Can You Lower Your Blood Sugar Using Keto?
First, I’m not a doctor and I don’t play one on T.V.
If you have a blood sugar disease, or problem, you should be in close contact with your doctor. This post is for informational purposes only.
What Happens When Your Blood Sugar Is High?
There is a situation that the body develops where the insulin receptors in your cells don’t work so well. Your body makes insulin, in response to high levels of glycogen, or blood sugar.
If you have too much glycogen for too long, the body gets to the point that it doesn’t handle the insulin anymore. That causes all kinds of problems.
Anyway, the approach of keto is to take out the things that put glycogen into your bloodstream in the first place.
How Do I Do That?
So can you lower your blood sugar using keto? Of course.
You go on a very low carb diet, around 20 grams of carb per day.
The body adjusts and gradually gets rid of the glycogen in the blood. Once you stop putting anything into your body that makes blood sugar rise, then the body starts normalizing again.
This isn’t a discussion about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Just a general discussion of principles.
If your blood sugar levels start dropping and you are taking a blood sugar medication, like Metformin, then you eventually will have to adjust your dose.
If you have much lower sugar levels in your blood, but you keep taking meds to lower your blood sugar, you can get hypoglycemia. That is when your blood sugar is actually too low.
What Is That Like?
You will feel sluggish and low energy. If it gets too low, it can be dangerous.
This the part where you and your doctor need to be monitoring you closely.
You will need a blood glucose meter, which you will probably have if you are diabetic.
The idea is to lower your medicine dose gradually as your own blood sugar levels drop over time.
This may happen slowly, or pretty quick, depending on how seriously you do keto. But however it happens, you need to be on top of it.
Keep taking your blood sugar levels and talking to your doctor.
One thing not to do, is eat a lot of carbs. Some doctors will tell people it’s ok to eat anything at the same time they are prescribing blood sugar medications.
Listen To Your Doctor….AND
So listen to your doctor about medicine, but do your own research on food.
Can you lower your blood sugar using keto? Oh yeah. It is being done every day by millions.
But your personal case is unique, so let the doctor monitor you for your medicine while you make yourself so healthy you might not need them anymore.
High blood sugar is a killer. The solution is in your hands.
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