Glucometer for Opti Phase -- Did you get one? Did you get hypoglycemic?
on 11/10/13 12:33 pm
For those who have been on the Opti diet, did you get a glucometer? Did you become hypoglycemic at any point (either during Opti or post-surgery)?
Referral: Apr 2013; Orientation (HRRH): Aug 12, 2013; 1st Surgeon Appt (Dr Sohi): Aug 23, 2013; SW/RD/RN: Nov 8, 2013; Internist (Dr Glazer): Nov 14, 2013; 2nd Surgeon Appt: Nov 20, 2013; Start Opti: Jan 3, 2013; PATTS: Jan 16, 2014; Surgery: Jan 24, 2014
on 11/11/13 12:12 am, edited 11/11/13 12:13 am - Windsor, Canada
I was diabetic. My metformin was stopped soon after starting on Optifast. I'm two months post-op. no Metfomin and sugar is normal. I don't know about people who are not diabetic but my glucose levels definitely decreased during Optifast.
I have found my sugars in afternoon are 4.3, sometimes after I'm doing house work the go to 3.9. I'm very tired and feel like I can go to sleep immedicately.
I'm seeing my family doc tomorrow, gonna chat with him. See what he says. I am struggling with energy level and ability to concentrate
Unless you are diabetic I would not think you would have an issue. I have not heard of any non diabetic having sugar issues. 2 yr out I have had a couple of lows.