Hi everyone, I hope you are all well, I recently was confronted with a large bowl of beef fried rice, it was one of these occasions when it’s something I can’t get out of. I was only diagnosed 6 weeks ago but this was the first time I’d broken the rules since then. My understanding is that fried rice is perhaps the worst thing you can eat if you have diabetes. I monitored my bg levels but it led to a strange pattern, normally meals take 1 hour or less to peak bg levels but this took 3 hours. Readings below. Before eating 3.9 + 1 hour 6.6 + 2 hours 7.7 + 3 hours 8.2 + 4 hours 6.0 Next morning 4.9 The readings didn’t go astronomical as I’d expected but perhaps it’s the area under the curve that indicates the glucose exposure so it was still a big hit. Is it normal to have a delayed peak like that? Should I be measuring 3 hours post-meal instead of 2? Another question, what do people think of letting it go once in a while and forgetting the rules? Can a single peak make a difference to your A1c or long-term health if not too frequent? I’ll be visiting friends in November, 3 months after diagnosis, if my A1c is good by then I‘d like to take a holiday from it all (apart from meds) for a couple of days, is this considered dangerous behaviour?