I added a couple of pages to my blog. I scanned my blood sugar readings into the computer and decided to post them by years. I wanted to show how quick my blood sugar dropped after being diagnosed. I didn’t know what I’m doing. Still don’t. But whatever I’m doing is working. I just posted the proof.
I don’t know if it was the Metformin, low carb vegetables, drinking 8 glasses of water, adding 2-3 ounces of vinegar to my salad or what. All I know is my numbers dropped down is a very short amount of time.
At the top of the first chart, it was on 2/19/09 when I had my blood drawn. That day my blood sugar was 366. On 2/26/09 was when they took my blood sugar reading at the urgent care clinic. It was 281. On 3/1/09 was when I bought my first meter and starting testing. That night it was 228.
At first I was testing before and two hours after eating. My numbers were very high and I wanted to see if they were coming back down after 2 hours. I wasn’t interested in the peaks at that time.
After joining Dlife my numbers had been pretty good for some time and I was starting to wonder about the picks. How high was my blood sugar going. There is a guy on Dlife who refers people to his blog. He has written a lot about testing. I read his blog for a couple of days and found it very good. He has a lot of useful information. Its one of the websites you can access here on my blog roll for Diabetic Websites. He tells people to find their peak and test then. So for the last year, I have been testing before and 1 hour after eating.
The charts on the page don’t look to good and are hard to read. Each chart has 4 weeks of testing. If you click the mouse over the chart you will get a lot better view of my readings. You can even zoom up and get a real close view if you want. You have to hit the browser back button to get back to my blog to look at another chart.
The reason for posting them is to show how fast, numbers can come down when you eat the right diet. I cut starchy carbs down to almost nothing. Lately I have been trying new foods and some day hope to be able to add whole grain foods and brown or wild rice. Time will tell. By now, most people who read my blog should know what I eat. I’m currently working on setting up menus on Sparkpeople. I would like to lose a few pounds and need to pay attention to how many calories I consume. If I ever finish, maybe I can post them also.
I uploaded a blank chart I use and put a link to it. Just click on the green text. Blood Sugar Chart Blank It’s even in color. I print it out in black and white. Most printers have an option to use only blank ink. If you like the chart I use, you can print it from your browser. I printed a copy using the Microsoft Internet Explorer.