Well, I’m very close to cracking it. I started this blog fifteen months ago as a hobby, but I thought it would help me make a few more changes to my lifestyle. Why? In order to get my blood glucose down to 5.7 mmol/L.
My last two HbA1c readings, which is a three month blood glucose average, were unspectacular: 7.6 mmol/L. I was doing long-term damage to my body. After the last reading, I was planning to discuss going back on insulin with my doctor. Then someone, out of the blue, recommended Jason Fung’s The Diabetes Code; it’s been gold since then.
I’ve written about this therapeutic approach to fasting already, but last week I decided to have a three-day fast, and then go right back into Dr Fung’s programme. That’s to say, I had a three-day fat fast (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), ate Thursday and fasted again on Friday. My morning readings for the next week or so were between 6.4 and 5.0 mmol/L.
Over the last fortnight, I’ve had only one morning where I woke up with high blood sugar (9.2 mmol/L). Reason? I had too much dark chocolate and too many nuts the day before. As a result, I’ve got rid of the chocolate altogether this week. I just can’t be trusted. If I want a snack, I’ll have a spoon of almond butter with some cacao nibs. This has helped my blood sugar as well.
So having been on Dr Fung’s fasting regime for over two months now what’s my plan? I’ll be doing this indefinitely. The typical week will be three days of fasting (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), but once a month it will be four days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday).
I am really looking forward to my next blood test!
Thanks again Dr Fung.