Hi. I am prediabetic and have loved sweets forever. A difficult adjustment especially with a close friend that loves to please me with wonderful desserts for the weekend. I recenty did some research on getting reliable health information on the internet. I was surprised to learn and I don't know if you are aware, that wikipedia can be altered by any person who reads it. Wiki is a good starting place to learn. I found that the information from Wiki needs to be confirmed in a couple of other sources to be sure the info is reliable. The National Institute of Health has a wealth of information.
High blood sugar doesn't treat inflammation - it can make it worse / hinder healing.
But our body does respond to pain and inflammation with higher blood sugars.
This is why people with diabetes may get higher blood sugars when they are sick or when they have infections.
agree everything you say except inflamation. inflamation cause pain and body respond by making more glucose to treat it so its opposite. otherwise if inflamation caused by glucose then it never go away by itself since body keep making even more glucose as reaction to pain.
anyway dont want hijack thread just my original point to be careful with low carb high fat because can have side effects. but do lot research and try see what works like you said.
Bottom line is you need to find what works for you. An eating plan and activity level that keeps your blood sugars under good control. Get a meter. Monitor the impact of what you are doing on your sugar levels - and then adjust. Be your own science experiment.
IF these friends of yours get very high blood sugar when eating carbs, then they should avoid those carbs. Bottom line is that high blood sugars cause damage to our body and inflammation.
HIIT (high intensity training - this is short bursts of high intensity exercise, combined with a recovery and then repeat the high intensity) has been shown to be very helpful.
I have also personally found and read that intermittent fasting (where one restricts eating to a period of about 8 hours a day) is helpful for normalizing blood sugars.
yes i find now article on wikipedia that says brain can work on ketones. i am trying to understand this diet. many article on insulin resistance but i found studies where insulin resistance get better by losing fat and building muscle because muscle respond better to insulin. another study says high intensity training improve insulin resistance because high intensity like sprint can only work on glucose can not work on ketones. many conflict studies about low carb high fat. seem like new area. but i know for fact my friends who on paleo and not diabetic have high sugar when they eat carbs. also found articles about oral glucose tolerance test they say not to eat low carb before the test because can make test result higher. not sure how it works some say insulin resistance get worse if you eat low carb other say insulin response get worse. seem like nobody know exactly.
The issue may not be the 'diet' but rather than insulin resistance typically progresses over time as people get older.
In non-diabetic persons, regardless of what is eaten, blood sugars will not go high.
In persons with diabetes or prediabetes, I am afraid it is a one way street. IF the person goes back to eating a typical high carb diet then blood sugars will be correspondingly hard to manage.
The muscles will not be able to absorb the carbs well because there is not enough insulin present to make that happen.
Brain does not necessarily need significant glucose. Brain can function equally well on ketone bodies (in some medical conditions like epilepsy, alzheimers, the brain using ketone bodies instead of glucose may reduce symptoms.
it is an interesting area of research.
i posted link to article but didnt go through. it was by someone who support low carb high fat but even he say that insulin resistance get worse long term because brain still need glucose and since there is so little carbs body adapts by making muscle insulin resistance higher so that some glucose is left for the brain. so if a person on low carb diet suddenly eat carbs then blood sugar goes high because muscle dont absorb it anymore. not sure if can be reversed or not. maybe low carb high fat is one way street?
The type of fats eaten is very important. Low carb, moderate protein and high fat does not mean eating junk. Diet should mostly be comprised of non-starchy vegetables. Fats should be naturally occurring traditional (not man-made fats).
If people get high blood sugar from eating carbs then they are either diabetic or prediabetic..... a non-diabetic person will not get high blood sugar regardless of what they eat.
be careful with low carb high fat. i talk to friends at gym they do paleo to get lean. blood sugar is low but is not honest low. they eat some carb and blood sugar shoots very high and they never even diagnosed diabetic. also they have lot of inflamation problem
May I presume this is a fasting result?
The Hba1c is slightly high, but the fasting blood sugar is high enough to put you in the prediabetic range. Triglycerides are high, HDL is low.
You are likely in early stages of diabetes. To address this:-
1. Low carb, moderate protein, higher fat (fat is for added calories / replace the carbs reduced). The high triglycerides should also improve on a lower carb diet. Paleo or mediteranean style (without the bread/pasta/potato) are a good approach.
2. Lose weight if you are overweight.
3. Exercise. Exercise will also help improve HDL.
4. Avoid transfats / man-made fats (eat healthy fats - also to help HDL).
5. A glass of red wine regularly may also help with the HDL levels.
It may be a good idea to monitor blood sugar occasionally 1 1/2 - 2 hours after eating to see if you are going high. Ideally your peak will be < 120.
I meant to say if anyone can give me some advice instead of give me done above