Blood Sugar Plan

Whether you want to lose weight, increase energy, improve mental focus, heal injuries, sleep better, or enhance athletic performance learning about your daily blood sugar flucuations is the single most powerful tool at your disposal. This tool is not just for diabetics.

 

So many things affect blood sugar levels - not only foods, but sleep, illness, medications, artificial sweeteners, exercise, and stress.

How The Plan Works - 30 days

 

  1. Complete the Lifestyle Questionnaire (takes < 5 minutes). Click here.

  2. Test your Blood Glucose first thing in the morning, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, and 120 minutes after each meal.

  3. Text me (214-531-7939) a picture of each meal every day.

 

That's it!

 

We will work together daily to optimize your food choices which will help you maintain optimal blood sugar levels. After a few weeks you will fully understand the ramifications of your lifestyle choices and be empowered to make the changes necessary to reach your goals. And, you won't have to prick your fingers any longer! 

 

Let's get started!

 

FAQ

 

What Blood Glucose Monitor Do I Buy?

You can purchase a blood glucose meter from Amazon or at your local drug store (I receive nothing for this purchase). A kit (monitor, 50 - 100 test strips, and lancets) typically costs around $30.00 - $50.00 dollars. Which one is best? Here is a recent review article. Don't fret about this decision. Just buy one and use the same one throughout the plan. You will need 120 test strips if you take your readings four times per day for one month. Starting with a 100 strip kit is fine.

 

When to Test Your Blood Glucose

 

Morning Blood Glucose: take your reading first thing in the morning before you eat or drink anything. 

  • > 126 mg/dl is considered diabetes (Ref)​

  • 100 mg/dl - 125 mg/dl is considered pre-diabetes

  • Optimal health range: 70 mg/dl to 90 mg/dl (Ref) (Ref) (Ref)

 

​Post Meal ("post-prandial") Blood Glucose: different foods will have different affects on an individual's blood sugar. Wide swings are the problem and discovering what foods cause those wide swings can have a powerful impact on your health (and if you are an athlete, your performance).

 

By taking a reading 30/60/120 minutes after you eat, you can learn what foods are right for you. Specifically, you will discover what carbohydrate sources (bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, squash, etc.) cause an abnormally high spike in your blood sugar. Remove them from your diet and you will see the dramatic effect it will have.​ Most doctors are not familiar with the most current research nor do they teach you to measure your blood sugar after you eat.

Normal Blood Sugar Response

  • 30 minutes after eating: Blood sugar rises to its highest amount (preferably no greater than 150 mg/dl)

  • 60 minutes after eating: Blood sugar has lowered significantly (about 100 - 120 mg/dl)

  • 90 minutes after eating: Blood sugar continues to lower but still above fasting level

  • 120 minutes after eating: Blood sugar back to fasting levels

Abnormal Blood Sugar Response: There are three variations and any of these is abnormal.

Variation 1

  • 30 minutes after eating: Blood sugar peaks (rises to its highest amount - preferably no greater than 150 mg/dl)

  • 60 minutes after eating: Blood sugar is the same or has lowered only slightly 

  • 90 minutes after eating: Blood sugar is the same or has lowered only slightly

  • 120 minutes after eating: Blood sugar is the same or has lowered only slightly

  • 180 - 240 minutes: Blood sugar back to fasting levels

Variation 2

  • 30 minutes after eating: Blood sugar rises, but not to its peak

  • 60 minutes after eating: Blood sugar peaks 

  • 90 minutes after eating: Blood sugar is the same or has lowered only slightly

  • 120 minutes after eating: Blood sugar is the same or has lowered only slightly

  • 180 - 240 minutes: Blood sugar back to fasting levels

Variation 3/4

  • 30 minutes after eating: Blood sugar rises, but not to its peak

  • 60 minutes after eating: Blood sugar continues to rise, but not to its peak 

  • 90 minutes after eating: Blood sugar may have reached its peak or continues to rise

  • 120 minutes after eating: Blood sugar is the same as 90 minutes

  • 180 - 240 minutes: Blood sugar back to fasting levels

 

Will This Plan Work?

That is up to you. If you give it your full attention for the next 30 days, you can have a life changing experience. There is simply no downside to making this your focus for one month.

Virtual Consultation & Blood Work

Some people find great value in a one on one consultation. We do this by phone or a video platform that we can use together (Skype, Zoom, etc). Click here for more information.

 

If you would like to get a full panel of blood work in addition to monitoring their blood glucose, you can order blood work here

 

Reference Articles

Are You Insulin Resistant?

Important Warning Signs of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Understanding Joseph Kraft’s Diabetes In Situ- T2D 24

Even Slightly Elevated Fasting Blood Sugar Is Harmful

When Normal Fasting Blood Glucose Results Aren't Necessarily "Fine"

Early Detection of Insulin Resistance for Improved Patient Outcomes

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