« Last post by nytquill17 on Yesterday at 08:58:48 PM »
While I don't at all wish to criticize you for being motivated to closely monitor your BGs and put significant effort into making changes that will help regulate them, I'm concerned that you are giving entirely too much weight to normal BG fluctuations, in terms of how much they seem to worry you and the efforts you are going to to try and respond to them.
BGs and FBGs will fluctuate normally day to day, hour to hour and even minute to minute in both diabetic and non-diabetic people. Plus any variation of 30 points or less (1.7 in UK numbers) falls within the known margin of error for home testing meters and is to be disregarded, i.e. not considered as meaningful change.
As Sedge has said, non-diabetic BGs range from 70-130 without their being any cause for concern. That is, the body is well able to deal with BGs that are within that range without any damage being caused, in fact it is quite *designed* to do so. In other words, a fasting or pre-meal reading of 96 is not better or worse than one of 72 in terms of its effects on the body, and not something that you need to go to any lengths (such as avoiding foods you enjoy) to control or "improve."
I'm not trying to say you shouldn't be disciplined in your diet or invested in your diabetes care - clearly you are, and clearly it's working for you so far! But I worry that these may also be signs that you are harbouring unrealistic expectations that will eventually come back to bite you, or living with a lot of worry and fear. Only you know what works best for you, though! And I'm glad that you are satisfied with the results thus far. In the end it's you that has to be happy with your life and with the various measurements of your current and future health, no one else!