Day in the Life: Primal Diabetic 2


2015-06-23 07.08.11This post is a peek into my activities Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I am a big fan of experimentation especially if you are a diabetic.

You should test many food combinations and activities too, including intense exercise.  I do.

Note: Click on any picture to enlarge.

Early Morning

Another amazing sunrise.

My day began with the viewing of yet another amazing sunrise. I never tire of the sight of these.

Sunrises signal the start of a new day and TODAY is the first day of the rest of your life.

If you do not like who, where or what you are, change it!

YOU are the boss of you!

The sun rises above the football field.

 

After viewing the sunrise at my preferred location I visited the high school for a session of intense eXercise, barefoot sprints on the high school football field.  The picture above shows the sun rising over the high school and lighting up the dew covered grass.  That’s a mushroom in the right foreground.

I always try to find the beauty in nature. To enjoy the moment, if I can.

Below is photographic evidence of my activities. See the grass-covered legs and feet?

By the way,  I did all of this while in a fasted state from the night before, barefoot and shirtless.

Photographic Evidence

“All out” 100 yard sprinting is very anaerobic and very  intense exercise.

After cooling down I left the field and thought I would test my blood sugars.

Blood Sugars

My sprinting started at 6:30 and ended at 7:00 AM.

Notes:

  • Unfortunately I did not test my BG before sprinting but I am usually in the upper 60’s to upper 80’s mg/dl.
  • My body has an immediate reaction to very intense exercise (as this was).  The spike in blood sugar is fast and furious with the apex of the spike occurring in the 20 – 30 minute time frame.
  • The first blood sugar (BG) reading below was at 7:30 (the time is off an hour on the meter), 30 minutes post workout. Given that this reading was 30 minutes after my workout, it’s safe to say that this was near the peak of my blood sugars.  Yes, it’s likely to have been higher but I doubt that it went much higher.
30 minutes post workout

The next reading was an hour later, 1 1/2 hours post exercise.

I didn’t check again until 3 hours post exercise.  Finally back into normal ranges, sub 100 mg/dl.

I stopped testing as I normally do,  after a sub 100 mg/dl reading.

Next up a food picture,  not a great food picture.   Raw onions and squash on the side with skillet fried ground beef.   I poured the residual beef fat over the squash and onions, then ‘tossed’ adding salt, pepper and Paprika.

This meal was VERY delicious and nutritious.

Dinner was two pork skillet fried rib meat ‘slabs’, no veggies. And apologies, no food pictures either.

Post dinner activities, a relaxed walk along the Neuse River Greenway with Arya.  #Barefoot of course. :)

Closing

The purpose of this post is to give you a glimpse into a typical day for me.

My blood sugars stay in non-diabetic normal ranges the overwhelming majority of the time.  The only times I exceed 100 mg/dl is during very intense exercise and the rare higher carb (but still real food) meals.

Almost every day involves ‘outdoor’ time and exercise. Every day there are very low carb paleo foods.

I would urge you to do the same.  Stop and find the beauty in your surroundings.  Enjoy a sunrise or sunset.

I love the way I eat.
I love the way I play. 
I love the way I live!

I am NEVER going back to the way I used to eat and live… NEVER!

And why would I go back, today I THRIVE as a primal diabetic. :)

The very top right picture is an example of how I ‘play’.  After the sprints I was cooling down by doing leg kicks and leg raises.  I decided to take pictures of my leg kicks standing on the pitcher’s mound of the high school baseball field. :)

HAVE PHUN!  I do. :)

Thanks

Let me thank TotalDiabetesSupply.com. I could not test as much as I do if it were not for them providing me with free testing supplies. . By the way, I am not compensated (other than free supplies) .  They in no way influence my decisions or posting other than a ‘thank you’, occasionally. :)

 


2 thoughts on “Day in the Life: Primal Diabetic

  • Deb

    I enjoy your post here and on Facebook and look forward to them. You recently helped me through a stall when I asked a question via twitter, and subsequently bought your book.

    To get to the point – I am a month in and had my first blood work done today. My A1C is improving, but my cholesterol is going nuts!

    I’ve heard and read that I need to keep a steady hand on the steering wheel of LCHF, so to speak, and the cholesterol levels will fall back into order. If this is not true and I need to do something else – PLEASE TELL ME!

    In the meantime, I think I’d better start taking the pravastatin again. I had quit that drug about a month ago.

    I am already off my insulin injections and only taking Metformin. I hope to quit both it and the pravastatin within the next 3 months (before my next check up)!

    Thank you in advance! The cholesterol news was a little scary today.

    • stevecooksey Post author

      I am not a doctor, nutritionist etc. :)

      Cholesterol often rises initially. This is especially true when you are actively losing weight, burning fat.

      I have seen numerous studies show no correlation between cholesterol and mortality rates.

      I have seen at least one study showing a correlation between elevated blood sugars and mortality rates.

      I can tell you what I would do… stay the course. The best thing you can do is to maintain normal blood sugars. Elevated blood sugars are toxic to every cell in the body.

      Apologies for my delay in response. :)

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