Most of you will understand the overeating principle, I just thought I explain what's going on. From a young age I have been taught to properly finnish my dish and I still strictly do. So I tend not to notice too well that I'm overeating other than the time it takes me to get through the meal, the time it takes me to swallow or period of low energy levels after meals.
I thought the best way to control this habit would be by monitoring my blood sugar levels during the day and monitoring the effects that overeating have on my blood sugar. As this is why I shouldn't eat too much, it causes this dip in energy levels for quite some time, in which it can be tempting to eat even more (Type 3 diabetics
), but i got that under control allright. So i thought who better to ask than online diabetics..
If I would want to monitor my blood sugar,
1. Where can I find an affordable meter and test strips of some sort?
2. What would be the smartest times to monitor my blood sugar, just one hour before and two hours after meal?
3. Will two measurements per meal be sufficient?
4. What if I happen to be an athlete that is basically working out etc. all day and therefore snacking all the time as well.
5. I assume I shouldnt snack or anything with this type of experimenting but how could I monitor the effects of snacking on my blood glucose, test more often what are the time frames I should be looking at?
6. Would everyone agree upon the given information that I am very insulin sensitive / insulin responsive?
Monitoring is great, no such thing as over monitoring in my dictionary, only a thing called under analysing