My a1c was 6.7. My doctor removed me from metformin. My next a1c was 8.0 and I gained 10 lbs. she didn't seemed concerned. I asked about back to metformin when she said that due to my liver enzymes being raised, she preferred not to. Rather we increased my insulin levels. I'm still slowly gaining weight and my sugar seems out of control. averaging 200 all day. What can I do to reduce sugar now.
Try Periodic Fasting. Look it up, also watch videos. The Butter Man has some good videos.
Your base-level blood sugar is quite high so when you eat it raises to the normal post meal level which adds that normal level to the already existing high base level. So the cure is to get your base level down, then the meal spikes won't be as much of a big deal. Periodic fasting has been shown to work over time to lower your base level. Periodic fasting is basically on Monday you eat normal meals but then stop eating after dinner. Do not eat again until the next day at dinner. That's a full 24 hour fast, and 80%+ of the benefits of fasting happen in the first 24 hours. After that meal, the next day you will have three meals a day. Then after that dinner, once again don't eat until the next night dinner. Combine this with a lower-carb, higher fat meal plan and your base-level blood sugar should stabilize in a few weeks. You'll start to see it drop slowly over several days and you will get quite excited.. For example if your base line is 200 now, you may see in 6-8 days of periodic fasting it drop to 180-190 base line.
Eventually, around 30 days, you'll find your base line around 120-150, then you are cured.
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