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. . I explain why you get low blood sugar on keto after having been diabetic.
0:00 Why you get low blood sugar on keto when you used to be diabetic
0:29 If you’re still taking your diabetes medication, you could end up with low blood sugar
1:03 When you do keto and intermittent fasting, you’ll have a new blood sugar normal
1:38 It’s possible your adrenal glands are responding to low blood sugar
I had a question from someone who was a diabetic, then did keto and intermittent fasting and became concerned about their low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
The purpose of taking medication for diabetes is to lower your blood sugar. If you’re still taking your medication while on keto and intermittent fasting, you could end up with low blood sugar. You probably don’t need the medication anymore, or at least not as much.
Get with your doctor and adjust your dosage. Maybe you don’t even need it at all. If your blood sugar is 100 or less, you don’t need it.
But let’s say you’re off the medication, and your blood sugar is still too low but you feel fine. No problem! When you do keto and intermittent fasting, you have a new normal because you’re not running your body on sugar anymore. Your body will adapt, and you can get by with a blood sugar level of as low as 60.
If you feel bad, it could be symptoms of your adrenal gland trying to compensate and bring your sugar up. But it can’t. You’ll notice a spike in either cortisol or adrenaline. If this is the case, do intermittent fasting more gradually. Do two meals per day instead of one, or three meals a day with no snacks, instead of two.
As well, add a lot of greens, B vitamins, and potassium supplements to correct the adrenal problem. You’ll find you can go longer between meals, and your body will adapt to running on fat.
Going from high blood sugar to low blood sugar is a good thing!
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Going from high to low blood sugar is a good thing!