FAQs

 

This is where you should answer the most common questions prospective customers might have.

 


 

What do you mean by PP readings and when to take them?

  • PP readings means Post-Prandial readings (meal taken either after a breakfast or lunch or dinner). It should be taken 2 hours after you begin taking a meal, after you swallow the first morsel.

 


 

What do you mean by PP1, PP2 and PP3 readings?

  • PP1 means = after breakfast,

    PP2 means = after lunch and

    PP3 means = after dinner.

 


 

When to take fasting readings?

  • As soon as you are awake, before you walk around or brush your teeth. Keep the glucometer near your bed for ease in taking readings.

 


 

If I am only on oral medicines, which readings should I take?

  • Those people who are taking tablets only, should in the beginning take fasting and PP2 (post lunch) readings only. Furthermore, you will receive advice from your Doctor.

 


 

If I am on insulin, should I take all 3 PP readings?

  • Yes, people on insulin need to take all 3 PP readings.

 


 

Do people go into hypo-glycemia during the diabetes reversal phase?

  • Yes, during the diabetes reversal phase, people may go into hypo - especially around 3-5 am early morning or around 3-5 pm late afternoon. You have to be in touch with your Doctor daily during this phase and gradually titrate (progressively reduce) your tablets or insulin step by step under proper guidance.

 


 

When does hypo happen and what should I do?

  • Hypo may happen on a day of extra physical activity. If blood glucose is < 90 mg/dL, take a snack of 15 grams carbs and check blood glucose before sleeping. It should be >100mg/dL.

    You can also have jaggery, sugar, dates, fruit juice-whatever is readily available. Some people carry Falero toffee with them as it becomes very handy.

 


 

What is dawn phenomenon wherein, there is an abnormal high fasting blood sugar level as compared to previous night PP3, even though I have not eaten anything after dinner?

  • The dawn phenomenon, also called the dawn effect, is an abnormal early morning increase in blood sugar (glucose) -usually between 2 am and 8 am-especially in people with diabetes. This is linked to hormonal changes in the early morning which helps release stored glucose from the body into the blood stream. Dawn effect may also be caused by insufficient insulin the previous night, insufficient medication dosage or inadequate carbohydrate consumption at bedtime.

 


 

In the initial stages of diabetes reversal phase, why do my blood sugars fluctuates even with slight variation in diet and exercise?

  • During the diabetes reversal phase, our internal system is still adapting to the changes in diet and exercise. It takes time for the body to be strong and efficient enough to handle even slight deviations for the better. This will gradually improve as time passes and you may be able to record a normal OGT test (OGTT). A 2 hour PP glucose reading =< 140 mg/dL after having 75gms of glucose is a normal OGT test.

 


 

When can I be declared as having reversed diabetes?

  • After following the 'Diabetes Reversal Program' and 3 months subsequent to stoppage of all insulin and medicines, you need to do an OGT test as stated above. For this test you will be administered 75 gms of glucose. If your 2 hour PP reading is less than 140 mg/dL, you will be declared to have reversed diabetes completely.

 


 

On Juice Feasting Day, do I have to take diabetic medicines?

  • If your fasting and random blood sugar levels are below 140 mg/dL, you can skip your insulin and medicines.

 


 

What about B.P. medicines on juice feasting day?

  • It depends on the number of medicines. If you are only on one B.P. tablet, you can skip the medicine. If you are taking 2 or more medicines, please consult your Doctor.

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