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Interesting user experience with blood sugar

3 minute read • July 14, 2015

I did my own test a while ago on the effects of Keto Chow on my own blood sugar levels, though a customer (Hi Nick!) sent me an email today.

He looked this post over before I published it.

I am diabetic, and I’ve been taking daily measurements of blood glucose. The first week, my BG fell from around 150 to 107, and then as kind of a control I switched out one meal for ‘real food’ that I would have typically eaten and my BG rose throughout the week to a rather steep 180 on a night where I splurged a bit more than usual. Toning it back down to only the shakes and I had a [measurement] of 104 the other evening.

Would the full graph be useful as public knowledge? I have measurements for ‘first thing in the morning’ and then two hours after dinner time.

It’s not a cure for diabetes by any stretch, but, it has been helping me to manage my blood [glucose] and getting it into the 100 range reliably is only slightly high for a normal person, and in my opinion, very good for a diabetic.

I’ve attached an export from the app I’m using. […] There’s notes about various things and weight measurements on some of them. The period 7/5 to 7/11 shows what my normal eating habits did to it, where as from 6/30 to 7/5 was all on keto chow with only the occasional snack and one day where I supplemented since I mixed up my numbers and prepared all 3 shakes for that day with an extremely low amount of … shake 😛 7/12 to today shows my glucose recovering after only a few days of turning down on the normal food again. Keto chow was at least two of my meals on every day throughout this two week period.

I’m expecting the next two weeks to be a little more insightful, as there is lots of deviation in this chart that shows what happens with a diabetic eating normal food, and then what happens when I’m only on the keto chow shakes.

If Nick decides to share the additional data I’ll post an update. So here is the data, first graphical and then the raw values and notes:

Levels graphed

Date Time Event Value Units Notes
06/30/2015 06:38 Out Of Bed 138 mg/dL 224.6 lbs. Start ketochow
06/30/2015 09:54 After Dinner 120 mg/dL Soylent and a few chocolate raisins
07/01/2015 06:25 Out Of Bed 149 mg/dL 224.4
07/01/2015 09:42 After Dinner 118 mg/dL
07/02/2015 07:02 Out Of Bed 138 mg/dL 222
07/02/2015 10:43 After Dinner 110 mg/dL messed up shakes ate Jimmy John’s unwich instead
07/03/2015 08:48 After Dinner 118 mg/dL
07/03/2015 10:06 Out Of Bed 107 mg/dL 220 lbs
07/04/2015 04:55 Before Dinner 105 mg/dL
07/04/2015 06:01 Out Of Bed 136 mg/dL Had 2 hotdogs as a late night snack
07/04/2015 10:17 After Dinner 126 mg/dL
07/05/2015 09:46 After Dinner 142 mg/dL ate fries and double quarter pounder
07/05/2015 09:57 Out Of Bed 134 mg/dL
07/06/2015 06:47 Out Of Bed 149 mg/dL
07/06/2015 09:10 After Dinner 128 mg/dL
07/07/2015 06:35 Out Of Bed 143 mg/dL
07/07/2015 10:17 After Dinner 131 mg/dL Chicken and broccoli
07/08/2015 06:24 Out Of Bed 137 mg/dL
07/08/2015 10:02 After Dinner 144 mg/dL
07/09/2015 06:43 Out Of Bed 133 mg/dL Large steak for dinner last night
07/09/2015 10:34 After Dinner 148 mg/dL
07/10/2015 07:16 Out Of Bed 144 mg/dL
07/10/2015 09:58 Before Bed 153 mg/dL
07/11/2015 09:27 Out Of Bed 155 mg/dL
07/11/2015 11:27 After Dinner 184 mg/dL ate out at Chili’s splurged on chips and salsa
07/12/2015 08:58 Out Of Bed 151 mg/dL
07/12/2015 10:31 After Dinner 117 mg/dL
07/13/2015 09:00 Out Of Bed 133 mg/dL
07/13/2015 10:05 After Dinner 104 mg/dL
07/14/2015 06:10 Out Of Bed 122 mg/dL

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