I have been taking Androgel every evening for three years
and eating carbs without limit. Over the years my fasting level crept up to 139.
about a month ago, I was diagnosed as a diabetic with a A1C
of 6.8. Now, I have a blood glucose
monitor which I check frequently, correlating carbs intake at meals with
glucose two hours later. My carb intake
is drastically down nowadays with a fasting level about 100-105.
After a 50 gram meal, I typically read 120 two hours later,
and a 30 gram meal produced about 120.
Two days ago, I ran out of Androgel and for the first time
in months, I did not dose Androgel. One
day later, a 50 gram[carb] meal produced 156 reading. A day later, a 30 gram[carb] meal
produced 145 reading. Assuming that the
T-Level is inversely proportional to Glycemic level, the denial of Testosterone
seems to increase the blood glucose level by about 30 two hours after a typical meal of
50 grams of carbs.
Does anyone else who takes Androgel regularly experience