Testing Glucose Levels

Testing Glucose Levels

November 2, 2019 0 By William Morgan


– Why would you want to test
your blood glucose levels
on a Ketogenic diet?
I’m Thomas DeLauer with Keto-Mojo
and I want to help you understand
why it’s important to test,
not only your ketones,
but to also test your blood glucose
while you’re on a Ketogenic diet.
You see, the Keto-Mojo device
is the gold standard of blood testing,
and blood testing is the gold standard
of overall ketone testing.
But what’s unique about
Keto Mojo is that Keto-Mojo
can also test your blood
glucose, and often times,
people wonder why would I
even want to test my glucose.
Well, the interesting thing
is when you have ketones
present in the blood,
it’s not like your blood
glucose goes to zero, see,
we’re never going to have
our blood glucose go to zero
because we always have specific functions
in the body that require glucose
and whether or not are
body is creating glucose
from breaking down protein or
from remnants of carbohydrates
that we consume, we are
still creating glucose.
So it’s really important to know
that when you test your glucose levels,
you could have a varying number,
you could have a glucose
level that is higher
than anticipated or it could
be lower than anticipated,
and a lot of times, it’ll
tell you what your body
is doing at that very point in time.
It’s not like you have to test
your glucose levels all the time,
but by testing your glucose levels
in conjunction with your ketone levels,
you can learn a lot about a specific food.
A good example is Olin flour.
You see, Olin flour contains
some carbohydrates in it,
so we might actually find
that our glucose levels
go up a little bit while simultaneously,
our ketone levels go down,
which is telling us that
we’re slowing getting kicked
a little bit out of ketosis
and raising our blood glucose
by consuming a certain food.
But another thing that’s interesting
is a lot of times people will find
that right after a workout,
their ketone levels will drop
and their glucose levels will be elevated,
and that’s kind of a normal response
because it’s simple gluconeogenesis
where the body starts to break
down some of the protein,
and some of the other components of cells
into a usable form of glucose,
but it tells us a lot about how
catabolic we could be going.
I know catabolic’s kind of a $10 word,
but catabolic simply means
how much muscle we could be breaking down.
So if our glucose levels
start to go too high,
even when our ketone
levels are somewhat high,
we could be finding that we’re in a state
where you need to up our
calories a little bit more
or up our fats a little
bit more to counteract
the effect of the glucose
that’s coming into the equation
meaning that the body is starting
to break some tissues down.
So the Keto-Mojo device
has the unique ability
to test ketones on one strip
and glucose on another strip,
it makes life very, very easy
in one pretty clean sweep
to determine where you’re at.
One of the things that
I like to do the most
is self experiment with different foods
and see where my glucose reading lands
because that way I know if a certain food
is going to have an effect
on me later on in the day.
So make sure that you’re
keeping it locked in here
with Keto Mojo and make
sure that you’re testing
not only your blood ketone levels,
but also your blood glucose
levels so you can truly know
the bio individuality of you as a person.
I’ll see you in the next video.