"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.
|Tools of interest||FreeStyle Freedom Lite, FreeStyle Libre|
|Topics of interest||Diabetes, Blood glucose tracking|
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About[edit | edit source]
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.
Self Experimentation[edit | edit source]
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 Experiments[edit | edit source]
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 Research[edit | edit source]
Other self research includes collective research into the effect of hot showers on blood glucose, as well as intervention to potentially improve sleep quality.