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3 Days of blood glucose testing

Thursday, May 01, 2014

OK, today is my 3rd and last day of blood glucose testing for awhile. That will give my fingers some rest from the poking. I'll pick up testing again to see the effect of certain foods and supplements. But for now I have some preliminary conclusion from these 3 days of testing.

First the results of day 3:
12:15 PM 106 start lunch
2:07 PM 131
3:03 PM 118

8:15 PM 104 start dinner
9:30 PM ate nuts & 4 dates
10:30 PM 125
11:35 PM 133

The testing is definitely an eye opener. Everyone should test this for themselves. I'm not diabetic but I'm so glad to have done this. Thank you once again to Birgit for the example and inspiration.

My general observation and theories:
1) Never start off the day with carb. The coconut water sent my BG through the roof and it seems to set the tone for the rest of the day.
2) On meals with avocado, my numbers seem to be better. I think it's the fat in the avocado. Eat more fat is the message, animal fat included.
3) Always eat protein and fat with carbs. In that order.
4) My baseline numbers are high. This is good to know since I'll be using herbs like cinnamon and experiment with bitter melon to see if I can get my baseline numbers down.

By the time, you find out that you're diabetic, it's already too late as the B-cells in your pancreas is 80% destroyed. My A1C is 6.3 and the Life Extension ( recommends to keep it below 5.6. I believe them. Thus, I have work to do and the testing has opened my eyes.

The takeaway is, yes, cut back on carbs. Eat more fat. Never eat carb by itself, always with protein and plenty of fat.

Mid morning snack: Goji berries, mixed nuts

Lunch: Squid for protein

Dinner: 2 eggs for protein
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Great job on testing. It is an eye opener to see how certain foods can affect us. You might also be interested in this article:

    Snip from there: "glucosamine reduces metabolism of nutritive sugars, as was already shown some 50 years ago"

    I had no idea it helped improve sugar metabolism, but it might be worth checking out. Keep up the good work.
    1418 days ago
    hey at least it sounds like I start the day well with my egg whites and avocado.
    1419 days ago
    Information is power. emoticon emoticon
    1419 days ago
    It's great that you're being so proactive! I think you're really on to something. I've always found that carbs in the morning screwed me up for the day; I was always better off starting with good quality protein and fat, like eggs.

    1419 days ago
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