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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. OzBlossom

    OzBlossom Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    FBG 5.5 (woohoo! two days running! probably jinxed myself saying that :))

    Yesterday:
    Lunch: protein meal shake + psyllium + green leaf salad, 3 x keto-friendly coffees
    Dinner: mushroom stuffed baked capsicum with egg and mozzarella , green leaf salad

    Cal <800, net carbs 19g
     
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  2. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Friday 20/11/2020

    06:45 Morning 1st run for 1.5 miles

    07:45 Morning 2nd run for 1.5 miles

    08:30 Breakfast: Porridge with Berries and Almond butter
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    Coffee with milk in the morning

    Blood Glucose before dinner 5.2
    17:30 Dinner: Beetroot and carrot Vegetable soup with cauliflower and broccoli
    Papad
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    20:30 Blood Glucose 3 hour after dinner 5.5

    Saturday 21/11/2020

    FBG(06:00) - 6.1
     
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  3. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Saturday 21/11/2020

    07:45 Morning run for 1.5 miles

    09:00 Breakfast: Oven cooked omelette with raspberries
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    Coffee with milk in the morning

    Blood Glucose before dinner 5.8
    17:30 Dinner: Two Ragi roti
    Chickpea curry
    Aubergine chutney
    Beetroot and carrot Vegetable soup
    Salad and Papad
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    20:00 Evening walk for 1.5 miles

    Sunday 22/11/2020

    FBG(06:00) - 6.5
     
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  4. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sunday 22/11
    FBG (06:00)
    Not measured today


    Snack (6am): Banana {66 Cal / 15.0g Carbs}
    ....................................5 mile walk
    Breakfast (8am): Avocado toast, scrambled eggs / Half a grapefruit {402 Cal / 21.0g Carbs}

    Snack (11am): Chocolate torte [small piece, after decorating all morning] {123 Cal / 14.1g Carbs}

    Lunch (12pm): Sweet potato, coconut & chilli soup {85 Cal / 14.0g Carbs}
    Tuna salad {188 Cal / 5.3g Carbs}
    Mango, strawberries, yoghurt, pecans {135 Cal / 12.0g Carbs}

    BG (6pm) 4.2
    Dinner (6pm): Game stew, mashed potato, carrots, green beans,
    roast cauliflower / Pinot Noir (4oz) {550 Cal / 35.6g Carbs}
    Summer fruits, yoghurt, walnuts {127 Cal / 11.3g Carbs}

    5 cups of coffee (3 of them decaf)

    Calories 1746
    Carbs 137.0g
    Protein 107.0g
    Fat 66.7g (Sat Fat 17.2g / Trans fats 0.4g)

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

    OzBlossom Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh yum! I love seeing the menus here and shall pester for recipes soon I think :)

    FBG: 5.0

    Yesterday
    Lunch: visiting family - made us all portobello mushroom 'pizzas' and green leaf salad (with extras for others)
    Dinner: travelling back so protein meal shake +psyllium, then SF choc on arrive home

    Cal <800, net carbs 17g
     
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  6. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sunday 22/11/2020

    08:15 Morning run for 1.5 miles

    09:15 Breakfast: Omlette
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    Tea with milk in the morning

    Blood Glucose before dinner 6.2
    17:30 Dinner: Ragi roti
    Chicken curry
    Chickpea curry
    Aubergine chutney
    Cabbage stir fry
    Green beans stir fry
    Salad
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    18:00 Evening walk for 1.5 miles

    Monday 23/11/2020

    FBG(06:00) - 7.3 (Poor sleep)
     
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  7. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Monday 23/11
    FBG (05:30) 4.4

    Breakfast (5.30am): Porridge (almond milk), raspberries, blackcurrants, walnuts {273 Cal / 34.7g Carbs}
    ...................................4.2 km run [23 min 05 sec]

    Snack (11am): Banana {61 Cal / 14.0g Carbs}
    ...................................4.2 km run [21 min 41 sec]

    Lunch (12pm): Celeriac & chestnut soup {85 Cal / 12.1g Carbs}
    Chicken & artichoke salad {364 Cal / 14.4g Carbs}
    Pear, blackberries, yoghurt, hazelnuts {132 Cal / 11.4g Carbs}

    BG (6pm) 4.4
    Dinner (6pm): Salmon, sweet potato fries, peas, sweetcorn {375 Cal / 30.7g Carbs}
    Malaga ice cream {123 Cal / 20.4g Carbs}

    5 cups of coffee (3 of them decaf)

    Calories 1482
    Carbs 145.3g
    Protein 76.2g
    Fat 54.0g (Sat Fat 10.4g / Trans fats 0.3g)

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

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Monday 23/11/2020

    07:45 Morning run for 1.5 miles

    08:30 Breakfast: Stir fry okra
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    Coffee with milk in the morning

    Blood Glucose before dinner 5.9
    17:30 Dinner: Grilled Sweet potato
    Chicken curry
    Cabbage stir fry
    Green beans stir fry
    Salad and seaweed
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    Tuesday 24/11/2020

    FBG(06:00) - 7.2
     
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  9. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tuesday 24/11
    FBG (05:30) 4.3

    Breakfast (5.30am): Porridge (almond milk), plum, blackberries, walnuts {283 Cal / 37.1g Carbs}
    ...................................9.6 km run [47 min 20 sec]

    Lunch (12pm): Spiced parsnip soup {83 Cal / 13.7g Carbs}
    Testing for the xmas soup this week, it will either be this one or the chestnut & celeriac one from yesterday
    Cottage cheese & avocado salad {259 Cal / 10.7g Carbs}
    Persimmon, strawberries, yoghurt, pecans {134 Cal / 12.8g Carbs}

    Snack (4pm): Toast, peanut butter {185 Cal / 15.6g Carbs}

    Dinner (6pm): Squash, fennel & pea risotto {416 Cal / 59.6g Carbs}
    Pear, blackberries, yoghurt, hazelnuts {132 Cal / 13.0g Carbs}

    5 cups of coffee (4 of them decaf)

    Calories 1562
    Carbs 171.1g
    Protein 54.4g
    Fat 65.0g (Sat Fat 13.0g / Trans fats 0.3g)

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

    OzBlossom Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think I missed a day:

    Today FBG 5.2
    Yesterday
    lunch: protein meal shake with almond milk + psyllium, 2 x keto-friendly coffee
    dinner:green leaf salad with cottage cheese and lemon myrtle pepper seasoning, 6 olives and 2 hard-boiled eggs, 2 pieces SF dark choc + stevia hot choc
    Cal <800, net carbs 20g
     
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  11. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tuesday 24/11/2020

    06:45 Morning run for 1.5 miles

    08:30 Breakfast: Two boiled eggs
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    Coffee with milk in the morning

    Blood Glucose before dinner 5.3
    17:30 Dinner: Grilled tofu
    Tomato dahl
    Cauliflower and Broccoli rice
    Salad and Papad
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    18:30 Evening walk for 1.5 miles

    Wednesday 25/11/2020

    FBG(06:00) - 7.1
     
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    Joepubli Type 2 · Member

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    Hi - I have a question. Has anyone tried to systematically build a data of what food raises blood sugar by how much? For example 2 slices of Toast and a cup of tea without sugar. Is such data available anywhere? I appreciate that it varies by individual but still may give useful relative information. Would be not so difficult for anyone using Freestyle libre system.
    My questions are:
    1. does this idea make sense
    2. Will it be useful for anyone other than the person doing it?
    3. Will such tests need to be done in conjunction with normal medication or without.
    I saw some youtube videos by beat diabetes where he tests foods on himself at 30,60,90 mins and this makes we wonder whether a database contributed to by many diabtics would be of use.
    Please excuse my ignorance.
     
  13. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wednesday 25/11
    FBG (05:30) 4.2

    Breakfast (5.30am): Avocado toast, poached eggs/ Juice from one orange {442 Cal / 22.7g Carbs}

    Lunch (12pm): Celeriac & chestnut soup {83 Cal / 13.7g Carbs}
    Game stew (leftovers), roast cauliflower, green beans, carrots {329 Cal / 20.7g Carbs}
    Kiwi, blueberries, yoghurt, walnuts {131 Cal / 11.6g Carbs}

    BG (6pm) 4.3
    Dinner (6pm): Prawn, sweet potato & mango curry, fennel seed paratha {602 Cal / 50.6g Carbs}
    Flambed pineapple, ice cream, pistachios {171 Cal / 20.1g Carbs}

    5 cups of coffee (3 of them decaf)

    Calories 1833
    Carbs 146.6g
    Protein 111.3g
    Fat 79.5g (Sat Fat 18.6g / Trans fats 0.4g)

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

    OzBlossom Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Others have much deeper knowledge than I do, but suspect that most would say that the general rule of thumb is the lower carb the better and you'll see that on the forums, dropping weight has been essential for many (myself included and a work in progress :)). There are links on this website to specific program for low carb eating for Type 2.
    https://www.lowcarbprogram.com/
    I'm using the FAST800 program as a base, though that's not 100% popular on the forums - but it is working well for me.

    Beyond that, how anyone responds to particular carb intake will be highly dependent on their personal responses, coupled with their medication/exercise/general diet routine and possibly other factors such as relative carb intake in recent days, current stress levels and how much sleep they've had. Then on top of that you'd have all the extra bits of, say what kind of bread was it? how much did it weigh? what did you have with it? All of that complexity makes me doubt that you could boil it down into a reliable (for all) table on specific foods. Additionally, some days I have eaten the EXACT same thing two days in a row and had somewhat different blood sugar responses. Go figure.

    Much simpler to focus on the available advice of where to start with your carb levels for Type 2 and an initial meal plan guide, then perhaps you can look at how much of the core culprit (carbs) you're ingesting and how do you individually respond to that and then you'll be able to branch out from there.

    Just speaking for myself, I've found it very reliable to use a low carb program, track my intake and look at my own blood sugar responses. I'm extremely low carb at present (goal is no more than 20g net carb a day - not always perfect) but that's a "phase one" thing. I will remain low carb but gradually will have to do my own observations of exactly what that needs to be for me - and it may change over time. You'll see in the comments in many areas on the forums that some are no carbs (carnivore), some stay ultra low carb, some manage 50g carb per meal, or 150g per day overall, or .... endless variations.

    Many members have this post tagged in their signatures or comments and it also may be useful for you:
    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/blog-entry/the-nutritional-thingy.2330/
    However, suggest that if you post your question as a new thread onto the Type 2 forum you'll generate more responses.
     
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  15. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wednesday 25/11/2020

    08:30 Breakfast: Berries smoothie with almond milk
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    Coffee with milk in the morning

    Blood Glucose before dinner 5.9
    17:30 Dinner: Beetroot soup with other vegetables
    Papad
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    No running because busy with other things

    Thursday 26/11/2020

    FBG(06:00) - 7.1
     
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    Thursday 26/11
    FBG (05:30) Not measured today

    Breakfast (5.30am): Porridge (almond milk), strawberries, blueberries, walnuts {272 Cal / 36.0g Carbs}
    ...................................4.2 km run [22 min 09 sec]
    28 sec over PB but best time for a run this early by almost a minute


    Lunch (12pm): Spiced parsnip soup {101 Cal / 16.6g Carbs}
    Tuna & avocado salad {259 Cal / 6.4g Carbs}
    Persimmon, strawberries, yoghurt, pecans {131 Cal / 11.6g Carbs}

    Dinner (6pm): Duck & vegetable stir fry, plum sauce, rice noodles {441 Cal / 38.7g Carbs}
    Pear, blackberries, yoghurt, hazelnuts {133 Cal / 10.7g Carbs}

    5 cups of coffee (3 of them decaf)

    Calories 1406
    Carbs 128.3g
    Protein 78.7g
    Fat 58.3g (Sat Fat 10.9g / Trans fats 0.4g)

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

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    Thursday 26/11/2020

    07:45 Morning run for 1.5 miles

    08:30 Breakfast: Oven cooked omelette
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    Coffee with milk in the morning

    Blood Glucose before dinner 6.2
    17:30 Dinner: Chicken curry
    Cauliflower and broccoli rice
    Leftover Beetroot soup with other vegetables
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    18:30 Evening walk for 1.5 miles

    Friday 27/11/2020

    FBG(06:00) - 7.3
     
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    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Friday 27/11/2020

    07:45 Morning run for 1.5 miles

    08:30 Breakfast: two boiled eggs
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    Couple of Coffee with milk in the morning

    Blood Glucose before dinner 5.2
    17:30 Dinner: Chicken curry
    Cauliflower and broccoli rice
    Gongura chutney
    Salad and Papad
    Nuts mixture and Dark chocolate

    18:30 Evening walk for 1.5 miles

    Saturday 28/11/2020

    FBG(06:00) - 6.3
     
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    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Friday 27/11
    FBG (05:30) 4.3

    Breakfast (5.30am): Avocado toast, mushrooms/ Grapefruit {251 Cal / 20.8g Carbs}

    Snack (11am): Banana {69 Cal / 15.6g Carbs}
    ...................................5 km run [25 min 10 sec] New PB

    Lunch (12pm): Celeriac & chestnut soup {109 Cal / 15.5g Carbs}
    Chicken & artichoke salad {299 Cal / 13.6g Carbs}
    Strawberries, raspberries, yoghurt, pecans {135 Cal / 8.7g Carbs}

    BG (6pm) 4.2
    Dinner (6pm): Friend (bubble) round for dinner.
    Joint effort. I made the starter, bubble made the main, Mrs Midnightrider did the pud

    Scallops with black pudding and romanesco puree/ Belini (x2) {301 Cal / 18.9g Carbs}
    Paella / Sauvignon Blanc (x 2) {623 Cal / 51.8g Carbs}
    Tiramisu {275 Cal / 25.0g Carbs}

    5 cups of coffee (3 of them decaf)

    Calories 2139
    Carbs 179.9g
    Protein 106g0
    Fat 65.3g (Sat Fat 19.2g / Trans fats 0.3g)

    Saturday 28/11
    FBG (05:30) 4.3

    Breakfast (5.30am): Porridge (almond milk), strawberries, raspberries, walnuts {279 Cal / 35.0g Carbs}
    ...................................6 km gentle run

    Lunch (12pm): Spiced parsnip soup {82 Cal / 13.5g Carbs}
    Ham & avocado salad {286 Cal / 12.1g Carbs}
    Mango, pineapple, yoghurt, almonds {129 Cal / 14.1g Carbs}

    Snack (3pm): Tiramisu [small piece] {138 Cal / 12.5g Carbs}

    Dinner (6pm): Fish & chips [takeaway, left most of the batter, small chips] {530 Cal / 48.3g Carbs}
    Peach, blueberries, yoghurt, pecans {122 Cal / 9.9g Carbs}

    5 cups of coffee (3 of them decaf)

    Calories 1635
    Carbs 154.1g
    Protein 63.4g
    Fat 78.1g (Sat Fat 16.7g / Trans fats 0.2g)

    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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    Sunday 29/11
    FBG (05:30) Not measured today

    Breakfast (8.30am): Scrambled eggs, mushrooms, baked beans, toast/
    Juice from one orange {379 Cal / 24.3g Carbs}
    ...................................8 km walk

    Lunch (12pm): Spiced parsnip soup {86 Cal / 14.2g Carbs}
    Green bean, fig & almond salad {273 Cal / 19.0g Carbs}
    Nectarine, raspberries, yoghurt, hazelnuts {134 Cal / 10.4g Carbs}

    Snack (3pm): Cookie [fresh from the oven] {75 Cal / 9.6g Carbs}

    Dinner (6pm): Tuna steak, parmentier potatoes, salad {314 Cal / 21.1g Carbs}
    Strawberries, kiwi, yoghurt, pecans {131 Cal / 11.6g Carbs}

    5 cups of coffee (3 of them decaf)

    Calories 1461
    Carbs 118.9g
    Protein 71.4g
    Fat 69.7g (Sat Fat 17.4g / Trans fats 0.3g)

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