I started Keto and Intermittent Fasting last week, actually did 24-hour fast Black Friday and then have been following keto ever since. For reference, I’ve had blood sugar for several years, but have been in complete denial and have not treated it with metformin or insulin. After Thanksgiving feasting, I felt horrible and my blood sugar was like 364, so I said F@#$ It and decided to dive into keto and fasting.
Four days later, I’m starting to see my blood sugar lower in the tail end of the day, I’ve started seeing more manageable numbers. For instance, I fasted for 25 hours from Sunday night to Monday night, and here are my readings from yesterday:
6:54 AM – 234
1:38 PM – 177
4:53 PM – 148
6:36 PM – 132
Then I broke my fast last night with a plate of sausage (zero carbs) and then restarted my fast at 10.
The problem is, I took my blood sugar again at 6:14 AM this morning and it was 198.
Does it take a while for fasting blood sugar to come down? Should I keep fasting an maybe explore longer fasts?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.