The chart above is not the PQRS of an EKG, it’s a blood glucose spike, followed with a brief hypoglycemic episode.
Both events were asymptomatic – I had no idea they happened until I checked continuous glucose monitor readings later.
What must have happened is the diet soda I ordered at our favorite beer garden was delivered as a sugar sweetened version.
I could just imagine the insulin spike that must have been created this one time, and yet, for most Americans, this is happening every day, multiple times a day, and they don’t know it. Experiments with Continuous Glucose Monitors show it:
And national numbers do as well, the fasting blood glucose level of Americans has been rising:
As has our weight. The two are probably related.
As I mentioned in part 7 of this series, for a person without known diabetes/prediabetes who is fat adapted (via a low-carbohydrate, healthy fat, or #LCHF diet), the response to a carbohydrate load may be different than a person who is carbohydrate adapted or continually seeing a massive deluge of carbohydrates and/or processed foods.
In a person who is not diabetic and specifically not type 1 diabetic and therefore produces insulin, this is not as dangerous as it would be for someone who does not produce insulin.
As has been shown by @DikemanDave – keeping carbohydrate intake managed overall gives a better result.
Success in avoiding diabetic complications has a very large part to do with identification, admission and subsequent removal of the glucose foods – grain, starch, sugar and froot – as they are the most potent culprit in rollercoaster, elevated blood glucose. pic.twitter.com/UQT5j4jnX9
For me, a resumption back to my #LCHF eating pattern showed a similarly flat curve.
And maybe the desire to order water from now on in restaurants 🙂 .
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