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A carb mystery!

LizzieG101
LizzieG101

I am diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2. The mystery is: if I eat low (almost no) carbs, my blood sugars are high and rising. If I eat high carbs (porridge and honey sandwiches), my blood sugars drop. I am quite thirsty in the afternoons. My feet are slightly numb and have been for years. My fingers tingle. I don't know whether I have diabetes or not. Is there an alternative?

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You would need to be diagnosed by a health professional.

What you are describing could be insulin-resistance, where the high glucose levels caused by the carbohydrate stimulate a high insulin response, leading to the drop in blood glucose.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

When was your last appointment and A1c done? What did your doctor say about the blood sugars going too high/low?

My most recent A1c was 107, last week. Having a talk with the Gp tomorrow. No-one has discussed my odd levels with me.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to LizzieG101

How many carbs. do you have for each meal/snack?

Please let us know what your doctor says when you see them tomorrow ( Monday).

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to LizzieG101

107 is in mg/dl or mmol?

Mmol, i think.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to LizzieG101

Okay. 107 is a good number. Anything before 140 mg/dl is a good A1c. My A1c was 9.2 (down from 9.8).

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