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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. tan800

    tan800 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Wow, very impressed with your progress! Am I right to say that you have reversed your diabetes by low carb diet, intensive physical activities, plus careful control of BG level?

    BTW, do you test BG levels before/after meals daily?

    Thanks
     
  2. Granny_grump_

    Granny_grump_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    BG.6.0 today 4.25 am
    Meals yesterday 17/3/2017 brunch mackerel and mixed salad cup tea
    Evening meal stir fry chicken and stir fry veg. light soy sauce
    + coffee fruit teas and tea.
    Levels all day not above 6.5. K
     
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  3. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    I test 6am and 6pm, and try to do 2 hours after my heaviest carb meal of the day (or anything out of the ordinary), though sometimes this last one isn't possible. I did test after every meal to start with but have cut that back now. If my baseline values change I will test more thoroughly again.

    For me, what I like about this diet is that I can cook and eat normally with my family. I just have smaller portions of spud, pasta, rice, bread etc than they do but all the rest is the same. Of course, if this approach proves not to work in the end I may try lower carb but the likelihood is that my carbs will go up slightly when I have reached target weight. At that point I will test more intensively until I'm happy that things are stable.
     
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  4. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday (Saturday 18/3)

    Breakfast: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Granola (home made, sugar free), Almond milk /
    Toast (1/2 slice, seeded), peanut butter / banana (1/2) {405 Cal / 32.2g Carbs}
    ................3 mile walk

    Lunch: Scrambled egg, bacon, mushroom, tomato, toast (1/2), OJ (1 orange) {267Cal / 15.0g Carbs}

    Snack: Comte, Doux de Montagne, Serano ham, Peach {291 Cal / 5.7g Carbs}

    2 mile walk
    Beer (4 pints) {760 Cal / 40g Carbs}
    2 mile walk

    BG (7.30pm) 4.2
    Dinner: Lamb Casserole, carrots, runner beans {315 Cal / 14.2g Carbs}
    Dessert: Pear & blackberry crumble (no topping), yoghurt {150 Cal / 15.2g Carbs}

    5 cups of coffee too

    Calories 2270
    Carbs 132g

    FBG today 4.9
    All food cooked from scratch. If you would like any recipes, please just ask.
     
  5. tan800

    tan800 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Your food looks great, also FBG! Congratulations to you! I am looking into Moderate carbohydrate
    diet, yours menu is very appealing to me! I will copy down your food list:).

    Have you done test on honey, especially impact to BG?

    Thanks
     
  6. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No, not yet. I'm not a huge fan of honey so it hasn't come up yet.
    Have you tried cronometer? It is a free website where you can keep your food diary and it does all the calculations for you for macro and micronutrients etc. You can also keep record of a lot of biometrics, weight, BG etc. It may be of some use to you.
     
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  7. tan800

    tan800 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thanks, I don't know cronometer, will take a look first. Do you use it to track your food, BG levels, etc?

    Any app can be used to support BG testing before and after a given food? So basically support BG testing before and after food/meal:) Not sure if such apps yet today.

    In fact I was thinking to use myFitnessPal for my daily food, plus BG level tracking, but have not started yet.
     
  8. MikeTurin

    MikeTurin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I habe eaten an apple and cocoa pudding with double cream. Special Piedmont recipe. Made using Stevia instrad of sugar
     

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  9. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Fbg 3.8 this morning.
    Yesterday I had

    Breakfast: Coffee and milk

    Lunch: Reheated beef lasagna and dilute sugar free orange squash.

    Dinner: Reheated french fries (10max) with 2 wet fried eggs and 4 squares of honey roast ham.

    No supper.

    4 cubes of galaxy chocolate and strawberry jam sandwich to treat my hypo. (1.30am)
     
  10. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Food yesterday (Sunday 19/3)

    Breakfast: Poached duck egg, bacon, mushroom, tomato, toast (1/2), Satsuma {301Cal / 19.0g Carbs}
    ................3 mile walk

    Lunch: Lamb casserole (left overs) / Strawberry tart {494 Cal / 21.5g Carbs}

    4 mile walk

    BG (6pm) 4.3
    Dinner: Monkfish, Sautee potatoes & sweet potatoes, peas {291 Cal / 25.4g Carbs}
    Dessert: Cheese (Comte, Doux de Montagne), Peach (1/2) {164 Cal / 5.2g Carbs}

    5 cups of coffee too

    Calories 1409
    Carbs 86g

    FBG today 5.0
    All food cooked from scratch. If you would like any recipes, please just ask.
     
  11. walnut_face

    walnut_face Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sunday
    B: Yoghurt
    2 mile walk
    L: Smoked Mackerel and salad
    D: Roast Chicken, potato, parsnips, carrot, purple sprouting. Cheese and crackers
    2 Pints Tanglefoot (about 50g Carbs)

    Wake up to a 6.4 - lowest for several days
     
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  12. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Food yesterday (Monday 20/3)

    Breakfast: Strawberries, raspberries, nectarine (1/2), granola (home made, no added sugar), almond milk /
    Kippers, satsuma {376Cal / 15.8g Carbs}
    ................3 mile walk

    Snack(10am): Banana, almonds {126 Cal / 17.6g Carbs}

    Lunch: Tomato & basil soup, toast (1/2 slice seeded) / Nectarine (1/2), kiwi, yoghurt {214 Cal / 28.9g Carbs}
    ...............4 mile walk

    BG (6pm) 4.4
    Dinner: Roast chicken, roast potatoes (3 small), carrots, cauliflower, runner beans {409 Cal / 22.6g Carbs}
    Dessert (9pm): Chianti (4oz.), Cheese (Comte) {193 Cal / 3.8g Carbs}

    5 cups of coffee too

    Calories 1428
    Carbs 100g

    FBG today 5.1
    All food cooked from scratch. If you would like any recipes, please just ask.
     
  13. Granny_grump_

    Granny_grump_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    On waking coffee with cream BG 6.0
    11.05 Brunch mushroom Tomatoe cheese omelette cup tea
    Evening Meal Made from scratch fish pie used cauliflower instead of potatoes for topping and cabbage cup tea
    BG 2 hrs later 6.3
    Supper at 7 because of fasting bloods in morning at clinic
    Two strawberries 3tbsp Full fat yogurt, fruit tea BG before bed 10.35 BG 6.1
    1 hour walk with dogs!K
    On rising before blood test BG 6.4
     
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  14. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Food yesterday (Tuesday 20/3)

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, toast (1/2 slice, seeded), OJ (1 orange) {299Cal / 13.7g Carbs}
    ................4 mile walk

    Snack(10am): Pear, Roquefort, walnuts {194 Cal / 8.7g Carbs}

    Lunch: Chicken & mushroom broth, toast (1/2 slice seeded) / Bresaola, tricolore salad {352 Cal / 10.7g Carbs}
    ...............3 mile walk

    BG (6pm) 4.5
    Dinner: Moussaka {338 Cal / 8.6g Carbs}
    Dessert: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, yoghurt {85 Cal / 11.1g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee too

    Calories 1378
    Carbs 65g [this was a surprise as I thought I had eaten as normal today]

    FBG today 5.1
    All food cooked from scratch. If you would like any recipes, please just ask.
     
  15. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Food yesterday (Wednesday 22/3)

    Breakfast: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, granola (home made, no added sugar), almond milk /
    Kipper, toast (1/2 slice, seeded), satsuma {322Cal / 21.9g Carbs}
    ................3 mile walk

    Snack(10am): Pear (1/2), Gorgonzola, walnuts {219 Cal / 11.9g Carbs}

    Lunch: Moussaka [left overs], Strawberries, nectarine, yoghurt {414 Cal / 20.9g Carbs}
    ...............3 mile walk

    BG (6pm) 4.8
    Dinner: Sausages, potato & celeriac mash, sweetcorn, onion gravy {472Cal / 24.9g Carbs}
    Dessert: Chianti, cheese (Comte) {189 Cal / 3.8g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee too

    Calories 1734
    Carbs 95g

    FBG today 5.0
    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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    Food yesterday (Thursday 23/3)

    Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, mushrooms, tomato, toast (1/2 slice, seeded), OJ (1 orange) {264Cal / 14.7g Carbs}
    ................3 mile walk

    Snack(10am): Banana, Cottage cheese {147 Cal / 19.8g Carbs}

    Lunch: Parma ham, Salami, Insalata tricolore (Avocado/tomato/mozzarella) {277 Cal / 3.8g Carbs}
    ...............3 mile walk

    BG (6pm) 4.1
    Dinner: Saltimbocca alla Romana, roast pots & sweet pots, Green beans {392Cal / 15.0g Carbs}
    Dessert: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, yoghurt, 90% chocolate (17g) {176 Cal / 12.9gCarbs}

    4 cups of coffee too

    Calories 1346
    Carbs 78g

    FBG today 4.9
    All food cooked from scratch. If you would like any recipes, please just ask.
     
  17. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Food yesterday (Friday 24/3)

    Breakfast: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, granola (home made, no added sugar), almond milk /
    Toast (1/2 slice, seeded), peanut butter, banana (1/2) {270 Cal / 29.3g Carbs}
    ................6 mile walk

    Lunch: Whitebait, chips (1/2 portion), beer (1 pint) {387 Cal / 20.8g Carbs}

    Snack(2pm): Nectarine, goat cheese, peanuts {161 Cal / 5.5g Carbs}

    BG (6pm) 4.0
    Dinner: Tuna, fries (60g), insalata tricolore {460 Cal / 15.5g Carbs}
    White wine (Gavi) {98 Cal / 6.3g Carbs}
    Dessert: Strawberries, yoghurt {54 Cal / 6.4g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee too

    Calories 1487
    Carbs 91g

    FBG today 4.7
    All food cooked from scratch. If you would like any recipes, please just ask.
     
  18. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Had a one meal only day yesterday (part from usual tea and coffee)

    Sous vide pork belly with an avocado
    Raspberries marscapone and double cream for pud.

    FBG this morning 5.1
     
  19. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Fairly carb day yesterday even for me:
    B/fast - Greek yoghurt with berries and flaxseed
    Mid-morn - blueberry muffin (somebody was retiring and it was saying eat me so I did!)
    Lunch - roast beef sandwich with Tesco's protein bread, Greek yoghurt and berries
    Tea - 3 Black Farmers Pork Sausages, baked beans and about 2 tablespoons of mashed spud - before 5.4, after 1 hour 7.5 and after 2 hours 6.3 so not too bad. Didn't do after 3 hours because some Hagen Das ice cream jumped out of the freezer!!

    FBG this morning 4.9
     
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  20. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Food yesterday (Saturday 25/3)

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, toast (1/2 slice, seeded), Juice (2 satsumas) {267 Cal / 13.9g Carbs}
    ................4 mile walk

    Lunch: Tomato & basil soup, toast (1/2 slice seeded) / Pear, Chaource, almonds {322 Cal / 28.5g Carbs}

    BG (6pm) 4.6
    Dinner: Duck breast & cherry sauce, dauphinoise pots, squash, green beans {477 Cal / 17.0g Carbs}
    Red wine (Dark Horse Merlot) {100 Cal / 3.1g Carbs}
    ...............3 mile walk

    Supper (9pm): Toast (1 slice, seeded) / Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, double cream {191 Cal / 18.2g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee too

    Calories 1461
    Carbs 93g

    FBG today 5.0
    All food cooked from scratch. If you would like any recipes, please just ask.
     
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