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Buona sera from Italy.

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by nomoredonuts, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. nomoredonuts

    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Hello dear friends. I’ve been fairly lax in posting while I’m enjoying a Roman Holiday. Drove down from Pisa and Florence to Rome last week. It was there that my my trusty SD Codefree died on me. I went to the back up battery only to find that had also expired. Nothing to do but visit a chemist armed with google translate, and ask for help. I was sold a new machine and shown to a private room while they walked me through its use. All good again, apart from the new machine reading in mg/dl. The converter on this site helped.
    Apart from an exploratory pasta dish, I’ve remained within good numbers. I’m in Naples now so there will definitely be a pizza on the menu soon. I had plenty of good wishes for this this holiday, and I’m not going to waste it by eating “safe”. I’ll be offering a hardly used Cera-Chek to a good home when I get back.
    Ciao!
     
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    sally and james Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget to have a wonderful Italian ice cream, the best in the world.
    Sally
     
  3. gettingamoveon

    gettingamoveon Type 2 · Active Member

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    I was in Florence recently. I cheated on my LCHF, sugar-free diet the first, second and third nights: pizza at Caffe Italiano twice and once in an inferior place. Ice cream at GROM and Vivoli. I never cheat in the UK. Not worth it. All named places strongly recommended ... to the non-metabolically challenged, at least.

    On the fourth day, I was overwhelmed with a sense of sorrow, anxiety and despair; I was listless and weary; my legs ached, and my energy levels were as they were pre-diagnosis.

    Anyway, a good 24 hour fast followed by a dinner of steak, salad and cheese and I was right as rain again.
     
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  4. nomoredonuts

    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Ok. Maybe just the one. ( I should add that we’ve walked over 50 miles sightseeing in Tuscany, Rome, Pompeii etc, so that is burning off excess sugar!)
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    All sounds very sensible. As my DN says, “ you have to have a life”. I managed to put away a 1.2 kg Chianina steak in Montepulciano last week. No veg, no pots, just meat! Awesome!
     
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  6. gettingamoveon

    gettingamoveon Type 2 · Active Member

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    I'm not averse to a kilo of good beefsteak myself. My wife thinks it's excessive. Women. Don't care. Two other nights, I just ate what I call the Norcino and Pecorino diet. With a good red. Love that, too.
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Can’t be beat! We’ve been invited to a bbq with the neighbours tomorrow. Some Italian team v Liverpool. I’m taking my favourite Montepulciano Nobile and a bottle of Grappa. Despite me with no Italian and him with no English, I think it will be fine!
     
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    ivan 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Pasta is not a synonym for Italian food.There are regions in Italy where pasta is not eaten at all.
    Carbohydrates kill us.
     
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    Angelofthemarches Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You made me laugh with the 'norcino and pecorino diet'!
     
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  10. nomoredonuts

    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Bit of a generalisation! Firstly I agree that there is more to Italian cuisine than pasta and pizza. (I have rather a lot of experience in this area.) which is why I have largely stayed within the sensible boundaries of antipasti, meat and things like melanzane parmiggiana, cooked in our flat. Tonight for our last meal I just had a superlative Scottona T-bone steak, weighing in at a shade over 1kg. And a halfway decent bottle of red, and a stupid amount of Grappa.
    I won’t bother to test my sugar partly because I can’t see straight and partly because I know I haven’t overdone the carbs tonight. Carbs sure aren’t good for us but they’re not completely off the menu.
     
  11. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think there are even any regions in the UK where pasta is not eaten at all.
     
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    MrCuddlyMoses · Active Member

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    You should be able to change the settings of the suger reading lol
     
  13. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Up to 1970 when I left sodden Surrey in the UK, I had never eaten proper pasta till I got onto the ship I came to Australia on.

    I had a different shape pasta every lunchtime, and was shown how to get it onto a fork so that it stayed there and not down the front of my shirt.

    Applies to garlic as well.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Times have moved on in the UK since then, the next village to mine has two Michelin three star restaurants.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Next to Bray then.. I guess..
     
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    Angelofthemarches Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I went into a supposedly normal pub in Bray with my brother, didn't realize it was a Heston's
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been to The Crown a lot as my daughter lived across the road for about 2 years. I have been treated to The Hinds Head, another Heston's, a couple of times and it would be my first choice of a restaurant anywhere, as long as I wasn't paying.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I have seen that pub on TV good name "The Dead Duck"...:D
     
  19. nomoredonuts

    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I had the Quaking Pudding there once. Probably a bit carb-y now though!
     
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