Back in January, 2009, my annual reading was Glucose level 100. During the year, I had started exercising and results for the following months were:
Sept ’09 = 86 (marked improvement)
Dec ’09 = 95
April 2010 = 89
Back in November, 2010, I quit smoking for the first time; and happy to report that I am still smoke-free.
I am also hypothyroid since 2001, but was under medicated due to the smoking that masked system of thyroid problems.
Anyhow, after quitting I went thru a Thyroid storm for quite some time, and now I’m getting much better. Over that period, I had gained 30-35 LBs and my glucose blood results are as follows:
Oct, 2010 =103
Dec, 2010 = 106
March, 2011 = 100
The doctor told me to start watching my eating habits and advise me to do some low carbing.
I started exercising again and started the Atkins Diet back in mid-May (the first diet I have ever done). I have cut out all starchy food, no bread, no rice, no potatoes, no pasta, etc. I find that I like it eating veggies and meat very much and it is not a problem for me (I love both). I was never a sweet lover. I’ll have cakes on occasion at parties and a candy here or there. It’s hard getting over the mindset of increasing Fat. Now I've been on Atkins since mid May thru now (2 1/2 months) and have not deviated from the Plan.
On Wednesday, August 3rd, I bought a Glucose reading meter (One-Touch) and started logging my results. Now being on the Akins Diet, I log my food daily and I have never been over 50 Carbohydrates total daily. I barely go over 40-45 Carbs
My net Carbs range between 20 – 30 daily.
I eat what’s in the range of proteins and fats for my height and my Carbs only come from the recommended vegetables. I also log my exercise too.
My fasting results for the first day = 106; Before meal = 121; After meal = 109 (2 hours) and after 20 minutes of exercise = 99 (this was just a test on exercise to see if my #'s improved)
The 2nd day fasting = 111, Before meal = 121; After meal = 104.
My question is……if my carbs are so minimal, what is causing my fasting to be over 100
. Just too baffling. I exercise for 4 days/week and on some days 1 1/2 hours, depending on my energy level.
I won’t go for another lab testing for another 3 months.
Please help! Thanks.