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Fasting glucose

Hi there! I'm new here. I would like some thoughts and/or advice. I currently have Hoshimotos hypothyroidism and premature ovarian failure, both of which are autoimmune conditions. I've been seeing a functional N.P. She suggested I buy a glucose meter to see where my levels were running throughout the day. My initial readings last week were ok except my fasting was anywhere between 97-116, but pre and post were ok. I've gone on a low carbohydrate eating plan, keeping my carbs to 75 or lower per day. Since starting that eating plan, the last two mornings my fasting glucose has been 138 and 148. The rest of the day my readings are within the guidelines I have seen online for pre and post meal. First, is 148 dangerously high? Second, could it be the lower carbohydrates? I'm pretty ignorant about blood sugar. Do I need to immediately go see a Dr.? Thank you 😊

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Btw I have not previously been diagnosed with diabetes. She wanted me to monitor it because she thought I was insulin resistant because of my inability to lose weight.

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I have type 2 diabetes. The carb budget I have been given is 45-60 carbs per meal. I would love to have morning readings of 97-114. If you don't eat enough carbs your glucose will get low enough that your body will compesate and your liver will dump sugar back into your blood to balance it out. My doctor told me to have a small carb snack before I go to bed. That keeps me from having a sugar drop and my liver won't over compensate. It seems to work for me.

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Aim for about 130g of low Gi carbohydrate per day glycemicindex.com . You also need to keep your protein intake to about 45 - 56g per day. Most calories should be from natural fats.

You will need to have a lab glucose test, because if your recent readings are proved accurate you have type 2 diabetes, and this would have to be diagnosed by a doctor.

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