Johnwen wrote:Morning sugar spikes!!!
seriously, 160mg/dl is kind of high but not unusual for first awaking levels.
I think what you saw was the effects of the V-C blocking the serum glucose from entering the cells which is a good sign because it means your body is using the C over the sugar.
More torture! try getting a reading 1st thing like you did at 6.56 then drink about 6 to 8 oz of water wait about 10 min. then another reading then the V-C about 10min again then reading. Even slight dehydration in the am will cause spikes and high levels of sugar which can throw things off. If you mixed your C with water the liquid will throw the levels off also.
To get a good base line number on your sugar try mid day after your up and about and before Lunch again make sure you have drank enough liquids over the course of the am. before the stick.
This way once you establish a base line figure you'll get a idea of your normal glucose levels and the effects of the V-C. and not just the bodies sugar rush in the am. Remember the Brain is the biggest user of sugar in the body and going from sleep to awake takes a lot of sugar to produce the energy it needs to get back on line and it opens the flood gates on the sugar stores to get what it needs. thus the AM spikes and high levels.
randian wrote:Do you have any idea what the measurement variance is? I find it odd that your levels are lower at 11:52 than at 11:12, even though you took a scoop of C in between.
Talked to rep from a company that makes these meters. He said "as follows"
Take 3.381 oz. of purified water (1dl) and add 100mg of pure V-C mix it well and let it set for about 5min. mix and use it in place of blood on the test strip 1 drop and insert it in meter and read. If it says OVER LIMITS which is 500mg/dl it's a cheap unreliable meter if it reads anywhere from 100 to 150 it is reading the V-C and may not give a good glucose reading while taking V-C. If it reads 0 or error it's not reading the V-C and gives normal or comparative readings with blood it's what they consider a good meter! (end quote)
One more test would be to add a pinch @100mg of sea salt with the V-c or use sodium ascorbate and see what kind rise happens. I suspect the rise will be minimal as the body will use it as fast as it hits the blood. Which means the reserves would be empty as fast as it goes in.
Question 1. Again, can you explain the purpose of the first glass of plain water? Do you think I should introduce that into the protocol tomorrow?
Question 2. I have been taking the measurements (save one just before lunch) when I wake up after fasting. Do you think that really matters? Once the blood levels have dropped, do you think I could repeat the test maybe in a hour w/valid results (at least up to bowel tolerance!)
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