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After the Meltdown, What?


A few days ago I had some disappointing blood glucose readings and kind of melted down over it. (If you missed the post, you can catch up on it here.)

There are three measurements I’m mostly interested in right now: blood glucose, weight and inches gained or lost.

In past years I would have only cared about weight, but now I’m more concerned with the glucose readings. After all, the object of this whole effort is to reverse the diabetes and regain good health. Weight loss is a side effect of getting healthier.

So I was totally ecstatic when I got some incredibly low glucose measurements during the active week on the UltraSimple Diet. Most notable were the Day 7 fasting number of 97 and an after-lunch 100 on Day 6.

That’s why the recent fasting glucose of 121 was such an enormous disappointment. In fact, it threw me into such a tailspin that I haven’t checked it since.

Now, I keep reminding myself that I didn’t develop diabetes overnight, and I won’t reverse it overnight either. I spent about 50 years getting there, and only one-tenth the time trying to make it go away.

Just because I got a single reading that was high doesn’t mean I’m not moving in the right direction.

I’ve taken corn back out of my food plan for now, on the theory that it was responsible for the spike. Tomorrow I’ll test in the morning, and hopefully it will be lower. If not, I’ll have to figure out how to deal with it.

For now, I’ve put a little chart on the home page so I can share my progress with you. It shows the three most important measurements: weight, inches and glucose.

The good news is, I’ve lost 5-3/4 pounds, 6.3 inches, and my (high?) fasting glucose the other days was still 6 points less than it was just before I started the diet.

Whew! I feel better already.

PS. I just discovered some fairly inexpensive home tests for A1C! I’m ordering one, and I’ll share those results with you too.

What do you do to get back on track after a disappointment?

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  1. Congrats on your progress! Do you journal your food at all? If not, that might help you narrow down the foods that might be causing your blood sugar spikes. Also great to know that there’s now an at home A1c test.

  2. This is a fantastic article about personal training. I’m a college student just trying to learn more about the nutrition business and I really enjoyed your post. Keep up the great job!

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