This partial plot from this morning illustrates an interesting experience. My glucose plot was going along pretty normally for the early morning, slowly rising from about 04:30 when I first arose briefly to start my coffee warming. Then continuing from about 05:00 when I got up for the day and prepped my morning keto coffee. Continued to rise gradually as I drank my coffee from 06:00 to 06:30.
You will notice the plot reaches a gentle rounded top at about 6.1 maybe 6.2 around 06:45 and by 07:00 the plot is starting to trend downwards again. Then from about 07:15 to 07:45 the plot spikes to 6.9! Yikes, what happened?
This is not a potty joke, although it might seem so. From about 07:15 to 07:30 I had a very difficult bowel movement. For those 15 minutes or so, I probably did the equivalent of a hundred or more full sit-ups flexing abdominal and intestinal muscles. I probably got my blood pressure up along with the glucose. I was ultimately successful and you can see the plot drop back to about where it would normally have been by 08:30 and continuing it’s downward trend.
Lesson learned: seemingly inconsequential things can have surprising effects!