHEL_V2
    Great to see progress! A quick Googling of the state of the test (NGSP A1C reproducibility) suggests each lab should give the same results within 1 - 2% of the "standard". Your 3% drop in 4 weeks should include some "real" shift.

    How fast the actual measured condition can change is related to the turnover of red blood cells, which is around 90 - 120 days. In your recent test, you were seeing 30 days worth of "new" red blood cell values, along with 60 to 90 days worth of "old".
    1617 days ago
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    The proof is out there! Now the proof is in you, too!

    Awesome. Keep us posted on your continued success
    1617 days ago
    Glad this is paying of for you!
    1617 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    Congrats Birgit!
    It is all about the health and to find that something that truly works, is truly a blessing.
    I have learned more about diet and me these last few months than ever before.
    Always trying to improve and get it right.
    I am happy for you! Your hard work is paying off and has become automatic in your life now, what a wonderful accomplishment!
    My Best,
    1617 days ago
    You are a great inspiration to me.
    I want the levels that you have! Usually I am in the 110's.
    Today after a glass of wine, my fasting glucose is 130.
    Today I run and get it down again.
    1617 days ago
    emoticon I have not had an A1c, but my fasting glucose is almost always 90 when I have it taken and today at our work biometrics it was 80. Thankfully I don't think I have blood sugar issues, but if I did, there's proof it works!
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  • SKATER787
    Excellent. Always good to hear of progress. emoticon
    1618 days ago
    great progress with long term effects, good to have the info for me as well. I keep carbs under 60 and it works mostly for me.
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