I think you both don’t have it correct.
If you follow Dr. Ann Childers on Twitter (@AnnChildersMD), she posted about someone with a fantastic blood sugar response, and then showed a Kraft test on them. It was horrible. Abysmal. Her insulin was high for an insanely long time.
The glucose is great, the insulin is not:
For comparison, here are my results:
There’s not a direct comparison, because they measured that person at 2.5 hours, and my test measured at 2 hours, but at 2 hours my blood sugar is (might be?) probably higher, but my insulin is wayyyyyy under that person’s level. And I took the test without upping carbs, which is what they recommend.
So, that person has good/normal blood sugar results, but bad insulin results.
And based on what I see on this board, the blood sugar of people is all over the map. Mine is near/around 100 (US units, about 5.6) every morning, and drops into the upper 70s/low 80s during the day. I see people higher or lower than that.
What I’d like to know is what (ideally) I (that is, little old me) should be when eating low carb. I don’t know that. I know of no resource that can tell me that, either.
I do know that after 6.5 years of low carb/keto and 4+ years of testing, my morning blood sugar MIGHT be slightly lower than it used to be. I say MIGHT be, because pin prick testers are considered to be 100% accurate if they are within 15% of the true value. That means 100 plus or minus 15, which is a high error.
I have seen less than 100 the last bunch of days, though.