I decided when I was visiting my parents the other eve to test my blood glucose levels. Given that there is a history of diabetes in the family, I am typically proactive about this sort of thing and thus have it tested regularly. However, since my mom has one of those fancy blood glucose-meters (or whatever they are actually called), it seemed easier to just test it myself than go to the doctor’s office. I’m efficient like that.
Anyway, I wasn’t expecting anything bad – I mean, I know I’m a healthy individual – however, I did snarf down a slice of banana bread about an hour or two prior to the test, so I assumed my reading would be somewhat high (not diabetic high, but high). I was very wrong. In fact, I was rather surprised.
My reading was 3.9. Based on the all-powerful Google and the all-powerful Wiki, I’ve learned that
If I understood the glucose-meter, my post-meal (whereby I’m calling a slice of banana bread a meal) reading was 3.9 mmol/L. I haven’t as of yet figured out if this is a good thing or a bad thing. The last time a medical professional tested my sugar levels, I was A-OK. I’m assuming that this is still the case.
So dear readers, I have two questions for you:
- What’s up with my reading?
- What’s your reading?
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