Not a huge post here…I just wanted to follow up after Karin’s fantastic look at physological insulin resistance, and some questions about my experience in the comments, I figured I’d just follow up with my blood glucose readings… (since Karin referred to them).
This is after 19 months on a low carb, ketogenic diet…
If you look closely, you’ll see a change on the right side. That was after I cut out coffee (as a test). I drink my coffee black. I’ve read that caffeine can raise blood glucose in some people. Also, stress (which I have a lot of).
Since I don’t have a “before” profile to compare to, this isn’t terribly useful. I mean, I know that in 2011 it was measured at 94 mg/dl, and a year later, it was measured at 103 mg/dl. This was not the direction I expected things to go.
My A1C has always been 5.5. That never seems to move. I’ll try reading my blood glucose again this week or next and see if there’s been change in the last few months.
- High Blood Sugar In Ketogenic Dieters! Plus A Special Surprise (Hint: Genotypes And Metabolism)!, Layton, Karin (katkinsk). Ketopia, Feb 2013.
- Physiologicial Insulin Resistance, O’Neill, Michael (mjoneill). Ketopia, Dec 2012.