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Pub blowout

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by sudsandsoda, May 27, 2019.

  1. sudsandsoda

    sudsandsoda Type 1 · Active Member

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    Wouldn't say I fell off the wagon as such, but I certainly 'let loose' at the pub last night, at a special occasion with friends. I had quite an intense carbohydrate intake after a good 5 weeks on LCHF. Two beers, burger, fries - the lot.

    I probably could have had a little more NovoRapid but even so, my BG peaked just over 14 which wasn't disastrous considering!?

    Obviously I'm not intending to make a habit of this, but I think the recent diagnosis and being so strict on myself make me feel a bit rebellious!

    Jx
     
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  2. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey - who doesn't from time to time? We aren't robots and that is what insulin is for anyway!
     
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    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Yep, it's pretty easy to end up in double figures even for well controlled people. Meals out can be more tricky but if the venue is part of a chain then you can often find nutritional information on-line and get the inside track on the insulin calculations.
     
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  4. sudsandsoda

    sudsandsoda Type 1 · Active Member

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    Cheers, yeah I've been searching and making contact with my usual favourite restaurants to see what info they have. Pretty shocking how many have no nutritional info at all.
     
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    sudsandsoda Type 1 · Active Member

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    Thanks! Thats what I needed to hear. Felt quite guilty this morning :happy:...
     
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    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The Co-op sell baked-in-store custard doughnuts and jammy doughnuts that just happen to be vegan ...... I have several times disgraced myself :D
     
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  7. sudsandsoda

    sudsandsoda Type 1 · Active Member

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    Oooh, sounds good. Savoury things are my downfall, thankfully my brain has never latched on to sweet things much. Last night was a vegan BBQ jackfruit burger :p
    I'm making myself feel better about it all by putting it down as an insulin dosing experiment :)
     
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    #7 sudsandsoda, May 27, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, the way I see it is that you should feel no more 'guilt' than a person without diabetes who had the same 'blow out', ie the friends that were with you. Why should you? I certainly don't advocate throwing caution to the wind when it comes to food choice, I never have even before I got diagnosed, my diet was generally good with very occasional blow outs. Having said that, it does make sense not to have a blow out if you know it is going to affect your health and this is where issues can arise. I am generalising but if I was type 2 I would be less inclined to indulge because it would probably take days to process it all back to normal and I would have no real means of combating it swiftly.. However, as a type 1 I have the means to keep my glucose levels down if I decide to have a blow out but that only comes with plenty of practice and experience and even then with relative risk. Do you feel guilt because you are a diabetic or because you strayed from your choice of LCHF diet? I hope people don't think I am saying eat what you want and who cares (that's not me) but if I choose to eat something carby that I don't normally have (say an occasion or whatever) then the one thing I don't feel is guilty. x
     
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    michita Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    14 is not disastrous at all for going out meals. Eating out (not too often), I always play very safe and rather want to be high and correct later than go low. I normal do a correction dose on the train going home when I eat out. And I don’t feel guilty at all for going high. Why should we.
     
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  10. sudsandsoda

    sudsandsoda Type 1 · Active Member

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    That's really lovely to read. Thank you. I do generally have a well rounded and relatively healthy diet, with the just occasional treat meal. I've actually taken a step back from the LCHF based on advice from my specialist nurse and dietician, so my guilt isn't really from that. I guess it just came from it being my first 'naughty' food since being diagnosed 5 weeks ago.
    You're right though, I shouldn't feel too bad. I think it just came from me knowing the food wasn't ideal, but wanting to have it anyway! And it was actually useful in helping me improve my insulin dosing needs, I've only just started! Jx
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It might be a different experience if you were on very low carb/ keto diet though.
     
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    sudsandsoda Type 1 · Active Member

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    I was on a very low carb / Keto diet. This was my first high carb meal in 5 weeks.
     
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    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget that our emotional well being is just as important as our physical. I've been Type 1 for almost 38 years and my Diabetes management is normally pretty good. Once in a while a "blow out" is needed just so I can feel just like everyone else and so far it's never come back to bite me in the proverbial.

    End of this week I'm going out with friends for a Pizza. And yes I might just have a Panna Cotta for desert!!!

    Be human and push the boat out once and a while.. And enjoy it..
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ll just leave this here ;)

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  15. kevinfitzgerald

    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That looks nice!.... Once in a while I crave a Mr Whippy..... And then have one!.. Small one mind.... Just the whippy and no sauce or flake....

    Purrrrrrr....
     
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    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's why I often think that's it better to be T1 than T2. Insulin means we can adjust for dietary changes....
     
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