LivingTheCRWay suggests using a tease meal™ to increase glucose control. The tease meal is a small serving amount of carbs and a little healthy fat to help stimulate insulin production before you eat your main meal. CR Way 4 Longer Life software users will notice that the tease meal is one of the courses included in the food log.
I usually follow my tease meal with exercise to give my pancreatic B cells time to get second phase insulin production going. The result: excellent glucose control – some 30% or more lower than it would be otherwise.
This morning I added 2 minutes of narrowband sunlamp exposure after the tease meal. My overnight fasting glucose was 75 mg/dL.
Just last year, I would have been pleased with that. Nowadays 75 is higher than the very low fasting glucose I aim for(65mg/dL.or less) to rev up ketone production, so I thought I could use some extra help from the nitric oxide produced by the lamp. Research indicates that during exercise nitric oxide moves glucose into muscles to use for contractions, an effect which lowers glucose.
I followed the sunlamp exposure with 7 minutes on the Upper Body Exerciser (UBE –the equivalent of a bicycle for the arms). Frankly, I did not expect much of an extra glucose-lowering effect since the UBE is not strenuous and I used it for only 7 minutes.
What a surprise: My glucose fell from 75 to 65 – a ten-point drop! Did the nitric oxide influx from the lamp cause this? This result is almost too good to be true, so I plan to test again.
Sunlamp users and glucose controllers, please help. Can you produce similar results? Please post them in the Diabetes Glucose Control forum on LivingTheCRWay.com. You can access the forum by becoming a free Healthy Start member.