I will update my recent EF results in here once it is complete and compare to my previous fast tomorrow - the resulting are surprisingly different. However, I thought something was pretty funny (and disturbing!) that I wanted to share first. Last night (at hour 148 or so) I put on a CGM to track my glucose during my last fasting night and then to see what happens when I start eating later tonight and for the next 10 days on carnivore with noticeable protein differences in my diet.
First off, the Dexcom 6 overrides silent options for “urgent low” glucose readings and beeps every time your blood sugar goes below the minimum, which you can set at a lowest value of 3.1 mmol/L (I am sure mostly for people taking insulin). After a two hour warmup, it started taking readings at 12:30 am (I calibrated and tried to go back to sleep) and it started beeping by 2:30 am when my glucose fell to 2.9. It beeped all damn night every 30 minutes. From 3:30 - 5 am my glucose reads as “LOW” and Dexcom uses a value of 2.2 mmol/L for calculations, but as it was a perfectly straight line for 90 minutes (never happens). I am sure it dipped below that value quite a few times in that timespan and I reached the limits of the CGM. Who knows how low, but clearly lower than the monitor can measure accurately. I did not sleep well at all (nor did my wife who did not complain - but she did tell me to sleep somewhere else tonight - lol). Here is the CGM data - note the flatline in the middle.
Yesterday I supplemented with Magnesium Aspartate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Disodium Phosphate and a pinch or two of salt. Today I am supplementing with Magnesium Aspartate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Zinc Picolinate, Potassium Chloride, Disodium Phosphate, 3X100 mg Benfotiamine.