"Quantified Diabetes" (QD) is the pseudonym of a self researcher that has shared various self experiments, primarily focused on using blood glucose tracking to study the effects of foods in the context of Type 2 diabetes. Experiments are primarily shared on a personal blog, and via links to these entries within a subforum on Reddit.
|Self Researcher Infobox|
|Related tool(s)||FreeStyle Freedom Lite, FreeStyle Libre|
|Related topic(s)||Diabetes, Blood glucose tracking|
According to a post in January 2020, QD developed Type 2 diabetes at the age of 29. QD decided to engage in self-tracking and self experimentation at the age of 38 in the hopes of improving managing the condition, as well as hopefully collaborating with others that have similar interests.
QD's experiments have a strong focus on rigor, with attention to controlling for various variables. In particular, food test experiments are conducted in the context of an extended overnight fast, skipping "breakfast", testing a single ingredient in place of a typical "lunch", and observing blood sugar response.
Blood Glucose ExperimentsEdit
Influenced in particular by Dr. Bernstein's book, Diabetes Solution, QD became interested in the effects of specific food ingredients and "low carb" foods.
|Topic||Date||Description||Blog link(s)||Reddit link(s)|
|Device testing and calibration||2020-01-20||Testing reproducibility of FreeStyle Freedom Lite glucose measurements.||Experiment #1: Measurement Reporducibility|
|Data observation||2021-01-27||Testing frequent measurements during a 48 hour period, to see what this looks like.||Experiment #2: 48 Hours of Blood Sugar Tracking|
|Effect of exercise||2021-02-02||Follow up based on seeing "sharp drops" after cardio exercise in 48 data data.||Experiment #3: Exercise Effect||Glucose Tracking to Determine the Effect of Exercise|
|Effect of hot showers (group experiment)||2021-02-01 to 2021-02-16||Small group experiment testing effect of hot showers on blood glucose, based on a Reddit post (by someone else) reporting an effect.|
|Effect of 24 Hour fast||2021-02-09||Testing effect of 24 hour fast.||Experiment #4: Tracking blood sugar during a 24 hour fast||Questions from tracking blood sugar while Fasting|
|Effect of Food Ingredients on Blood Glucose||2021-02-22||Experiment design, using a FreeStyle Libre. Protocol includes skipping breakfast and replacing lunch with tested ingredient.||Please Critique my Experiment Design: Measuring the Effect of Low-carb Ingredients on Blood Sugar||Please Critique my Experiment Design: Measuring the Effect of Low-carb Ingredients on Blood Sugar|
|Effect of Food Ingredients on Blood Glucose||2021-03-01||Testing fasting protocol for establishing baseline blood sugar.||Effect of Food Ingredients on Blood Glucose: Establishing a Baseline||Effect of Food Ingredients on Blood Glucose: Establishing a Baseline|
Other Self ResearchEdit
Other self research includes collective research into the effect of hot showers on blood glucose, as well as intervention to potentially improve sleep quality.
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