I had so much fun doing BBT's last year and helping the total get to 20000 and beyond that this year I decided to get a head start. On November 15th, 2012 I began an excel spreadsheet of my big blue tests. What started as daily morning walk with Cosmo has morphed into a daily morning walk with Cosmo, a daily after lunch walk with co-workers, and an evening activity of racquetball, tennis, swimming, cycling or jogging on the treadmill. The sample size is small and the n=1 but here is what I have learned about myself.
From 11/15/12 to 05/26/13 I was on MDI and did 473 big blue tests. The average starting blood sugar was 113.5 and the average ending blood sugar was 102.9 representing a drop of 10.6 points or 9.35%
From 05/27/13 to 11/14/13 I used an omnipod insulin pump and did 433 big blue tests. The average starting blood sugar was 106.9 and the average ending was 96.4 a drop of 10.5 points or 9.82%. The largest drop was from 222 to 89 and happened during a walk after lunch. The largest increase was from 67 to 138 and happened during a walk after breakfast.
Over the year I lost 17 pounds, Cosmo lost 4 pounds and we both have far more energy. I have already started my new spreadsheet for next year. I am hoping to surpass 906 big blue tests.