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Not eating any carbs, but my sugar will not go down?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Acidosis: You are burning fat to make sugar. The by product of which is lactic acid. Lactic acid impairs your cells ability to take in sugar for energy, hence the sugar stats in the bloodstream.
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 14 years experience
Insulin: Insulin is necessary to allow the sugars in your blood to enter cells. If you don't have enough insulin, sugars will be high. Two sources of sugar in the body: from food (many sources in food are snuck in u may not notice- like ketchup, bbq sauce) and from the liver (makes sugar to keep our cells energized when we are not eating). So high bg = not enuf insulin, sneaky carbs, and liver.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Dehydration?: If your sugar is over 200, you are likely to be dehydrated. Drinking water can help correct both the dehydration, and the high blood sugar. Light exercise can also help. If your sugar stays high despite good diet and exercise, talk to doctor to discuss what treatment options might be best for you.

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