lilamp: (half)
oh hey, i'm dumb and totally forgot that i've also been taking pseudoephedrine at night to deal with the stupid phlegm factory in my sinuses. so yeah, multiple stimulants before bed could certainly explain high fasting glucose. ooh, i wonder if i'm actually going hypoglycemic at night, because i've been waking with night sweats. could be explained by drug induced insulin spike causing glucose crash with rebound (Somogyi effect)... i must learn more about insulin and glucose metabolism. most of the literature is related to diabetes, and i don't know how it might apply differently to someone who generally has just high normal glucose with possibly some insulin resistance. so far everything i know is from gary taubes' books and the art and science of low carbohydrate living.

just now i got a reading of 99 at about 2 hrs postprandial.

Date: 2013-01-20 01:41 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
hmm N is also following gary taubes but is not doing insulin testing...maybe he should?

Date: 2013-01-20 03:05 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
his were higher than mine so i think he probably should

hmm though the last time we played around with the glucose testing he was at a very different weight i think

he carries his fat in the abdomen, as does his father
Edited Date: 2013-01-20 03:06 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-01-20 04:21 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Testing insulin is hard; testing glucose is easy.

Walmart sells an inexpensive meter and has, by far, the least expensive test strips I've seen (eighteen cents each vs. over a dollar for many brand names). (The walmart brand to look for is Reli-On Prime.) Also interesting is getting an A1C test--which you can also buy at walmart (though I'm not sure I trust it).

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