In the case of us type twos (in the long term) nothing affects morning FBG more than insulin resistance. What I have found is, the more I treat my condition with insulin resistance lowering strategies, the lower my FBG. What does that mean? Well, basically it’s avoiding a lot of the refined foods that (I feel) got us here, and focusing mainly on raw, natural foods. Also, a daily moderate exercise regimen. A quick look into the lifestyles of those civilizations in the remote areas of Asia and South America where they live off the land and type two diabetes is virtually non-existent, should tell you that it has something to do with their diet and activity level. In my case, since I adopted this basic plan, I watched in amazement as my numbers normalized and my energy level soared.
The fasting number is indicative of many variables. It’s importance has to do with how well you’re managing your disease. To me, it’s an indication of how well I’m keeping my insulin resistance down. Naturally, it has to do with how many carb calories I took in the day before, but the lower my insulin resistance becomes, the less that seems to make a difference.
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