TESTING THE EFFECTS OF FOODS ON MY BLOOD GLUCOSE (BG)
What I do is #1 to take a BG reading before I test a food. That is my baseline reading.
#3 eat a recommended serving of that food.
#4 Then 2 hrs lafter my first bite I take a "postpramdial" reading. That will tell me how much that particular portion of food has raised my BG levels over my baseline readings. If it raises my BG less than 50 pts, I may eat that portion without much trouble. If it raises my BG over 50 then I need decide whether it is too much over 50 or not and I may want to retest it with a lower portion size. If it is closer to a 100 pts raise then I usually decide to avoid that food altogether.
#5 I then put a page in my 3 ring binder with that food on it, and record the baseline, the portion conumed and the postprandial results, and my decisions made, whether to retest with a lower portion, and then results of that test, or if I decided to avoid that food altogether.
I do that so I remember what I've tested and what my decisions were, so I don't have to test again needlessly.
That way I have a book of what works for ME and my metabolism specifically.
To some it may seem like a lot of testing. But to me the cost of the stips I use (I usually buy extra and pay for those out of my pocket) is worth the information on my unique metabolism and how it handles food, and what I can eat, what I should eat sparingly, and that which I absolutely must avoid.
I pray you may find this of use to you!
Blessings to you and yours
To your BETTER health.
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