Hi all, I am truly stumped about my fasting blood sugar. I went off the rails last night and had a rare binge (crackers, cookies, chips and a couple glasses of wine) and I was shocked to find my am fasting glucose this morning was lower than it’s been in weeks…95. Usually it’s in the 105-115 range when I stay on plan with healthy keto and fasting the day before. Any ideas why this happened?
I have read about the Somogyi Effect—that sometimes the liver pumps out glucose if your blood sugar drops too low during the night. Could this be the reason I usually have high FBS? Too low BS in the middle of the night from keto + IF? If so, the standard recommendation is to eat something carby before bed—an apple with cheese or crackers with peanut butter. I’d rather not do that as it would break my fast and take me out of ketosis.
For background. I have T2D that has been controlled/reversed with keto + IF. I also take metformin with my midday meal.