Welcome to WeightLossChat.org!   

Advertisments:




Am I In Ketosis If My Blood Sugar Is Above 80 Mg/dl?

Am I In Ketosis If My Blood Sugar Is Above 80 Mg/dl?

Postby Ahishar » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:48 am

I recently started the Atkins diet. I have type 1 diabetes, so my blood sugar levels fluctuate. I have been eating about 10 to 18 grams of carbs a day. My BG levels have been averaging 90 to 160; spiking higher in the early morning, then lowering throughout the day. I have lost about 6 lbs in two weeks. Am I in ketosis if my BG is above 80? Should it be lower for the diet to work properly?
Ahishar
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:04 am

Am I In Ketosis If My Blood Sugar Is Above 80 Mg/dl?

Postby Salvadore » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:50 am

The Atkins diet requires you to go into ketosis and to test your being in ketosis with ketone strips.
The whole idea is not to release insulin.
Since type 1 diabetics have no insulin, and are you injecting insulin, and does you doctor know you are on this diet? The idea with not releasing insulin is that you don't get hungry.
To go into ketosis if you are not diabetic requires that you eat no carbohydrates. Admittedly, I have not been on Dr. Atkins for twenty years or so and there has been progress.
Salvadore
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:50 am

Am I In Ketosis If My Blood Sugar Is Above 80 Mg/dl?

Postby Hallam » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:59 am

It is minimum.
Hallam
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:16 pm

Am I In Ketosis If My Blood Sugar Is Above 80 Mg/dl?

Postby Caldre » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:00 am

80 is about the minimum you want it.
Caldre
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:38 pm

Am I In Ketosis If My Blood Sugar Is Above 80 Mg/dl?

Postby Azaryahu » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:01 am

Ketone bodies to be tested for ketosis.
Azaryahu
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:24 pm


Return to Atkins Diet

cron