I have been on Keto for seven months and have seen the weight drop off – 12 kgs and I am now at a healthy 23.1 BMI.
The problem I have, and why I am looking into the BSD, is that I cannot get my sugars consistently under 8 mmol/L. I am Type 2 diabetic, have been for about 12 years.
When I started Keto I was on metformin and gliclazide. 2 months in I had the usual blood tests – all amazing results! A1C was 5.2, LDL 6, HDL 1.0, Triglycerides high at 8 but way down from 21 a year earlier. Regular home testing showed by bloods consistently between 4.5 and 6.
Given I had had one episode where my sugars went below 4 my doctor took me off Gliclazide. This is when the sugars went high and I just can’t get them below 8 with any consistency. I am still on IF 18:6 and keto at between 18 and 25g of carbs per day, protein around 65g per day and fat at 100-110g per day.
So my question is will the BSD in any of its forms help me at all, or should I just go back on the gliclazide?