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February 13, 2015

I need to stay awake (, )

by fluffy at 12:57 AM

Last November I got a wake-up call regarding my health. I was pretty good at following a low-sugar diet for a while, but lately I've been backsliding and ingesting more sugar again. And now I'm getting some of the same symptoms as back then: crawling skin, dry mouth, frequent urination, water retention, and so on.

I've mostly been good about things, usually opting for low- or no-sugar options when available, but today I drank a soda and ate some jellybeans and had way-too-sweet Teriyaki for lunch and I'm back to feeling crappy.

Wake-up calls are all well and good, but I need to figure out how not to just hang up the phone and go back to bed.

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#16932 fluffy 02/16/2015 10:19 am
So out of curiosity I got a $10 glucose meter, and have taken a couple samples. My fasting level is 93mg/dL, and my 2-hour postprandial is 112. Both of those numbers are perfectly fine, so it probably is just me being all anxiety-ful and stuff.

So, I'm going to keep to a low sugar diet but not because of "pre-diabetes" but because it's just a good idea in the first place.