Keto and Type 2 Diabetes - A Look Inside


Keto Works Great with Type 2 Diabetes

I was able to get my blood sugar controlled with keto in six weeks.  Going from 377 at my last physician visit, to a steady 103-108 6 weeks later.  So now that we’re clear on that, I think it’s only fair I discuss something else that happened.  Trust me, I’m not trying to scare you here, this happened to me but now I know what to look for, so it doesn’t happen again.  I’m taking Metformin and Glipizide and even with that, prior to Keto, I was at 377! 

Yesterday I was extremely dizzy, feeling like I was having a panic attack, and honestly?  I was ready to head to the emergency room because after an hour I was still feeling the same way.  I do take medication for panic attacks, and they usually work within thirty minutes.  When my symptoms didn’t subside after taking my medication and doing the normal things I do to fight the attack (watch funny videos and/or take a long shower) it dawned on me that I hadn’t taken my blood, and this could very well be a diabetic issue.

My blood sugar was 77.  For me that’s low and you know what the symptoms of low blood sugar are?  Confusion, weakness, racing heartbeat, headache, nausea, and nervousness.  Wow, same as a panic attack for me.  Glipizide is one of the pills I take and known to lower your blood sugar on low carb, while my Metformin is not.  So, after speaking with my physician, I’ve taken the glipizide out of my regimen.  I STRONGLY suggest you talk to your doctor before taking this step!

This to me, is a good sign that I’m heading in the right direction, but yes, it was scary because I didn’t know what was going on!  So if you're a type 2 diabetic, just be aware of your blood sugar levels.  I strongly suggest during the first month you check your levels often.  I'm ready to get to the point where I don't need Metformin either, but for now, I'm happy to see one of my medications go.  

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