diagnosed T2 diabetes, twt, diet change into ketosis, and now very low fasting/level

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 19, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Maybe someone can explain this as normal or is it not. Just some background first. I am 57 and suspect my blood glucose levels have been high over last 2 years. I had a general health check-up 2 years ago and passed oral glucose test, but had the test because my health check-up showed glucose reading was high. Since then had cronic tooth/rootcanal illness and onset of some gum disease. I had this for 9 months healing was so slow and its all under control and healed now. (I put this all down to high blood sugar now). SeveraL Weeks ago i had another general check-up with several blood tests and i failed glucose fasting test. My reading was 12 and my doctor said i had diabetes as a reading over 11.8 is concidered t2 diabetes. ok. I am now proactive about the condition of t2 diabetes. i have read up and aquired knowledge and my old diet consisted of alot of high carbs. Due to ilness with tooth i had stopped regular excercise and gained weight ect. In hindsight i see now i have become carbohydrate intorent and for some years now have had bloting symptoms,and rushing to toilet after what i thought was high fat meals(haha),but it was the bread i regularly consumed with my meals. Recent test shows i am not gluten intolerent. Ok. On hearing the news t2 diabetic i drastically changed. I did twt test, omitting everthing but protein, vegetables (no pototoes or high carb vege ect). Only oil consumed was virgin olive oil. Staight away i introduced regular excercise with daily 1 hour walks. Excellent results so far in just 3 weeks. Morning fasting around 4mmol/L and blood sugar range averaging 5.5 and nothing over 5.9 at all. I have lost 9 kilo's and i feel fantastic. Also in 3 weeks my blood pressure has improved going from 120/80 to 110/70. I am no longer groggy in morning and for years being groggy was the norm. I am in ketosis now, but here is my problem!! 1. Re water and hydration and body salt. I am still frequently uninating which typically wakes me up every two to three hours at night. I have read that i need lots of water to remain hydrated and diabetics need extra salt in the form of sea salt. I drink at least 3 litres and sprinkle sea salt on meals. I have read that going into ketosis requires extra water and can cause frequent unination, but high blood sugar goes as well. As my blood glucose levels have been averaging 5.5 for last 3 weeks is this frequent unination from diabetes condition or from being in ketosis. 2. My morning fasting levels has been steadly decreasing from 3.8-3.9 to 3.1. Help! Is 3.1 telling me something? Like is it now time to introduce carbs back into diet? Sorry for being so long winded with all this.

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on November 19, 2012
at 09:39 PM

TL;DR: Paragraphs help make questions more readable.


on November 19, 2012
at 10:32 PM

The question is a bit rambly because of the formatting. as noted by miked.

Please follow-up with concerns.

My comment is that you should consider supplementing with iodine at, at least 50mg/day and work your way up to that and then over. If you can find an inexpensive source of mixed seaweed, use that daily in the diet. The insulin producing cells of the pancreas require iodine, and any fluoride and bromide exposure, fluoride natural or not, reduces the amount of iodine in the body, usually to almost nothing based on normal iodine intakes around 0,050mg/day.

For some reason, the high reactivity to grains indicates additional endocrine stress. So consider that although the diet is changed, it takes some time to get fully back to health.

Edit: Any weird reactions are those of the toxins going out, not the iodine going in. Also you are going to find your concentration ability increases, the brain-fog decreasing with improved endocrine activity.



on November 19, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Two things:

1) There is no need to drink more water than your body tells you to drink. Drink when you are thirsty. Don't when you're not.

2) If you feel fine, you probably shouldn't worry about low blood sugar. If the low BS was making you groggy and tired, then I'd worry.

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