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I have recently been advised to go on a low carb diet as my

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I have recently been advised to go on a low carb diet as my bloodwork came back with high blood glucose and high triglycerides. I have a home glucose monitor and have been testing in the mornings. When consuming my usual high carb diet, my fasting morning reading was anywhere from 120 to 140. Now that I am following a low carb diet, my morning fasting reading has spiked to 175+. I am not sure what to do? What is causing this? Should I stop following a low carb diet?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could I be experiencing ketoacidosis?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Medicine specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

Do you have any symptoms presently ?

Please note that the answer provided is for information purpose only and does not substitute a Doctor - Patient Consultation in Clinic

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No symptoms.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


KETOACIDOSIS IS ASSOCIATED WITH symptoms like dizzness , palpitations , sweating .

The low carb diet is not causing this.

What is your HB 1 AC level ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
7.2 but that was before starting the low carb diet. I am not sure what it is now.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Ok , try and get your HB A1C below 6.

The high sugar levels will need to be checked at least 3 days in the week to get the average.