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T2s: What was your fasting BG this morning, and what did you eat yesterday?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by helga_t75, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Venkat Kommi

    Venkat Kommi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tuesday 25/06/2019

    07:30 Breakfast: Berries Smoothie
    Mushrooms, Pepper and courgette pan fired with herbs and butter
    Nuts mixture

    Cycle to work and back home
    3 Green tea and one Black Coffee at work

    21:00 Blood Sugar Before bedtime 5.9

    Wednesday 26/06/2019
    FGB(06:30) -5.7 (After 24 hours fasting)
     
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  2. enb54

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    Wednesday June 26
    FBG at 0725 was 4.7 (8 hours fast), food yesterday was;

    Breakfast: 3/4 cup honey nut Cheerios w/2% milk, black tea, 250 mg metformin
    Dinner: 2 slices ham on petrified lettuce w/hot English mustard, black tea, handful of mixed salted nuts
    Dinner: Restaurant- crab cakes with asparagus tips in avocado/cheese sauce, tomato bisque soup, Guiness (pint), 250 mg metformin
    Snack: 2 glasses red wine

    Temp here at 0900 was 13C, skies hazy and clearing. Heading out to do final Ranger engine testing (85 miles to shop) but fixing/checking Nest Hello video doorbell first. It died sometime during the night, 25 VAC at transformer, only 10.5 VAC at camera/doorbell, obviously an inconvenient problem...
     
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    I average 160g/day of carbs which is only half the recommended amount. Evening meal is usually no more than 60g of carbs in total.
    I also do plenty of exercise, and measure BG regularly but haven't had any issues.
    I'm not convinced very low carbs are necessary for everyone (though they are for some) and I really don't like to eat a lot of high fat foods.

    Also, I don't believe that I am or ever was diabetic. I was 7 stones overweight and didn't much exercise. I believe that I was insulin resistant due to visceral fat around my liver and pancreas and well on the way to diabetic but not there yet.
    It was just too easy for me to resolve. All BG readings from a few weeks after diagnosis have been normal for non diabetic (without meds), my HbA1c is stable at 32. The point is, that although I lost 7 stones, my readings were all great from when I was still almost 6 stones over. This doesn't fit the experience of many others.

    I still take it seriously, which is why I monitor and record food and exercise. It helps me, and if it helps anyone else that's great.
     
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    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wednesday 26/6
    FBG (05:30) 4.3
    Rest day, no exercise


    Breakfast (8am): Scrambled eggs, mushrooms, baked beans, toast (one slice, sourdough)/
    Juice from one grapefruit {341 Cal / 34.8g Carbs}

    Lunch (12pm): Scotch broth {105 Cal / 15.6g Carbs}
    Chicken & avocado salad {339 Cal / 9.2g Carbs}
    Apricots, blueberries, yoghurt, pecans {135 Cal / 11.6g Carbs}

    Dinner (6pm): Salmon fillet, sweet potato mash, green beans, celeriac remoulade {524 Cal / 39.4g Carbs}
    Chocolate & cherry torte {329 Cal / 25.3g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee (3 decaf)

    Calories 1851
    Carbs 143.8g
    Protein 110.6g
    Fat 81.0g (Sat Fat 23.2g / Trans fats 0.6g)

    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just ask
     
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    Venkat Kommi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wednesday 26/06/2019

    07:30 Breakfast: Oats soaked with home made yogurt, almond milk, berries, cocoa powder and Almond butter
    One slice of sourdough bread
    Nuts mixture and dark chocolate

    Cycle to work and back home
    3 Green tea and one Black Coffee at work

    18:40 Blood Sugar Before dinner 6.6
    18:40 Dinner: Spinach and kale stir fry
    Cauliflower broccoli rice
    Aubergine and egg curry
    Pepper, cauliflower and tomato stir fry
    Papad with soft cheese
    Nuts mixture and dark chocolate

    Thursday 27/06/2019
    FGB(06:30) -6.5
     
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  6. enb54

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    Thursday
    FBG at 0820 was 4.6 (8 hours fasting), food yesterday was;

    Breakfast: 3/4 cup honey nut cheerios w/2% milk, black tea, 250 mg metformin
    Lunch: a dash of 5W-30 synthetic Castrol motor oil, black tea
    Dinner: BBQ steak, small dish of Boston baked beans, glass of Rickards Red (dark beer), 250 mg metformin
    Snack: green salad w/Kraft Catalina dressing

    Temp here at 0700 was 11C, skies cloudy with light rain. Finished fixing Nest doorbell (shorted chime), engine ready for transplant to Land Rover, paying municipal taxes today (ouch!), probably shoveling rain...
     
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    Thursday 27/6
    FBG (05:30) Not measured today
    Breakfast 1 (5.30am): Porridge (almond milk), plum, blackberries, walnuts {269 Cal / 33.5g Carbs}
    ….………………………...….2 mile run
    ……………………………….7 x 500m [sprints, 1 minute rests] on rowing machine
    Breakfast 2 (8am): Garlic mushrooms, toast (one slice, sourdough)/
    Juice from one orange {136 Cal / 23.5g Carbs}

    Lunch (12pm): Celeriac & apple soup {64 Cal / 12.2g Carbs}
    Cottage cheese & avocado salad {272 Cal / 11.6g Carbs}
    Peach, strawberries, yoghurt, cashews {117 Cal / 12.4g Carbs}

    Dinner (6pm): Toad in the hole, mashed potato, roast cauliflower, carrots, green beans {472 Cal / 43.8g Carbs}
    Malaga ice cream {125 Cal / 19.7g Carbs}

    Snack (9pm): Toast (one slice, seeded), peanut butter {158 Cal / 12.0g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee (3 decaf)
    ,
    Calories 1692
    Carbs 179.5g
    Protein 93.4g
    Fat 64.7g (Sat Fat 16.4g / Trans fats 0.3g)

    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just ask
     
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    Funny
     
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    Thursday 27/06/2019

    07:30 Breakfast: Mushrooms and red pepper pan fried with butter and herbs
    One slice of sourdough bread and one boiled egg
    Nuts mixture and dark chocolate

    Cycle to work and back home
    3 Green tea and one Black Coffee at work

    18:40 Dinner: Chicken curry
    Cauliflower broccoli rice
    Edam cheese
    Salad and Papad with soft cheese
    Dark chocolate

    Friday 28/06/2019
    FGB(06:30) -6.2
     
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    Was looking under the engine and we had just drained it, left the drain plug out and some ran out and hit my face, not as bad tasting as glycol (antifreeze) though...
     
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    Friday June 28
    FBG at 0750 was 5.7 (8 hours fast), food yesterday was;

    Breakfast: 3/4 cup honey nut cheerios, black tea, 250 mg metformin
    Lunch: 2 slices ham on lettuce w/hot English mustard, black tea
    Dinner: Dairy Queen 1/4 pound hamburger loaded w/bun, small French fries w/ketchup & vinegar, black tea, 250 mg metformin
    Snack: zero, nuthin' nada

    Temp here at 0900 was 12C, skies clear and light breeze. Looks like that burger and fries had a negative effect on my FBG, all the carbs in the bun, fries, and ketchup sugar likely contributors, but it was grandchild's baseball team get together, so once in a blue moon. Getting finalized for the big dead Land Rover move to the engine transplant shop (91 miles or 147 Km away) this weekend, thank goodness...

    Edited to change date from 29 to 28
     
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    Friday 28/6
    FBG (05:30) 4.9
    A little higher than usual, so will make extra measurements today.
    Probably due to being rudely awoken by the alarm.

    …………………………...4 mile walk
    Breakfast (7.30am): Scrambled eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, toast (one slice sourdough)/
    Juice from one orange {355 Cal / 24.2g Carbs}

    BG (11am): 4.6
    Snack (11am): Banana {69 Cal / 15.6g Carbs}
    ……………………………...2 mile run
    ……………………………...5 km on rowing machine [22 min 29 sec, new PB by 12 sec]

    BG (12pm): 4.8
    Lunch (12pm): Shepherd's pie [leftovers], celeriac remoulade {463 Cal / 39.2g Carbs}
    Apricots, strawberries, yoghurt, walnuts {152 Cal / 12.9g Carbs}

    BG (6pm) 4.0
    Wine: Picpoul de Pinet (6oz) whilst cooking {156 Cal / 5.8g Carbs}

    Dinner (6.30pm): Cod in breadcrumbs, sautéed potatoes, peas, sweetcorn {482 Cal / 40.9g Carbs}
    Peach, cherries, yoghurt, pecans {158 Cal / 17.3g Carbs}

    5 cups of coffee (3 decaf)
    including one cup with double cream

    Calories 1974
    Carbs 168.5g
    Protein 93.5g
    Fat 80.1g (Sat Fat 19.0g / Trans fats 0.7g)

    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just ask
     
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    Friday 28/06/2019

    07:30 Breakfast: oven cooked omelette
    Nuts mixture and dark chocolate

    Cycle to work and back home
    3 Green tea and one Black Coffee at work

    19:00 Dinner: Lamb stir fry
    Cauliflower broccoli rice
    Zero noodles and pawns cooked with coconut milk
    Salad and Papad with soft cheese
    Nuts mixer and Dark chocolate

    Saturday 29/06/2019
    FGB(06:30) -7.2
     
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    Saturday June 29
    FBG at 0825 was 5.3, food yesterday was;

    Breakfast: the usual cheerios and milk, with the 250 mg metformin and black tea
    Lunch: Restaurant submarine sandwich (meat combo) did NOT eat the bun, black coffee
    Dinner: Giant shrimp stir fried in butter, chopped garlic and Harvey's Bristol Cream, w/stir fried mushrooms and snap peas, glass of red wine, forgot to take metformin
    Snack: California sake, Kraaken rum w/diet Pepsi, 2 small pieces Winnipeg rye bread toasted w/butter, 10 corn chips (crisps?) w/Newman's salsa

    Temp here at 0820 was 12C, skies clear. Well, my piggy enthusiasm for high carb snacks last night shows in my FBG numbers, but that rye bread toasted with butter was soooo good! Final touches to Mr. Land Rover, we are moving it tomorrow, will finally get to see what is really up with that thing when we get it up on a vehicle hoist. Then can see whether it is fix and keep, or fix and sell, would prefer to keep, but they are not the best for reliability, especially electrically...
     
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    Did you have a break-in? Or do you mean you slept in... :)
     
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    I usually wake before my alarm clock. This time though, I was dragged from deep sleep, my heart was pounding, and I guess a good slug of glucose was shot into my bloodstream. I probably should have waited to test but I was curious.
     
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    Saturday 29/6
    FBG (05:30) Not measured today
    Breakfast 1 (5.30am): Porridge (almond milk), nectarine, cherries, pecans {280 Cal / 38.0g Carbs}
    ….………………………...….2 mile run
    ……………………………….7 x 500m [sprints, 1 minute rests] on rowing machine
    Breakfast 2 (8am): Mackerel, toast (one slice, sourdough)/ Tangerine {228 Cal / 21.4g Carbs}

    Walking round shops & museum for the morning (5 miles?), lunch out so estimated
    Lunch (12pm): Char sui pork, mushrooms in oyster sauce, noodles {369 Cal / 42.8g Carbs}
    Mango mousse {61 Cal / 12.1g Carbs}

    Dinner (6pm): Lemon & prawn orzo {427 Cal / 47.7g Carbs}
    Primitivo (4oz) {100 Cal / 3.1g Carbs}
    Chocolate fondant, raspberries, ice cream {206 Cal / 26.4g Carbs}

    3 cups of coffee (1 decaf)
    ,
    Calories 1745
    Carbs 198.0g
    Protein 83.9g
    Fat 53.2g (Sat Fat 17.5g / Trans fats 0.5g)

    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just ask
     
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    Saturday 29/06/2019

    07:30 Breakfast: one slice of homemade sourdough bread
    Coffee with cream
    Nuts mixture and dark chocolate

    12:00 pineapple with Edam cheese
    Black coffee

    18:20 blood sugars before dinner 5.8
    18:30 Dinner: Chicken curry
    Spinach stir fry
    Leftover Zero noodles and pawns cooked with coconut milk
    Salad and Papad with soft cheese
    Nuts mixer and Dark chocolate

    Sunday 30/06/2019
    FGB(06:20) -6.7
     
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    Sunday June 30
    0850 FBG was 5.2, food yesterday was;

    Breakfast: 3/4 cup honey nut cheerios w/2% milk, black tea, 250 mg metformin
    Lunch: 1 piece rye toast, 2 pieces of bacon, 5 corn chips w/Pace salsa, black tea
    Dinner: 6 buffalo chicken wings, green salad w/Kraft balsamic dressing, glass of red wine, 250 mg metformin
    Snack: 4 shots of rum (Kraken) w/diet Pepsi

    Temp here at 0845 was 12C, skies clear. Moving Mr. Land Rover out to shop today, getting ready for engine transplant experiments...
     
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    Sunday 30/6
    FBG (05:30) 4.5

    Breakfast (8am): Bacon, eggs, mushrooms, baked beans, toast (one slice, sourdough)/
    Juice from half a grapefruit {386 Cal / 24.7g Carbs}

    Snack (10am): Banana {62 Cal / 14.2g Carbs}
    ............................................13mile hike

    Lunch (12pm): Picnic lunch during hike
    Celeriac & apple soup {94 Cal / 18.0g Carbs}
    Ham, hummus, cucumber, tomatoes, pomegranate {258 Cal / 12.9g Carbs}
    Chocolate & cherry torte {135 Cal / 11.6g Carbs}

    Pub after walk: Ciabatta, olive oil/ Chablis (5oz) {322 Cal / 18.7g Carbs}

    Dinner (6pm): Roast chicken, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, cauliflower,
    green beans, squash puree {496 Cal / 42.2g Carbs}
    Strawberries, kiwi, yoghurt, hazelnuts {129 Cal / 11.7g Carbs}

    3 cups of coffee (2 decaf)
    ,
    Calories 1943
    Carbs 162.3g
    Protein 102.1g
    Fat 77.4g (Sat Fat 20.9g / Trans fats 0.7g)

    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just ask
     
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