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 (lef.org) 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