The exercise puts stress on the heart by increasing the speed and incline every 3 minutes. They also take your blood pressure and ask if you’re feeling any discomfort. Sounds easy but the incline gets you.
Blood pressure is good.
The test continues uneventfully and I step off.
Once again I have bettered the previous test without any discomfort. Which is weird because the last few casual runs have always caused discomfort.
June 3 Albany, Western Australia. Elleker half marathon.
I wasn’t ready for this. I hadn’t really prepared at all. And you just don’t decide to run a half marathon! But I’d paid my fee and it gave me an excuse to see my 90 year old dad.
We arrived late. I didn’t have a great warm up. We headed off for the 21.1km. But even without proper preparation it was a good run on a beautiful winter’s day. No personal best but also nothing that indicated what was about to come.
My wife came second in her event, winning fifty dollars!
Poached eggs on sourdough to see if the toast (being processed carbs) might affect my blood sugars.
Well, of course they will, but I’m wondering if the body can cope and have competently dealt with the sugar by the two hour mark. Being just two small slices I was wondering of this is something I can enjoy without too much of an effect.
As an HbA1c test averages out how much sugars you’ve had in your blood for the previous 3 months, this will add to that measure.
And yes, two hours later my blood sugar reading is still 8.0 mmol/L!
According to Diabetes UK, it needs to be below 7.8 mmol/L:
So this kinda confirms the Type 2 diabetes status, but we’re working on it being lower than that.
As per my previous post, we may be able to reverse this but not cure it. That’s fine, it simply means I need to remove ALL processed carbs from my diet ALL the time.