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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. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Food yesterday (10/1)
    Snack (5.30am): Banana {62 Cal / 14.2g Carbs}
    ................................4 mile walk
    Breakfast (7am): Toast (one slice, wholemeal), bacon, mushrooms,
    tomatoes, baked beans / Juice from one grapefruit {285 Cal / 27.7g Carbs}

    Lunch (12pm): Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and avocado,
    toast (one slice, seeded) {404 Cal / 15.9g Carbs}
    Strawberries, raspberries, yoghurt, almonds {125 Cal / 10.9g Carbs}

    .................................8 mile walk
    Snack (3pm, during walk): Christmas cake, no icing {144 Cal / 23.1g Carbs}

    Dinner (6.30pm): Thai green prawn & cashew curry, jasmine rice {472 Cal / 40.7g Carbs}
    Blackberries, blueberries, yoghurt {87 Cal / 11.1g Carbs}

    3 cups of coffee too

    Calories 1622
    Carbs 148.2g
    Protein 87.7g
    Fat 67.2g (Sat Fat 17.9g / Trans fat 0.5g)

    FBG Today (11/1 05:30) 4.3



    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just ask
     
  2. NewTD2

    NewTD2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You eat a lot of carbs and yet your fbg reads in the 4s. Amazing!!!

    What is your recent HBA1C?

    I’m very curious to know!
     
  3. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Most recent HbA1c was in December and was 31. If you look at my signature you can see how my figures progressed over time.
    I do plenty of exercise too and find that if I don't have some carbs before exercising that I get fatigued rather quickly.
    I kept carbs to about 120g/day for several months whilst losing weight. I only increased to 180g./day when I didn't want to get any thinner (my waist went from 42 to 32 inches over 6 months) and didn't just want to load up on fat.. I don't know whether this diet is sustainable on a permanent basis but will keep checking and report back to anyone who is interested.
    I do think that the exercise and weight loss is the critical factor, particularly the exercise as my BG was in the normal range for a non diabetic before I had lost very much weight. Maybe I shifted visceral fat from around the liver and pancreas first and reversed the insulin resistance, further weight loss and exercise appears t have 'cured' metabolic syndrome. All of this though is supposition, I just know that it has worked for me.
     
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  4. NewTD2

    NewTD2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No wonder you can eat so much carbs because your A1c is “normal”!!!

    Mine is stil at 46 (6.4%) pre-diabetic range.

    So I’m low carbing.
     
  5. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very wise, though I m not convinced of the need to go extremely low. Are you exercising much?
     
  6. NewTD2

    NewTD2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I was a semi pro tennis player.

    Please private message me!

    Andrew
     
  7. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Food yesterday (11/1)
    This is the second heavy exercise week in a row before a much easier one next week.
    Yesterday, I was absolutely ravenous all day, this doesn't happen very often and
    seems to be associated with exercise.

    Breakfast 1 (5.30am): Porridge (made with almond milk), raspberries,
    cherries, almonds {291 Cal / 39.1g Carbs}
    ................................3 mile walk
    ................................5 km row
    Breakfast 2 (8am): Toast (one slice, wholemeal), garlic mushrooms,
    tomatoes, hummus, York ham / Juice from one orange {235 Cal / 23.7g Carbs}

    Snack (10.30am): Vegetable soup, bread (one slice, seeded), hummus {215 Cal / 21.1g Carbs}
    ................................3 mile walk
    ................................5 km row

    Lunch (12.30pm): Crayfish, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber, rye bread,
    hummus {393 Cal / 15.2g Carbs}
    Pear, blackberries, yoghurt, walnuts {143 Cal / 13.2g Carbs}

    Snack (2.30pm): Banana {62 Cal / 13.8g Carbs}
    .................................5 mile walk
    Snack (4pm): Christmas cake, no icing {183 Cal / 29.3g Carbs}

    BG (6pm) 4.2 [very pleased with this as I sat and read a book for 2 hours after cake]
    Dinner (6.30pm): Chicken with hazelnut & parmesan crust, sweet potato fries,
    green beans, peas, sweetcorn {457 Cal / 37.2g Carbs}
    Merlot (4oz) {100 Cal / 3.1g Carbs}
    Strawberries, nectarine, yoghurt {75 Cal / 10.4g Carbs}

    3 cups of coffee too

    Calories 2153
    Carbs 210.7g
    Protein 128.1g
    Fat 63.7g (Sat Fat 11.8g / Trans fat 0.6g)

    FBG Today (12/1 05:30) 4.1
    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just ask
     
  8. Speedbird

    Speedbird Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi midnightrider. Some lovely food ideas and wonderful results.
    Are you still on insulin and humilin?
    Thanks
     
  9. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No, I was only on that for 6 weeks or so. I have been completely med free since early Feb 2017. If you look at my signature you can see my milestones
     
  10. NewTD2

    NewTD2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fish and Chips?

    No way!?

    I would love to learn how you can control your bg levels so well!!!
     
  11. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I doubt that levels would stay under control if I ate fish and chips often. Fish is fine, just a few carbs in the batter and I only eat some of that, too greasy for me to eat it all. One portion of chips is shared between me, the missus, and a few for our 5 year old lad.
    And it is an occasional treat.
     
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    NewTD2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh ok.

    I’m very interested to know how do you increase your energy levels before exercising?
     
  13. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Food yesterday (12/1)
    Breakfast 1 (5.30am): Porridge (made with almond milk), pear,
    blackberries, walnuts {292 Cal / 38.4g Carbs}
    ................................3 mile walk
    ................................5 km row
    Breakfast 2 (8am): Ham, garlic mushroom & tomato omelette /
    Juice from one orange {265 Cal / 10.2g Carbs}

    Snack (10.30am): Watermelon, strawberries, yoghurt, pistachios {109 Cal / 11.6g Carbs}
    ................................3 mile walk
    ................................5 km row

    Lunch (12.30pm): Texas chilli [leftovers], sweet potato fries,
    corn on the cob, guacamole {444 Cal / 30.1g Carbs}
    Kiwi, raspberries, yoghurt {81 Cal / 9.8g Carbs}

    Snack (4pm): Christmas cake, no icing {172 Cal / 27.6g Carbs}
    ...................................2 mile walk
    ...................................5 km row

    Dinner (6.30pm): Monkfish in prosciutto, celeriac & garlic mash,
    peas, sweetcorn, broad beans {359 Cal / 35.1g Carbs}
    Viognier (4oz) {100 Cal / 3.1g Carbs}
    Cherries, chocolate ice cream {97 Cal / 11.2g Carbs}

    3 cups of coffee too

    Calories 1962
    Carbs 182.5g
    Protein 112.8g
    Fat 63.7g (Sat Fat 11.8g / Trans fat 0.6g)

    FBG Today (13/1 06:00) 3.8
    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just ask
     
  14. Speedbird

    Speedbird Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done midnightrider. You have done an excellent job in reducing your bs.
     
  15. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
     
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    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Food yesterday (13/1)
    Breakfast 1 (6am): Strawberries, blackberries, yoghurt,
    walnuts {120 Cal / 8.8g Carbs}
    ................................4 mile walk
    Breakfast 2 (8.30am): Mackerel, toast (one slice, seeded),
    hummus, tomatoes / Clementine {314 Cal / 22.5g Carbs}

    Lunch (12pm): Tomato & basil soup {82 Cal / 12.9g Carbs}
    Crayfish, avocado, rye bread, hummus, tomatoes, cucumber {217 Cal / 13.7g Carbs}
    Nectarine, raspberries, yoghurt, almonds {81 Cal / 9.8g Carbs}

    Snack (2pm): Banana {67 Cal / 15.2g Carbs}
    .................................6 mile walk
    Snack (4pm): Partridge & chicken liver pate, crackers, grapes {129 Cal / 14.7g Carbs}

    Dinner (6.30pm): Melanzane alla Parmigiana {352 Cal / 27.4g Carbs}
    Pear, blueberries, yoghurt, ginger cookie crumbs {105 Cal / 16.1g Carbs}

    Snack (9pm): Toast (one slice, seeded), milk {169 Cal / 17.7g Carbs}

    3 cups of coffee too

    Calories 1742
    Carbs 168.8g
    Protein 92.3g
    Fat 66.2g (Sat Fat 19.1g / Trans fat 1.2g)

    FBG Today (13/1 06:00) 3.8
    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just ask
     
  17. NewTD2

    NewTD2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That’s a lot of carbs.

    Really don’t understand how your body can cope as T2!!!
     
  18. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My guess is that the weight loss removed most of the visceral fat from my pancreas and liver, which dealt with the insulin resistance. The exercise increased my metabolic rate, enabling my body to overcome the metabolic syndrome from which it was suffering. These are quite simplistic explanations but have some evidence to support them (something is clearly working and whilst the reason interests me, it isn't vital for me to know why).
    Also, the recommended amount of carbs is 300g/day with 2 hours a week of exercise (NHS / Eatwell plate etc.). My mum was diagnosed T2 15 years ago and stuck rigidly to this regimen, within a year becoming med free and BG completely under control.

    180g/day is only just over half this amount and I do 2 hours exercise per day. I believe that the exercise is the crucial part as my BG was well within the normal range by the time I had lost about 20lb of the 85lb that I eventually lost.
     
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    NewTD2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can we discuss privately please?

    I’d like to ask a few questions.

    Andrew
     
  20. KathyCP

    KathyCP Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Way up this morning for me, about 6.5 - (three readings, 7, 5.8 and 6.5, so going with the middle one). i'm usually below 5.5 - yesterday i ate 2 boiled eggs, lettuce, tomato a few green peas, half an avocado and some cucumber for breakfast, and half an avocado, steamed fish, mushrooms broccoli, yoghurt, half an apple and some nuts for dinner. so nothing unusual there, it's what i usually eat - and on friday my bg level was 5.3 first thing. no idea what has happened today - liver dump? slight lurgy (the whole household seems to have one that comes and goes)? anyway, not panicking, just being really careful what i eat today, especially no fruit.
     
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