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Is LCHF good in High Blood Presser and Diabetes? Some says LCHF is not good in High BP.

Hi All,

My Sugur was high. My Dr. gave me medicine Glyciphage 250 to take half after lunch and half after dinner (total 1 in a day). Afet taking 1/2 Glyciphage 250, sugar was 110 after fasting and 147 after 2 hours of breakfast and HBA1C was 5.6% in December 2016.

I check sugar 2 times in March 2017 after having food. 2 hours after food with half Glyciphage 250, it was 89 first time and 91 second time.

Also my blood pressure was around 150/90 in April when I had pain in ear and body with fever and cold. Dr. asked me to take Telma 20Mg and BP was 130/80 next day. Bp was 120/80 in March 2017.

I am 34, Male, Vegetarian but I eat Egg. Removing Wheat and Rice from diet will be very difficult for me. I can cut rice from diet to have 2-3 times monthly. below link says about Long Wheat Mash Diet Regimen (LWMDR).


I checked with other Dr., He was MD, and he told me that both diabetes and BP medicines have very low power dose something and asked me to stop Diabetes medicine as I am taking half tablet of low dose medicine and check again H1A1C after 1 month. I didn't get chance to get the test done, as I was moving out of India for few months so I am still taking both medicines.

Generally I have dinner at 11 PM and I sleep at around 1 AM. I went for Fasting sugar test at 9 AM. Generally I sleep around 7-8 hours. And I started walking and small exercise.

Any Help or suggestions what should I do for Diabetes and BP please ?



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You seem to be managing well.Both diabetes and BP are within range. Knowledge about these two unwanted guests plays a very important in managing them.Do not slacken efforts.


Shashikantiyengar and anup sir.... any suggestions please..


You have been controlling both BP and BSL within a safe range with prescribed medications which is great. However, as a young male aged 34 years old, I would suggest that you have huge potential to come off those medications with low carb diet and regular exercise. You do need to limit alcohol consumption as alcohol can increase both BP and BSL levels. Being diabetic with hypertension is dangerously risky to have cardiovascular disease and stroke. I have read from some articles that people who are on low carb diet like LCHF diet tend to have lower blood pressure. Good luck!


Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Metformin is in a class of drugs called biguanides. Metformin helps to control the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood. It decreases the amount of glucose you absorb from your food and the amount of glucose made by your liver. Metformin also increases your body's response to insulin, a natural substance that controls the amount of glucose in the blood.

Telmisartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Telmisartan is also used to decrease the chance of heart attack, stroke, or death in people 55 years of age or older who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease. Telmisartan is in a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently.

High blood pressure is a common condition and when not treated, can cause damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of the body. Damage to these organs may cause heart disease, a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, loss of vision, and other problems. In addition to taking medication, making lifestyle changes will also help to control your blood pressure. These changes include eating a diet that is low in fat and salt, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising at least 30 minutes most days, not smoking, and using alcohol in moderation.

DASH diet is best for controlling hypertension. Adopt DASH diet (Mediterranean diet). Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet, which includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk,

fish, vegetables, poultry, and egg whites. Use monounsaturated oils such as olive, peanut, and canola oils or polyunsaturated oils such as corn, safflower, soy, sunflower, cottonseed, and soybean oils. Avoid foods with excess fat in them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut oil, palm oil, and fried foods.









Sir, What about than LCHF for Diabetes? I am confused.



Please sir. Not again πŸ™πŸ™

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Sir as u are a vegetarian... please share your Diet plan with me.... what u have in lunch and dinner... I have already gone through ur link ... is LCHF good in BP?..



LCHF will help both diabetes and BP

Eggs will help for for following LCHF being a vegetarian

I am also a eggitarian following lchf comfortably

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