It has been two years now, started with a random blood glucose reading taken on January 1st, 2014, about an hour after breakfast. I forget the value, but my brother told me it was too high, that I needed to see my doctor. Within a few days I obtained a meter of my own -- they're free in Canada -- and began monitoring my fasting blood sugar, where "fasting" in this context means first thing in the morning, after not eating overnight. The chart is a plot of fasting blood glucose readings. The green band represents healthy levels. Below 4 mmol/L, readings are considered hypoglycaemic, too low in other words. A level above 7 is a symptom of diabetes. Between 5.5 and 7, one is said to be "pre-diabetic", with a fair chance of developing diabetes within a decade. Additional comments about the various phases labeled on the chart (BC, 1FpW, etc.) follow below.
BC: Better Choices (of food). FpW: Fasts per Week.
Hey, Prediabetes...Read this!
Get mad? Whatever. Get a meter? Yes!