Detoxing can be a great way to lose weight and/or improve your health but there are a lot of disagreements on how/if/when it should be done. And you'll find a lot. It's a type of sugar you get from foods you eat, and your body uses it for energy. Either they don't have enough insulin to move it through or their cells don't respond to insulin as well as they should. High blood glucose for a long period of time can damage your The blood glucose level stays high. A level. After you eat these carbs, digestive enzymes break them down into simple sugars , which are absorbed into your bloodstream. The pancreas.
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If you can keep your levels at about 7 max, and eat low carb so your insulin levels are probably going to go down, then you will be getting the control back.
We all have our own requirements, and our metabolisms are dynamic systems anyway. I have been eating low carb for a very long time and have had to remind myself 'that was then, this is now' as I am struggling a bit with weightloss, an uphill battle when there is excess insulin being produced. For me the main element is checking blood glucose levels and correlating highs with what I have eaten, but I was not eating enough fat, from what I could work out, and introducing the strawberries and cream has corresponded with losing weight.
I stopped the strawberries last week and did not lose weight, this week I bought them again, and am down again. Please, as I said in my earlier post, try not to stress about fasting levels, especially ones in the 5s. Personally, I see 4s at other times of the day, but have never had a 4 fasting. It does seem a bit odd that you see a rise of 1. Are you sure there were no hidden carbs in that meal - salad dressing for example, a drink, or some form of exercise within that 2 hours?
Keep a food diary including portion sizes and include everything that went in that meal. Test before and 2 hours after first bite and record these levels alongside then look for patterns and tweak your meals accordingly.
Ideally it should be under 1. The fewer the carbs the lower it should be. Ask as many questions as you want and someone will be able to help. A number of different types of diabetes exist. A diagnosis of diabetes tends to be a big shock for most of us.
On the forum we have found that with the number of new people being diagnosed with diabetes each day, sometimes the NHS is not being able to give all the advice it would perhaps like to deliver - particularly with regards to people with type 2 diabetes.
The role of carbohydrate Carbohydrates are a factor in diabetes because they ultimately break down into sugar glucose within our blood. We then need enough insulin to either convert the blood sugar into energy for our body, or to store the blood sugar as body fat. The bad news Research indicates that raised blood sugar levels over a period of years can lead to organ damage, commonly referred to as diabetic complications.
The good news People on the forum here have shown that there is plenty of opportunity to keep blood sugar levels from going too high. Controlling your carbs The info below is primarily aimed at people with type 2 diabetes, however, it may also be of benefit for other types of diabetes as well. There are two approaches to controlling your carbs: The carbohydrates which tend to have the most pronounced effect on blood sugar levels tend to be starchy carbohydrates such as rice, pasta, bread, potatoes and similar root vegetables, flour based products pastry, cakes, biscuits, battered food etc and certain fruits.
Choosing better carbohydrates The low glycaemic index diet is often favoured by healthcare professionals but some people with diabetes find that low GI does not help their blood sugar enough and may wish to cut out these foods altogether. Read more on carbohydrates and diabetes. Over , people have taken part in the Low Carb Program - a free 10 week structured education course that is helping people lose weight and reduce medication dependency by explaining the science behind carbs, insulin and GI.
Eating what works for you Different people respond differently to different types of food. What works for one person may not work so well for another.
The best way to see which foods are working for you is to test your blood sugar with a glucose meter. To be able to see what effect a particular type of food or meal has on your blood sugar is to do a test before the meal and then test after the meal. A test 2 hours after the meal gives a good idea of how your body has reacted to the meal.
The blood sugar ranges recommended by NICE are as follows: Blood glucose ranges for type 2 diabetes Before meals: Access to blood glucose test strips The NICE guidelines suggest that people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes should be offered: Read more on getting access to blood glucose testing supplies. You may also be interested to read questions to ask at a diabetic clinic. Take part in Diabetes. If there's not enough fat in the meal you can rise higher and faster.
Can you try putting some avocado on the salad? The fat and fiber will help slow the rise. Avocado, olive oil, nuts in moderation, mayo, olives. Many eat cheese and dairy but many do not. I limit mine to small amounts of cheese occasionally. No cream, milk, yogurt but I'm a bit lactose intolerant.
It also makes me insulin resistance. I don't see a bs spike but I don't come back down so my next meal raises me even higher. Your gestational diabetes diet might not be the one for you now. You might just have to swap a few foods for others or find the portions that work. Perhaps just have the egg in that salad or half the chicken breast and add avocado for fat and fiber. Creamy dressings are usually lower carb than vinegars.
Balsamic can be very high in sugar. We need to read all labels. Vinegar is very very low carb - unless it isn't just vinegar of course, but an oil and vinegar dressing is something I don't even bother to add it into the calculations. I don't calculate in proteins either - I have never found any difference in the blood glucose readings as long as I eat enough fat.
I suspect that people are just so brainwashed by the low fat mantra that they don't add fat, and it is slowing weightloss. Proteins never affect me meal by meal with post meal levels.
I eat a lot of protein - I always have and have made no effort to reduce it. The only time I MAY see an effect is the following day on my fasting level, and that isn't often and not by enough to concern me. I often wonder if the protein issue is more of a T1 problem than a T2 problem. I do think protein is more type 1. But it goes to show it does require insulin. I used to eat loads more protein than I do now. I'm sure more than I needed. As my diabetes was progressing unbeknownst to me I was noticing protein and to be fair, everything was raising me.
And it doesn't always show up right away but more hours later. Then requires more insulin at future meals and sometimes for a few days Plain vinegar of course has no or few carbs but the flavored ones do. I just use olive oil and sea salt as a dressing. If out and about I will dabble in the Parmesan peppercorn!!!
Again thank you all for your advice I really appreciate it. So I've reevaluated the last few days I think I have a sinus infection at the moment so this may not be helping. But I also don't go really low carb. I'll still eat a piece or two of fruit a day - an apple with protein and perhaps berries or a grapefruit.
I also eat veggies. I just stay away from breads, cereals, rice, pasta, etc. For me, it comes and goes, it's never gone completely, my husband can tell right away that I've not had my dark chocolate for the day, for example. Don't be fooled by the books and ads, real life tends to be different.
And think about this, you have to do this the rest of your natural life, or at least until assisted living. The 3rd day gets much better for me but still rough the 4th day is my turning point. It really is so addictive, and it is hidden in so many products we eat daily and not even aware of it You can do it. BB code is On.
How long will it take for diet to impact blood sugars?
Depending on the type of sugar, it can take anywhere from one to four hours for the body to digest it; however, blood sugar can begin to rise within just In a healthy person, excess sugar leaves the bloodstream within about two hours. This occurs because the pancreas efficiently secretes insulin, which. how long does refined sugar, or other types of sugar typically stay in the sugar though.. may wanna go for the splenda if it floats your boat.