Shift Your Paradigm


To be successful at Sugar Surfing requires us to make a fundamental change in how we visualize or conceptualize blood sugar levels.

Since the late-1970's, the concept of blood sugar measurement has been founded upon the collection of a single glucose value or 'level' from a sample of blood. Ironically, the term 'level' tends to promote a sense of stability. And this 'level' is collected at a single point in time, not over a period.

Interestingly, prior to the days of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), we used urine glucose measurements. When blood sugars rose above a certain level (usually 180 mg/dL [10 mmol/L], glucose would begin to ‘spill’ through the kidneys and into the urine. Urine glucose testing is called semi-quantitative' which means it isn’t very precise. At best, it gives a ballpark view of whether one’s sugar control over a short period was relatively acceptable or not. When the procedure was done properly and "by the book", urine glucos