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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. loiphamp

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

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    cup of noodles breakfast 2 slices of pizza lunch chicken salad at night 4.8 morning
     
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  2. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Friday 06/09/2019

    07:30: Oven Cooked Omelette
    Nuts Mixture and Dark chocolate

    Cycle to work and back home
    One black coffee and one Green tea at work

    19:30 Dinner: Chicken Curry
    Sweet potato, Courgette, Red peppers
    Salad and Papad
    Nuts Mixture and Dark chocolate

    Saturday 07/09/2019
    FGB(6:30) 7.4
     
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  3. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Saturday 07/09/2019

    08:00: Oven Cooked Omelette
    Nuts Mixture and Dark chocolate

    17:40 Blood sugar before dinner 7.6
    18:00 Dinner: Chicken Curry
    Sweet potato, Courgette, Red peppers
    Salad and Papad
    Nuts Mixture and Dark chocolate

    Sunday 08/09/2019
    FGB(6:30) 9.1
    Busy whole day walking, gardening and decorating
    Left with stuffy nose due to new paints and not slept well
     
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  4. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sunday 08/09/2019

    10:20: Raspberry smoothie

    13:30: Lunch: Chicken fry
    Cauliflower and broccoli rice
    Dal and Methi green leaves curry
    Salad and Papad
    Nuts Mixture and Dark chocolate

    20:00 Dinner: Panner curry with peppers
    Left over Cauliflower and broccoli rice
    Leftover Dal and Methi curry

    Monday 09/09/2019
    FGB(6:30) 8.3
    Still stuffy nose and not slept well but busy day
     
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  5. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Monday 9/9
    FBG (05:30) 4.3
    Snack (5.30am): Banana {66 Cal / 15.0g Carbs}
    ……...…...……...……………2 mile run
    ……………………………….7 x 500m [sprints, 1 minute rests] on rowing machine

    Breakfast (8am):porridge (almond milk), plum, blueberries, walnuts {274 Cal / 36.5g Carbs}

    Lunch (12pm): Sweet potato, coconut & chilli soup {99 Cal / 15.1g Carbs}
    Beef, fig & avocado salad {318 Cal / 10.5g Carbs}
    Peach, raspberries, yoghurt, pecans {119 Cal / 9.0g Carbs}

    Dinner (6pm): Butternut squash, fennel & pancetta risotto {283 Cal / 44.4g Carbs}
    Cherries, strawberries, yoghurt, hazelnuts {134 Cal / 13.5g Carbs}
    ……………………………….4 mile walk

    Snack: Toast (one slice, seeded), peanut butter {159 Cal / 12.2g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee (3 of them decaf)

    Calories 1531
    Carbs 167.0g
    Protein 66.6g
    Fat 59.7g (Sat Fat 13.0g / Trans fats 0.4g)

    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just
     
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  6. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Monday 09/09/2019

    07:30: Two Boiled Eggs
    Asparagus and mushrooms pan fired with butter
    Rubberises Smoothie
    Nuts Mixture and Dark chocolate

    Cycle to work and back home
    One black coffee and three Green tea at work

    19:30 Blood sugar before dinner 6.7
    19:30 Dinner: Pan fried Chicken
    Cauliflower and Broccoli rice
    Salad and Papad
    Dark chocolate

    Tuesday 10/09/2019
    FGB(6:00) 8.8
    Slept well and no cold still Blood sugars high
     
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  7. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Sapien

    Just checked my records and after 3 months I was averaging 5 in the morning, It took 6 months to average 4.5 and 12 months before 4 to 4.5 was routine first thing.
    I kept carbs to 100-140 myself for a year (calories about 1600 on average) until I had lost all the weight that I wanted to lose. Overall I went from nearly 18 stones to exactly 11 stones in that year. I am pretty muscular so this is pretty thin (30 inch waist!). I then upped cals and carbs (1800-2000 and 160 to 180 respectively which has maintained my weight..
    I am not very keen on fatty food, preferring fish and game as my protein sources (and yes I do like to fish and shoot my own food where possible), so whilst I don't overdo the carbs keeping them to about half the recommended levels.
    I also do plenty of exercise bow. However, when losing weight I found that 30 minutes brisk walk twice a day was all that was needed.
    Your levels are just fine. Just keep at it. How soon after a meal was that 7.8? If this was a peak level it is fine, The important measure is 2 hours after first bite. Eventually that should be down to about what it was before starting to eat.

    If you post some menus with when reading were taken any issues would become clearer.
     
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  8. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tuesday 10/9
    FBG (05:30) Not measured today
    Breakfast 1 (5.30am): Porridge (almond milk), nectarine, blackberries, walnuts {292 Cal / 36.8g Carbs}
    ……………………………...2 mile run
    ……………………………...5 km on rowing machine [22 min 41 sec]

    Breakfast 2 (8am): Mackerel, toast (one slice, sourdough)/ Juice from one orange {226 Cal / 19.4g Carbs}
    ……...…...……...……………2 mile run
    ……………………………….7 x 500m [sprints, 1 minute rests] on rowing machin

    Lunch (12pm): Celeriac & apple soup {76 Cal / 9.4g Carbs}
    Chicken & avocado salad {345 Cal / 15.1g Carbs}
    Plum, strawberries, yoghurt, hazelnuts {144 Cal / 13.5g Carbs}

    ……………………………….2 mile walk
    Dinner (6pm): Duck & mushroom stroganoff, linguine {434 Cal / 45.7g Carbs}
    Pineapple flambed in rum, ice cream, passion fruit {228 Cal / 28.9g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee (3 of them decaf)

    Calories 1824
    Carbs 179.6g
    Protein 109.2g
    Fat 65.8g (Sat Fat 12.9g / Trans fats 0.4g)

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

    Sapien Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for looking back to see how long it took to get the blood sugars down to the low 4s. I am just over 3 months eating low carb. I don’t have much weight or waist to lose. I need to build back some muscle that I have lost. My waist is about 30in now as well and I think it looks a bit too small, but the biggest it ever got was 33in.

    Hopefully my body adjusts to lower blood sugar (homeostasis), without me becoming less carb tolerant than before.

    Most of readings that topped 7.8 were at 1/2 hour or one hour after eating. I did however have two that stayed above 7.8 at two hours after I had been eating low carb for about a month. It seems eating low carb has reduced my carb tolerance.

    Since I have replaced carbs with protein and fat, my blood sugars are more stable, but they also don’t seem to drop as quickly to pre-meal as before, especially at breakfast.

    Previously eating more carbs without much fat the blood sugar would go higher, but also drop back to pre-meal level quicker. In some cases, if I only tested at two hours , I would have thought the carbs didn’t have much effect at all, but in fact there was quite a spike in between.
     
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  10. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Tuesday 10/9.
    0640: Coffee with sweetener & double cream.
    1550: Two Rich Tea biscuits, tea with sweetener & milk.
    1700: Some pistachios.
    1820: Chicken biriani. Raspberry tart with double cream.
    2030: One 440ml can Guiness. 3 Irish whiskeys. Cheddar.

    Fbg today 6.5
     
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  11. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tuesday 10/09/2019

    07:30: Oven Cooked Omelette
    Nuts Mixture and Dark chocolate

    One black coffee and three Green tea at work

    18:30 Snack: Couple of Olives, peppers and humus in biscuit
    Couple of Stir fry Chicken in soya souce
    Couple of Smoked Salmon with cream cheese with crackers

    Wednesday 11/09/2019
    FGB(6:00) 7.3
    No exercise and but Slept well blood sugars are coming down
     
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  12. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wednesday 11/9
    FBG (05:30) 4.3
    Exercise free day today


    Breakfast (8am): Scrambled eggs, mushrooms, baked beans, toast (one slice, sourdough)/
    Juice from one orange {385 Cal / 27.7g Carbs}

    Lunch (12pm): Beef & barley broth {96 Cal / 11.5g Carbs}
    Prawn & avocado salad {299 Cal / 10.4g Carbs}
    Peach, cherries, yoghurt, walnuts {138 Cal / 14.9g Carbs}

    BG (6pm) 4.0
    Dinner (6pm): Moules frites, sourdough (1 slice, to mop up the juices) /
    Muscadet (4oz) {468 Cal / 39.2g Carbs}
    Banana & pecan loaf [hot from the oven], ice cream {167 Cal / 24.9g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee (3 of them decaf)

    Calories 1612
    Carbs 139.4g
    Protein 82.4g
    Fat 61.9g (Sat Fat 14.1g / Trans fats 0.6g)

    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just ask
     
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  13. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Yesterday (11/9)
    0820: Coffee with sweetener & double cream.
    1230: Two poached eggs, 1 slice buttered wholemeal toast. Tea.
    1600: One Rich Tea biscuit, tea with sweetener & milk.
    1835: Chicken biriani, OPPO choc & hazelnut ice cream.

    Fbg today 7.9
     
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  14. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wednesday 11/09/2019

    07:30: Two boiled eggs
    Mushrooms, pepper and Asparagus pan fired with butter
    Nuts Mixture and Dark chocolate

    Cycle to work and back home
    One black coffee and three Green tea at work

    19:00 Dinner: Prawn curry
    Cauliflower and Aubergine curry
    Salad and Papad
    Nuts Mixture and Dark chocolate

    21:20 Juice from one Grape fruit

    Thursday 12/09/2019
    FGB(6:00) 7.2
     
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  15. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thursday 12/9
    FBG (05:30) Not measured today
    Snack (5.30am): Banana {62 Cal / 14.2g Carbs}
    ……...…...……...……………2 mile run
    ……………………………….7 x 500m [sprints, 1 minute rests] on rowing machine

    Breakfast (8am) Porridge (almond milk), peach, raspberries, pecans {283 Cal / 35.3g Carbs}

    Lunch (12pm): Celeriac & apple soup {105 Cal / 13.8g Carbs}
    Duck, pomegranate & avocado salad {375 Cal / 13.4g Carbs}
    Pear, blackberries, yoghurt, walnuts {143 Cal / 15.6g Carbs}

    Dinner (6pm): Cottage pie [squash topping, added adzuki beans], green beans {372 Cal / 43.9g Carbs}
    Plum, strawberries, yoghurt, hazelnuts {123 Cal / 10.0g Carbs}

    Snack: Toast (one slice, seeded), peanut butter {173 Cal / 13.1g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee (3 of them decaf)

    Calories 1715
    Carbs 170.1g
    Protein 80.9g
    Fat 66.4g (Sat Fat 12.3g / Trans fats 0.6g)

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

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    Thursday 12/09/2019

    06:00 2 miles morning run

    07:30: One boiled eggs
    Mushrooms, spinach and Asparagus pan fired with butter
    Nuts Mixture and Dark chocolate

    One black coffee and three Green tea at work

    19:10 Blood sugar before dinner 5.4
    19:10 Dinner: Chicken curry
    Leftover Prawn curry
    Leftover Cauliflower and Aubergine curry
    Salad and Papad
    pineapple and almond roule cheese about 30 grams
    Nuts Mixture and Dark chocolate

    Friday 13/09/2019
    FGB(6:00) 8.6
    (pineapple and almond roule cheese is likely cause of high blood sugar, but had this before need to check this again some other time)
     
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    Friday 13/9
    FBG (05:30) 4.3
    ……………………………...4 mile run
    Breakfast (8am): Scrambled eggs, avocado toast, mushrooms, tomatoes/
    Juice from half a grapefruit {401 Cal / 25.9g Carbs}

    Snack (11am): Nectarine, macadamias {105 Cal / 10.4g Carbs}
    ……………………………...2 mile run
    ……………………………...5 km on rowing machine [22 min 19 sec] PB by 4 seconds

    Lunch (12pm): Cottage pie [leftovers], green beans {361 Cal / 39.7g Carbs}
    Plum, strawberries, yoghurt, hazelnuts {140 Cal / 13.1g Carbs}

    ……………………………...3 mile walk
    Dinner (6pm): Pollock in breadcrumbs, sweet potato fries, baked beans {473 Cal / 39.0g Carbs}
    Blackberry & apple crumble [leftovers], ice cream {166 Cal / 20.8g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee (3 of them decaf)

    Calories 1725
    Carbs 159.8g
    Protein 89.2g
    Fat 70.2g (Sat Fat 16.0g / Trans fats 0.9g)

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

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    Saturday 14/9
    FBG (05:30) Not measured today
    Snack (5.30am): Banana {64 Cal / 14.6g Carbs}
    ……...…...……...……………2 mile run
    ……………………………….7 x 500m [sprints, 1 minute rests] on rowing machine

    Breakfast (8am) Porridge (almond milk), plum, raspberries, walnuts {279 Cal / 34.8g Carbs}

    Lunch (12pm): Tomato & lentil soup {130 Cal / 18.3g Carbs}
    Chicken & avocado salad {260 Cal / 6.9g Carbs}
    Pear, blackberries, yoghurt, walnuts {143 Cal / 15.6g Carbs}

    ……………………………...3 hours gardening
    BG (6pm) 4.1
    Dinner (6pm): King prawn, squash & mango curry, paratha {466 Cal / 37.5g Carbs}
    Pineapple, passion fruit, yoghurt, pistachios {134 Cal / 15.6g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee (3 of them decaf)

    Calories 1541
    Carbs 148.4g
    Protein 82.6g
    Fat 60.0g (Sat Fat 16.5g / Trans fats 0.1g)

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

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    Friday 13/09/2019

    07:30: Oven cooked omelette
    Nuts Mixture and Dark chocolate

    Cycle to work and back home
    One black coffee and three Green tea at work

    19:00 blood sugar before dinner 7.2
    19:00 Dinner: Panner curry
    Cauliflower and Broccoli rice
    Baby sweet corn and courgette stir fry
    Salad and Papad
    Nuts Mixture and Dark chocolate

    21:20 Juice from one Grape fruit

    Saturday 14/09/2019
    FGB(6:00) 7.3
     
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    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Saturday 14/09/2019

    08:10 breakfast : Oven cooked omelette
    Nuts Mixture and Dark chocolate

    One black coffee in afternoon

    19:00 blood sugar before dinner 6.9
    19:00 Dinner: chicken curry
    Cauliflower and Broccoli rice
    Baby sweet corn and courgette stir fry
    Salad and Papad
    Nuts Mixture and Dark chocolate

    21:00 approximately 50 grams of fresh pineapple

    Sunday 15/09/2019
    FGB(6:45) 7.0
     
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