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Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more


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Have type 2 diabetes; and have been on a strict ketogenic low carb diet. Ques: is it safe to eat up to 8 eggs a day in terms of ldl?

Have type 2 diabetes; and have been on a strict ketogenic low carb diet. Ques: is it safe to eat up to 8 eggs a day in terms of ldl?

It does not : Need to be ketogenic in my view. Sugar is the villain and you do need a supplement of vitamin b1 + magnesium + multivitamin. It has recently been shown that diabetics excrete a lot of vitamin b1 in urine so it is important to replace it. ...Read more

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A1c has dropped from 7.0 to 6.4. I take no meds. Low carb eating. Am I still considered diabetic?

A1c has dropped from 7.0 to 6.4.  I take no meds. Low carb eating. Am I still considered diabetic?

Yes: Your good control of your diet has brought your A1c to the pre-diabetic range, but you should not consider yourself to be free of diabetes. Please keep doing what you are doing and maintain your A1c at a low level. ...Read more

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Could I still be pre-diabetic or have IFG if morning gluc numbers are ALWAYS normal (<90) after low carb dinner the night before? Is data relevant?

Could I still be pre-diabetic or have IFG if  morning gluc numbers are ALWAYS normal (<90) after low carb dinner the night before?  Is data relevant?

Yes, could still be: Hi. Prediabetes can be determined 3 ways: fasting serum glucose, serum glucose 2 hours after a 75 gram glucose challenge, and A1c. It is possible to have normal fasting glucose, yet meet diagnostic criteria for prediabetes by either of the other two means. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am diabetic and on a low carb diet, what vitamins should I take and what vitamins are good to take for constipation.

I am diabetic and on a low carb diet, what vitamins should I take and what vitamins are good to take for constipation.

You are not going: to get a high degree of consensus from medical professionals on this question. Many of us believe that if you eat according to dietary guidelines, with lots of vegetables, fruits and whole grains, you should be fine. Some have advised chromium for diabetes, but evidence of benefit is weak. You do need some fiber from whole grains even with a low carb diet to avoid constipation/get all you need:) ...Read more

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I am 27 and underweight, being a diabetic, can I take low carb n low sugar supplements to gain weight?

I am 27 and underweight, being a diabetic, can I take low carb n low sugar supplements to gain weight?

You need to...: ...See whatever doctor is helping you take care of your diabetes to ask if you are really under weight (malnourished) or just thinner than you'd like to be. If you are genuinely under weight, your doctor may want to investigate why that is. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetic, no meds, sugars controlled by low-carb diet. 1 hr postprandial blood sugar 6.5, then at 2 hr mark DOWN to 3.5-4. WHY THE LOW DROP?

Type 2 diabetic, no meds, sugars controlled by low-carb diet. 1 hr postprandial blood sugar 6.5, then at 2 hr mark DOWN to 3.5-4. WHY THE LOW DROP?

Diabetic: You are not diabetic, you have diabetes and should work to get rid of diabetes. With appropriate food intake and exercise you should gradually lower your blood sugar level to a point where your diabetes is no more. There are many easy to read articles focussing on blood sugar information. Let me know if you are not working towards no longer having diabetes. ...Read more