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I finally realised that the odd levels are due to exercise and nothing to do with food at all.
Walking is making a big impact on the lowest levels I see, but after even a short walk my readings are high.
Hopefully as my fitness increases the highs will not be so abrupt. I can go up and down stairs far more easily than at diagnosis, my feet have shrunk so much that I have had to discard several pairs of shoes and sandals - but I did not have symptoms of diabetes - I have been watching for them, as I expected to be diabetic long ago. Perhaps I was, but eating as low carb as I could might have helped.
Exercise is altering my reaction to insulin, I think, so my readings go down after eating. It is 7.5 after eating this evening, it is usually closer to 8.
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