originally posted by: deadlyhope
a reply to: rickymouse
Hmm. Thank you for your input - well I am talking mostly fasting sugar levels, are you?
My blood sugar levels say a half hour, hour after eating a high carb, low fat meal can be as high as say 150-160, but those numbers are less relevant
as the highest spike of your blood sugar is less indicative of your bodies response - checking it two hours after a meal, there's more reliable
numbers a normal person should be under, which I always am ( under 140) - this to me indicates the insulin response to high blood sugar, but I'm not
sure how you'd go about lowering the spike other than intense exercise.
Or do I have it wrong?
I actually studied in depth the way the tests work and know that having thoroughly clean fingers is very important when doing the test. I would do my
mothers sugar tests every day and would notice big differences just after taking the test and rewashing her hand and taking it again because I knew
something was not right.
I studied the A1c test and found there could be a half dozen reasons that could be wrong. One actually applies to me. I had the test once and it
showed that I was in the top of the normal range. But I do have a lifelong hereditary condition which could cause those results.
I have tachychardia, high heart rate. I have hypovolemia, learned that when I donated blood, I have a reduced rate of making red blood cells, about
half normal rate. Found that out from genetic testing, fits right in with the tachychardia and hypovolemia. When I am not hypovolemic I am Anemic.
The Anemia effects me more than the hypovolemia. I also have genetics that keeps my blood cells alive longer than normal, up to ten times the normal
lifespan. That makes up for the reduction in making cells, but I have to watch not to eat too much sulfur foods because they destroy red blood cells
and leave me more anemic or hypovolemic.
So A1C measures telltale markers where sugar has attached, an older blood cell will have more of those, especially if you are hypovolemic and as a
result have tachychardia because of low blood volume. Each blood cell has to carry more sugar around so more markers. I am still in the learning
phase of this, my knowledge is not complete but I know more about it than most doctors do. But my condition is kind of rare so nobody really wants to
do a lot of studying when only a half million people in the world have it like I do.
Also good to note though is that when people get older, the building of new blood cells slows down quite a bit, they could actually get to the point
I always have been at or even below. When older people get their dizzy spells, it is often from hypovolemia, something I know of from experience
throughout my life. It can cause you to fall and you can't get up. So of course life alert capitalizes on this to sell their services on commercials
on TV. I am trying to figure out a remedy for this, I have researched what causes it and ways to possibly stop it from happening. This I have a
Guinea pig for.....me. But it is not easy, when I would get the spins and have to lay down it is hard to test my sugar and blood pressure. But I
have succeeded. My blood sugar level drops only to about eighty when this happens, a simple cookie will get me up and running after the event, but
the event is caused by a nitrogen compound expanding the arteries coupled with hypovolemia. I learned just eat more proteins and less carbs and it
rarely happens. Low blood sugar from too much insulin and depleted sugar somehow triggers the body to jump start ketone processing and this expands
the arteries, jumps up the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and the brain doesn't get much blood. They induce comas by reducing blood volume, that
is common in medicine. So a person can actually pass out. Upon laying down, blood flows to the brain again and things start working better. Most
older people do have more of a susceptibility to this, my research on myself and how foods interact with this may be able to help many old people.
Not all of course. Some medicines made can partially stop this action, but it is a treatment not a fix. Diet alterations can also fix this and when
fixed it is much better. No cure, just a more stable life