Well you see when you said your numbers were in the 90s (mg/dl), but if your A1cs are 7. something, then my guess is the numbers do not reflect your numbers say 1, 2, 4 hours after you eat -OR- Since A1c seems to be a 3 month average of all Bgs values as if you could take them continuously(right?), but your still averaging with the older A1c -3 month periods**. If you started off in the A1cs of 8 then if your bgs are in the 90s will slowly bring them down....when you get to 5-6, I’ll be real interested to see if your infection frequency decreases**. Mine has, BUT! it could be coincidence of my possible lower than previously average exposure to bugs!.
Do you ever have higher BGs 180-200+ 1-4 hours after eating? I did but I eliminated those foods or cut the volume of those foods in half to see if those spikes disappeared. Some didn't! I was surprised. Later I would revisit that particular food. I have found over and over that these specific food give me high bgs and frequently headaches or stomach aches, even reflux!***(now very rare!! except during these experiments!!)-sometimes slight with low volumes, or high with higher volumes-especially Pizza, fried food, rice, pasta, Mex-Tex, hot peppers, milk, orange juice, apples, chips...all the good stuff..
But after a year or two of INDIVIDUAL retrials and their AFTER-EFFECTS, I find myself less likely to crave any! of these old favorites!! I think my stupid self is finally “learning” the consequences of these personal poisons!!
I don't know about
theoretical effects on white cells, but these specific foods attack my serenity!!! with headaches, IBS, and rapid pulse, and sometimes sinus drainage and REFLUX***!!!. My wife (non-diagnosed diabetic) goes into a sneezing choking fit after her coffee and toast every morning! Think after 20 years she'd figure it out!
**Interesting!...Could low A1cs or fewer BG- spikes protect us from damage, infection, or just stomach upset, high blood pressure, headaches, sinus drainage, REFLUX(sometimes called indigestion??)
***REFLUX-choking!!! Violent regurgitation!!!(think I’m gonna die!!---seriously!!) –my antidote –Bismuth and sitting up(or pray!! Because 911 won’t be fast enough!!)
Also....are you able to keep control of BGs when you get sick? When I can , as soon as I can I notice i get better, but I seem to have to get my Bgs into the 80s(I not medicated though).
Post Edited (wa5ekh) : 1/23/2006 9:29:12 PM (GMT-7)