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So I had DKA in March......I now need help with low carbs breakfast

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by 62Karen, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. 62Karen

    62Karen Type 2 · Member

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    The lovely people on here suggest I needed insulin, so here I am about week or so after running to see diabetes specialist nurse and starting insulin, I FEEL SOOOOO MUCH BETTER!

    I was on keto and trying 20g carbs, it was suggested to raise this to 30 and kind of keto with a twist, I have MS, anaemia and vit D deficiency B12 deficiency and waiting on next test to see how things are now. I feel like a pincushion!

    We have done the shopping reading the carbs but breakfast, I’m stuck, I have had porridge almost every day since forever but I know this and steroids raises my BG, I have tried this cooked breakfast mostly involving eggs and it’s not me! I’ve found the meal ideas books but does anyone have an idea of breakfast not involving egg/bacon etc but quick as my daughter is my carer has 3 kids a partner and we all live in same house, schools to get to and until she gets me up I’m stuck and while everyone else has a variety of things (she refuses carers)
     
  2. JoKalsbeek

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

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    Full fat Greek yoghurt with (frozen/thawed) berries and some nuts or coconut shavings tossed in? It's quick and filling and if you ask me, quite nice. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/recipes/breakfasts/quick might help too.. Lots of eggs in there, but also some other suggestions, in the quick'n'easy section. Oh, Chaffles maybe? https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-chaffles Can be prepared in advance and frozen/nuked.

    Glad you're feeling better on insulin!
    Jo
     
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  3. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Oh, I am delighted you are feeling better! Brilliant news. :D

    Regarding breakfast:
    There are some low carb breads you could try - although I can't seem to remember any of their names at the moment. Hopefully someone will be able to list them. Where do you shop? Some brands are only stocked by some supermarkets.
    Then there are sausages. These can be cooked on (for example) Sunday, and kept in a bowl in the fridge, with one or two taken out and microwaved each morning. No need for eggs with them.
    I sometimes have cold sliced meat, or cheese.
    Then there is coffee with cream (very fortifying)
    or low carb hot chocolate, with cream
    Even leftovers from the night before.
    My husband has recently fallen in love with this stuff, which seems to work very well for him https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/305250980 although he adds fruit, which raises the carbs.
     
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  4. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Hi Karen - Are you confident adjusting your insulin doses, to work with the food you are eating? The reason I ask is if your insulin doses are fixed, you could find you have some hypos if you reduce your carbs significantly.
     
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  5. 62Karen

    62Karen Type 2 · Member

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    Not yet, I’m on 10u Humalin I, they are ringing tomorrow and discussing next move, possibly increasing insulin (I’m still on metformin and gliclazide) think plan will be to reduce gliclazide and metformin but very slowly, I’m getting 8-10mmol as my fasting BG but lunch/supper is 10-15mmol, she mentioned long lasting insulin and others but baby steps
     
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    hh1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Low carb breads: the lowest you can buy is LivLife, sold in Waitrose and I think maybe Sainsbury. About 3.8g carbs per (very small) slice. Tesco do a high protein bread which is more like real bread, but I've learned that we're all so different that even low carb or high protein bread can spike some people. It's trial and test really. There are lots of recipes out there for almost zero carb breads though a bit like LivLife I think they're not really like normal bread, it just depends what you're happy with.
     
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