I have been following the Bernstein low carb solution for the past 3.5 months. My A1C in January was at a record high of 8.2. I had to take control and do something about it so I read the Bernstein Solution after having seen reference to it on this website! I'm a T1 and have been on a pump for close to a year now - diagnosed 7 years ago. I am 46 years old.
I have just received my latest blood work, and while my A1C is at a record low of 5.9 (aiming to bring it down even further) my Cholesterol profile has changed. My Cholesterol was 193 and is now 220. My Triglycerides are at 90 from 129. My H.D.L is steady at 63 but my LDL went to 119 from 104.
For this blood test, I asked to have my thyroid checked. While my T3 and T4 are within the reference range, 2.16 and 0.98, respectively, my TSH is at 6.32. I read in the Diabetes Solution book that the rise in cholesterol when starting the Bernstein diet can be attributed to a decline of thyroid activity.
I should also add that I take a 10mg dose of Statins daily. My new Endo has just prescribed 50 mcg Thyronorm to address the decline in my thyroid activity.
I have to say, that the fatigue I experienced before starting the thyroid meds three days ago is nothing like i'm experiencing now. Have others experienced increase fatigue after starting on Thyronorm?
Thanks for your reply Judith. Are you still on LC? I'm thinking of adding some good carbs (oxymoron perhaps) to my diet. For instane, i would mind increasing Breakfast to 20g carbs by having some oatmeal with a quarter apple an walnuts thrown in...
I can't say I'm feeling that healthy these days. I think I'm also developing word symptoms from the thyroid meds...time will tell...which brings me to your statement that we are our own guinea pigs....Bill...currently posted in New Delhi