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  1. Gargoyletaz

    Stressed and worried

    @littlebrownbird Thank you so much for the links! I will have a look through them [emoji16]
  2. Gargoyletaz

    Stressed and worried

    Thank you, @Michellenz Both my parents were in their 60's when they were diagnosed and were never advised to cut carbs. I wasn't advised either, but thankfully, I've been a member of here for a few years, so I was well educated on how carbs affect our glucose levels. It has been interesting...
  3. Gargoyletaz

    Stressed and worried

    Hi everyone, Sorry it's been a while. I realised by the end of January that my tolerance to carbs was greatly lower than previous years when I slipped into prediabetic levels. I started Merformin the beginning of February and I am now on 4 x 500mg a day. My doctor arranged for another HBA1C...
  4. Gargoyletaz

    Type 2s: What have you eaten today?

    @LivingLightly Can I come and live with you? [emoji38] I love reading your menus. As a newly diagnosed T2 it's really great getting food ideas from everyone and I've just found, and fallen in love with aioli. I look forward to your future menus [emoji4]
  5. Gargoyletaz

    Newly diagnosed T2

    @MrsA2 I will certainly try your seeds, yoghurt & berry mix instead. I'm dairy intolerant so I am having eggs, meat and fish with veg or salad for my meals and nuts or pork scratching to snack on. I think your suggestion having boiled eggs as a snack is a good idea.
  6. Gargoyletaz

    Newly diagnosed T2

    Do you have your Chia seeds on their own? I'm not keen having to replace a meal solely for the fibre input, so I'm welcoming any alternatives. I'm on such a learning curve at the minute!
  7. Gargoyletaz

    Newly diagnosed T2

    @MrsA2 Thank you for your reply. I knew this T2 wouldn't be easy! So my eating routine is (normally) I skip breakfast as I'm never hungry then lunch between 11:30am and 12pm. Then dinner between 4pm and 5pm. No food after 6pm. My pre lunch (fasting) levels are always between 7 and 8 mmol...
  8. Gargoyletaz

    Newly diagnosed T2

    Hi, I've been pre-diabetic all my adult life but tipped over the edge with a HBA1C of 57mmol in Dec 23. Although I have a good knowledge of how carbs affect our blood sugars, I have learnt an enormous amount just reading different topics on here. I am trying to reduce my levels by diet & and...
  9. Gargoyletaz

    Stressed and worried

    Thank you @ianf0ster Maybe my measurement wasn't sufficient to tell me I was fat [emoji23]
  10. Gargoyletaz

    Stressed and worried

    Hi everyone, Thank you for your kind words. Although stressful (I have a fractious relationship with my brother & we rarely speak), last Thursday went ok. My 9 year old daughter enjoyed her sleepover with the neighbours but was so excited to see us. Boy, did we miss her! I had a few John...
  11. Gargoyletaz

    Stressed and worried

    It was a teacake I grabbed whilst we were out, so between 30 & 39 grammes of carbs plus the dried fruit. I was naive in thinking that small innocent looking item would only spike my BG about 4 mmol [emoji38] It's a massive learning curve getting your head around how your body reacts to...
  12. Gargoyletaz

    Stressed and worried

    Thank you for your reply @ianf0ster I mentioned I was experimenting while I have the libre, so although I have cut out all notable carbs, I was experimenting having a teacake for breakfast. I was expecting a spike due to the carbs but definitely not to the extent of a 17mmol reading! I've...
  13. Gargoyletaz

    Stressed and worried

    Just to add, my post meal reading now is 7.4 mmol so 1.8 mmol under my pre meal reading [emoji846]
  14. Gargoyletaz

    Stressed and worried

    Hi everyone, Sorry it's been a while. Christmas time was just such a whirlwind! Update: I decided to get the Libre 2 free trial so I could experiment without testing loads of times a day. I have had the sensor on for 7 days now, and it's been reassuring but, addictive to watch! I totally...
  15. Gargoyletaz

    Stressed and worried

    Ooooo now that's a whole new spin! I think a 'before bed' experiment calls [emoji848] Thank you [emoji846]
  16. Gargoyletaz

    Stressed and worried

    This morning I had 1 chicken drumstick at 8:45am amd my pre lunch reading was 7.2. I will try a hard boiled egg next week and see if that brings my pre lunch reading below 7. Have a lovely weekend people [emoji846]
  17. Gargoyletaz

    Stressed and worried

    I'm ever so grateful for everyone's advice and help so far. I consider myself on a journey now rather than a holiday from carbs every now and then when my 1C gets too high. Doing these experiments also keeps me motivated as the results are interesting [emoji846]
  18. Gargoyletaz

    Stressed and worried

    Yes @aylalake I am now very curious how one item of food can affect someone so differently to another! I ran out of eggs so I had 2 slices of ham at 8am and my pre lunch reading was 7.6. Tomorrow's experiment will be chicken to ascertain if protein will bring my pre lunch reading down. Sadly...
  19. Gargoyletaz

    Stressed and worried

    Just to add to the above, I had 2 small handfuls of salted peanuts after I posted and my pre lunch level was 7.4. I will experiment tomorrow having a boiled egg to break the fast instead of nuts and let you know what my pre lunch levels are tomorrow.
  20. Gargoyletaz

    Stressed and worried

    Fab question @KetoAnnie I was going to do some research on this, but it seems from the responses, your BG can keep rising until you eat something and stop the fast. I'll have a handful of nuts now and see if my pre lunch level is better. Thanks everyone!