Reversing Type 2 Diabetes, The Ups and Downs
Have to keep the long term in mind
Reversing type 2 diabetes this morning seemed not an accurate statement. Making it worse felt more accurate. Must have been that big sweet potato I had last night. Late last night.
My fasting blood glucose spiked this morning and it really bugged me. Depressed me really. It was 110 mg/dl, which is not great, but not a problem either. The good thing is that it did motivate me to really ride a bit harder than yesterday, not that is going to make a dramatic difference.
As if right on cue, I did find an article this morning about the Nine Diabetes Terms We Can Do Without. It did mange to lighten my funk a bit.
Right there, number two, I am not my number. We all tend to take a given glucose test number to heart. At that moment is time, that number is who I am., for better or worse. Yet I know that if my doctor say it, he would shrug his shoulders and day, “doesn’t mean much.”
The Licensed Diabetes Educator I met with when I first got going on this said anything under 120 mg/dl is fine. So by that score, I am doing okay. But must of us tend to work in a range of 70 to 100 mg/dl . Yesterday it was 97 mg/dl. In the safe zone. Below is a chart I keep around for no other reason than it’s in a I-know-not-what-language and it tells me that this morning I am just one little mg/dl out of normal. The Kroger Pharmacy in our neighborhood says anything under 130 mg/dl is okay.
- Fasting Blood Glucose Level: 110 mg/dl. Gulp.
- Weight: 187lbs. Closer to 186, but lets keep it honest and conservative.
- Exercise: 45 minutes of fast and furious pedaling.
- Mood: Pass the Cymbalta
- Breakfast: The usual morning medley of fresh fruit and oatmeal with craisins.
- Lunch: Peanut butter sandwich and some cherries. I just wanted a peanut butter sandwich.
- Dinner: Spiced black bean, grilled avocado and queso fresco tacos
- Snacks: A few almonds.