So...3 month diabetes results are in..and....
It’s time for an update on how things have been since my last blog after seemingly developing Diabetes during a Ketosis diet in Jan/Feb. I had to wait for 3 months to pass to go back to the doctors to have another Hba1c test to see what my blood sugars have been by average over the last 3 months.
I have been religiously eating clean, no sugar, low carbs and very green and veggie diet, which I have enjoyed. Very close or pretty much the paleo diet. Nice portions of chicken, steak with mounds of vegetables. Lots of good fats. Lush. And lost 2 kilos in the last 3 months. Now sitting at about 68kgs. (Although I did partake in a chocolate egg at Easter!)
All the feelings I had during the Keto diet such as my tired eyes, permanent headache, irritability, palpitations, lethargic and anxiety, all gone and back to myself.
So, what was the results? See below -
18th April 2018
GLYCOSYLATED HAEMOGLOBIN Hb1Ac
Haemoglobin A1c level 5.4 % [4.0 - 5.9]
Haemoglobin A1c level - IFCC standardised 36 mmol/mol [20.0 - 41.0]
FASTED BLOOD SUGARS
Plasma fasting glucose level 4.5 mmol/L
The average of the last 3 months shows a low good healthy level of blood sugars? Indicating I never had developed Diabetes. And my fasted blood sugar test done by the doctor was 4.5 mmol/l! An excellent level!?
It would seem, I never had diabetes. This fasted blood sugar test was the only one done by the doctor. The other readings were all done by my own machine. Indicating a fault on the machine. No one thought to question my machine. Including me. Marios the first doctor did ask if the machine had been calibrated, as he found the results quite bizarre knowing my level of health. I checked online and it said the model of machine I had didn’t need calibration? So all fine right? WRONG!
So, I do feel elated. I have no diabetes. However at the same time frustrated. That I had gone through months of worry, thinking what it may be something else more serious that has triggered it, as it is very unusual in a fit and healthy person to develop this. And frustrated on the realisation that no one had thought to test my blood sugars nor had I asked them to, just trusted my results.
I also feel bad for reporting and blaming it on the Keto diet, leading you all up the garden path that Keto had done this to me. So I apologise for this to you all. And I am going to review my conclusion below.
Although I have to say, most of the points below are still valid. See my additional comments added to my original conclusions below, written in green -
I have enjoyed this blog and following the process, and it's been great for me for introducing me to new foods and recipes. I made a fabulous Butternut Squash Dhansak for my vegetarian Step Sister Nikki last night, which was a corker. I will be adding this soon as I'll take some pictures next time I make it.
I hope you are all keeping well, and training hard and eating clean.
All the best, catch up soon!