Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Importance of Testing Your Sugar Level

I had been rather blase about my sugar level. In fact, I had never even considered testing myself. That it is until this past summer when I feared that I had developed hypoglycemia. I found my way into an unnamed 'Big Box Department store'. I bought a small, testing kit which was kept in a small, keather.handheld, zipper bag;

I took the testing device into Medicor Clinc  Toronto with me to explain why I had bought it. Dr. Kahn looked at the readout and said, "That  reading is a high one."  I developed an instant curiousity.

"Is that bad", I asked.

He looked at me and replied: "Look at it this way. The higher your blood sugar reading the more glucose you are feeding your tumours.

Three or so months drifted by and I did another test yesterday and had two readings of 9.4/ 9.5.

This stopped me in my tracks. I stopped and worked my way through my diet and came to the conclusion that I had just been eating glycemic foods or at least food that allowed for such a fast release of energy that it drove my sugar levels over the top.

I had just finished a small desert of fruit: a piece of chopped green pear, a small handful of blackberries and raspberries. I arrived at the conclusion that it was a dietary matter and that being so, then I could easily avoid punching out higher then reasonable scores.'

I have since decided to engage in daily blood testing and to take time to reflect on what may be giving me high sugar readings, and I now had in my hand a device which could prove invaluable in self management and strengthening the power of my choices.

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