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Out-Of-Control Blood Sugar?

Written by Wellness Club on September 12, 2011 – 1:55 pm -

Out-Of-Control Blood Sugar?

 

Isn’t this dangerous? What to do?

 

By Dr. Myatt

 

The availability of inexpensive electronic gizmos for the testing of blood sugar (often called “diabetic meters” or “glucose meters” and sold cheaply by giant chain stores like Wal-Mart, Walgrens, CVS and others) has give a lot of otherwise healthy people something more to worry about.

You see, we tend to be enamored of “tests” and “numbers” and we want to be able to satisfy ourselves by means of these tests and numbers that all is well with our health.

The problem comes in the interpretation of those tests and numbers – we must be careful when we go looking for “absolute” levels or numbers for our human bodies rarely oblige us by being exactly normal and average and according to the “numbers” – whether it is blood pressure, pulse, cholesterol, or in the case of the writer of the following question, blood sugar.

Judith wrote:

my glucose level goes from 74 to 90′s to 76 to 120 within days… I eat NO sugars or breads, or starches (grains, potatoes) no high glycemic fruits or vegetables, exercise almost daily, eat loads of organic vegetables, raw and lightly cooked, use only extra virgin olive oil and extra virgin coconut oil….. my hormones test is in balance… my cbc is within normal range… what can be causing this fluctuation?????

Here is my answer to Judith:

This is a normal range of fluctuation based on eating. Blood sugars will ALWAYS go up after meals and that is normal.

Your levels are still quite low. I see nothing abnormal here.

In fact, this is a normal fluctuation all within one day.

Two additional things.

First, did you know that 58% of all protein is gluconeogenic, meaning that it can be converted to glucose? So even protein (which we MUST have) gets made into a small amount of glucose.

Secondly, if you are worried about your sugar levels, have an A-1C test performed. This is a blood test that tells what your average glucose levels have been for the preceding 4 to 12 weeks. It is now the “gold standard” for measuring blood sugar levels in diabetics.

Again, blood glucose will always fluctuate based on eating, even without carbs. Your levels look great.

You are worrying about a “non issue”!

In Health,
Dr. Myatt

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