Diabetics should beware of infections

I thank Medfree for enquiring about my BS levels and medicines. It was about 6 months ago when I joined this Forum that I heard about LCHF diet strongly advocated by Mr. Anup Singh. I tried it and found it effective in maintaining normal BS levels. I was able to reduce my daily insulin from 15 units to 8 units and Glyciphage (Metformin) from 1000 mg to 500 mg. My FBS remained in the range of 80 - 110 (earlier it had been in the range of 150 - 200). In between I had times when the BS levels shot up to the former high levels. But thankfully I was able to discover the reason from Dr Bernstein's Book on Diabetes - Infections! Every diabetic should guard against catching cough, cold, fever, tooth and other type of infections. Mental tensions and stress can also raise BS levels. I thought sharing these experiences may be of use some of the readers.

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  • You mean infection or infraction?

  • It was supposed to incite humour

  • Glad to note that there is one more beneficiary of LCHF in this Forum. Within 3 months of LCHF diet , I could see improvements in my lipid profile

    - HDL cholesterol increased by 50% from 41 to 61

    -Triglycerides remained constant

    -LDL increased .But , it is the dense small LDL particles which are dangerous and no clinic in India , as far as I know, determines LDL particle number and particle size which are the risk predictors .Mere determination of LDL cholesterol will not tell you much.about the risk...

    Doctors advise that total cholesterol is to be controlled within 200 mg/dl.But, according to WHO mortality world statistics mortality due to cardiovascular disease is the lowest among persons having total cholesterol in the range 200-240 mg/dl .

    Beware of doctors recommendations. Your health is in your hands .

    Ignorance is bliss but knowledge is power

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  • It is a very good piece of information, though not new.

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