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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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    Hi Spuds.

    Celeriac, where to start? I love it myself and eat it regularly. It has a slight aniseed flavour to it so goes particularly well with fish but its earthiness goes well with meat too.
    It can be substituted for potato in just about any potato recipe and cooked the same way though it can be a little fibrous in a way similar to squash (it is celery root after all). I make mash with 60/40ish mix of potato to celeriac (plus lots of milk, butter and seasoning). This gives celeriac flavour with the smoothness of potato.

    A couple of regulars for me are soup and remoulade.

    1. Celeriac & apple soup
    Celeriac 500g (diced)
    Apple 200-250g (diced). I use Granny Smiths for the crispness
    Shallot 50g
    Garlic 2 or 3 cloves
    Vegetable stock 1000ml (I often use chicken stock which is fine too)

    Heat stock in stock pot or slow cooker.
    Fry shallot and garlic in oil (I use rapeseed but whatever you prefer). Transfer to stock pot or slow cooker.
    Fry celeriac in a little butter in batches. Transfer.
    Ditto for apple.
    Cook until celeriac and apple have softened. (20 minutes on the hob, 2 or 3 hours in slow cooker).
    Blitz. (I use a jug blender but a decent stick blender should be fine).
    Season to taste.

    Adding a small handful of watercress is nice too.

    2. Celeriac remoulade
    100g of mayonnaise (I always make my own, but use whatever you have to hand).
    5 or 6 tsp Dijon mustard
    Juice from 1 lemon
    500g celeriac

    Mix together the mayo, mustard, and lemon and season to taste.
    Grate the celeriac and quickly mix with the mayo.

    Can be used instead of tartare sauce or even coleslaw. Particularly good with white fish. Actually, I think it could be good in fish tacos (I hadn't considered that before but might give it a try this weekend).
    My favourite though is with white toast and very fresh watercress.
     
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    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thursday 9/5
    FBG (05:30) 3.8
    Breakfast 1 (5.30am): Porridge (almond milk), plum, blackberries, walnuts {264 Cal / 34.2g Carbs}
    ….………………………...….2 mile run
    ……………………………….7 x 500m [sprints, 1 minute rests] on rowing machine
    Breakfast 2 (8.30am): Mackerel, toast (one slice, sourdough)/ Tangerine {245 Cal / 21.7g Carbs}

    Lunch (12pm): Celeriac & apple soup {53 Cal / 10.5g Carbs}
    Prawn & avocado salad {311 Cal / 8.1g Carbs}
    Peach, strawberries, yoghurt, pecans {120 Cal / 12.2g Carbs}

    Dinner (6pm): Curry goat, Jamaican rice & peas {536 Cal / 41.1g Carbs}
    Coconut panna cotta, mango & passion fruit granita {172 Cal / 18.2g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee (3 decaf)

    Calories 1780
    Carbs 156.9g
    Protein 114.6g
    Fat 67.6g (Sat Fat 17.2g / Trans fats 0.3g)

    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just ask
     
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  3. 1spuds

    1spuds Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank You midnightrider for the recipes,sent to wife and copied,much appreciated,cant wait to try.
     
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  4. Shas3

    Shas3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.7 last night
    6.2 this morning

    Annoying that it goes up. But it is to do with bad sleep and stress. Nevertheless morning number is lower than recent days. So not too unhappy.

    Last night dinner- Fish and salad!
     
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  5. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wednesday 08/05/2019

    Two black coffee at work

    20:30 Blood sugar after 24 hours fasting 7.1

    8500 steps by end of day

    Thursday 09/05/2019
    FBG(06:30) 6.1 (After 36 hours fasting)
    Ketones 0.5
    Weight loss 0.7 Kg

    Three black coffee at work
    Cycle to work and Cycle back home 22 miles together
    20:30 Blood sugar after 48 hours fasting 5.9
    15300 steps by end of day

    Friday 10/05/2019
    FBG(06:30) 5.3 (After 60 hours fasting)
    Ketones 0.5
    Total Weight loss 1.5 Kg
     
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    Had salad with beetroot & salmon last night.... bit of dressing too, blood sugar was 6.2 this morning.... bit higher than it usually is for me... Still waiting for call back from gp about thyroid problems & low iron. 20190509_195634.jpg
     
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    enb54 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Friday May 10

    FBG at 0820 was 5.1, food yesterday was;

    Breakfast: Ham and eggs (over easy) w/coarse rye bread toast, black tea, 500 mg metformin
    Lunch: skipped
    Dinner: about 5 cold cooked jumbo shrimp w/homemade seafood sauce, glass of red wine, 500 mg metformin
    Snack: 2 glasses rum w/diet Pepsi

    We returned from a short visit (2 days) to Kananaskis and eating very rich food but didn't have any problems BG wise.
     
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  8. 1spuds

    1spuds Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    0845-FBG after11.25 hr fast-4.6
    0900-2 sausage patty,1 egg.Tomato
    1635-Taco Salad,1/2 avocado,2 small tangerines
    2000- sunflower seeds
    2100-Miso soup,5 medium shrimp
    2200-1 banana,hytop chocolate ice cream,Greek plain yogurt with frozen raspberries,small 85% chocolate. My first dessert crazy in a good 3 months
    0001-BG 6

    0745-FBG after 9.75 hr fast-5

    Desert was a very rare thing,got that craving out of system.Sugars just up a smidgen,was it worth it?Not all that much IMO.
     
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  9. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Friday 10/5
    FBG (05:30) Not measured today
    Breakfast 1 (5.30am): Scrambled eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, toast (one slice, seeded)/
    Juice from one orange {307 Cal / 27.1g Carbs}

    Snack (10am): Banana {67 Cal / 15.2g Carbs}
    ……………………………...2 mile run
    ……………………………...5 km on rowing machine [23 min 32 sec]
    Felt really good today, knocked 10s of my best time (since my 20s anyway when I came close to 23 min), with a bit left in the tank too. I had been hoping to beat 23.30 by the end of the year
    but now am thinking that I may get that done a little sooner.

    Lunch (12pm): Sweet potato, coconut & chilli soup {78 Cal / 11.8g Carbs}
    Chicken, avocado & hummus salad {347 Cal / 9.3g Carbs}
    Blackberries, blackcurrants, yoghurt, walnuts {141 Cal / 9.5g Carbs}

    Snack (4pm): Chocolate cake {138 Cal / 15.9g Carbs}

    Wine whilst cooking: Viognier (5oz) {119 Cal / 3.0g Carbs}
    Dinner (6pm): Haddock in breadcrumbs, French fries, baked beans {516 Cal / 40.9g Carbs}
    Summer fruits, ice cream, hazelnuts {183 Cal / 15.0g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee (2 decaf)

    Calories 1945
    Carbs 154.8g
    Protein 97.4g
    Fat 80.4g (Sat Fat 21.0g / Trans fats 0.6g)

    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just ask
     
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  10. Shas3

    Shas3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.2 - 6.3 this morning... not unhappy... but would have been nice if the meter gods blessed with a number below 6...
     
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  11. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wednesday 08/05/2019

    Two black coffee at work

    20:30 Blood sugar after 24 hours fasting 7.1

    8500 steps by end of day

    Thursday 09/05/2019
    FBG(06:30) 6.1 (After 36 hours fasting)
    Ketones 0.5
    Weight loss 0.7 Kg

    Three black coffee at work
    Cycle to work and Cycle back home 22 miles together
    20:30 Blood sugar after 48 hours fasting 5.9
    15300 steps by end of day

    Friday 10/05/2019
    FBG(06:30) 5.3 (After 60 hours fasting)
    Ketones 0.5
    Total Weight loss 1.5 Kg

    3 green tea and one black coffee at work

    18:00 Blood sugar after 72 hours fasting 4.9
    3000 steps by end of day

    Saturday 11/05/2019
    FBG(06:30) 4.1 (After 84 hours fasting)
    Ketones 1.5
    Total Weight loss 1.7 Kg
     
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    1spuds Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting numbers Venkat Kommi...How long are you going to fast? How do you feel?

    0745-FBG after 9.75 hr fast- 5
    0830-1 egg omelette with bacon,cheese,zucchini,onion,kale,tomato,mushroom. 1 medium pear.
    1040-BG 6.05
    1130-45g cornuts,Lg Dill Pickle
    1330-BG 5
    1410-Lg salad with cottage cheese
    1445-Small dish of beef stew with turnips,carrots,red onion.
    1845-Taco salad-Beef,onion,tomato,lettuce and squirt of hot sauce
    2200-1 piece Russell Stover sugar free chocolate

    0530-BG-4.94
     
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  13. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Total 4 days fasted. Broke the fasting today. Hunger wise I am okay I can deal easily. Out of 4 days fasting one day cycling 22 miles. Other days gardening and filling 3 tonnes of soil for new vegetables patches. Keeping busy with doing things easier to manage hunger this my observation this time.
     
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  14. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Saturday 11/5
    FBG (05:30) 4.3
    Breakfast 1 (5.30am): Porridge (almond milk), blackberries, blackcurrants, walnuts {275 Cal / 35.0g Carbs}
    ….………………………...….2 mile run
    ……………………………….7 x 500m [sprints, 1 minute rests] on rowing machine
    Breakfast 2 (8.30am): Garlic mushrooms, toast (one slice, sourdough)/
    Juice from half a grapefruit {130 Cal / 21.5g Carbs}

    Snack (10am): Banana {66 Cal / 15.0g Carbs}
    ……………………………….3 mile walk

    Lunch (12pm): Chicken, mushroom & fennel soup {93 Cal / 3.1g Carbs}
    Ham, fig, avocado & hummus salad {308 Cal / 18.3g Carbs}
    Strawberries, blueberries, yoghurt, pecans {122 Cal / 11.5g Carbs}

    Snack (2pm): Chocolate cake {132 Cal / 15.2g Carbs}

    ………………………………..2 hours heavy gardening (sawing logs for firewood)
    BG (6pm) 3.8 (not surprised, felt a little low after hard work)

    Dinner (6pm): Meatballs, linguine, ragu {526 Cal / 42.2g Carbs}
    Red wine (Primitivo, 2 x 4oz) {201 Cal / 6.2g Carbs}
    Nectarine, raspberries, yoghurt, hazelnuts {115 Cal / 12.4g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee (2 decaf)

    Calories 2047
    Carbs 191.3g
    Protein 98.8g
    Fat 70.5g (Sat Fat 17.3g / Trans fats 0.5g)

    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just ask
     
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    Shas3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    last night before bed : 5.5. One of the lowest readings in a while.

    6.3 this morning. Not bad and not unhappy but was expecting (hoping rather!) that it would be below 6!!! But alas...

    last night dinner was a simple salad....
     
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    0530-FBG after 7.5 hr fast-4.94
    0615-Chicken thigh baked,1 medium tomato,1 small avocado
    0825-BG-5.77
    1900-BG-4.72
    1900-Steak fried,sweet tater with butter,green beans with butter,onion,bacon,mushrooms small amt.
    2 cheese stuffed mushrooms
    1915-1 medium grapefruit

    FBG after 11.75 hr fast-4.83
     
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    enb54 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sunday May 12
    FBG at 0905 was 5.2, food yesterday was;

    Breakfast: zero zilch nada... black tea, 500 mg metformin
    Lunch: Thai chicken soup (mashed cauliflower, hot sauce, chopped chicken and chopped green onions) at restaurant, black coffee
    Dinner: Takeout Chinese bean sprout chow mein, scallops w/snap peas, glass of red wine, 500 mg metformin
    Snack: 2 hefty glasses Kraken spiced rum w/diet Pepsi

    Weather today warm 16C/61F, and cloudy, finishing some electrical work at daughter #2's cleaning garage to start rebuilding 4.0 L V6 engine on old Land Rover we bought for a song. I know I'm stupid but I just can't stop myself...
     
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    Sunday 12/5
    FBG (05:30) Not measured today

    Breakfast (8am): Scrambled eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, avocado toast (one slice, sourdough)/
    Juice from one orange {376 Cal / 25.0g Carbs}

    Snack (10.30am): Banana {62 Cal / 14.2g Carbs}
    ……………………………….3 mile walk

    Lunch (12pm): Coquina squash, chilli & coconut soup, garlic croutons {196 Cal / 26.4g Carbs}
    Peach, raspberries, yoghurt, almonds {124 Cal / 10.7g Carbs}

    Dinner (4.30pm): Turkish restaurant, amounts estimated
    Hot meze (muska boregi, falafel, sucuk, moutabel, hummus) {372 Cal / 19.8g Carbs}
    Red wine (Bogazkre-Okuzgozu, 2 x 4oz) {201 Cal / 6.2g Carbs}
    Ali nazik (chicken & aubergine) {440 Cal / 28.3g Carbs}
    Baklava {188 Cal / 18.9g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee (2 decaf)

    Calories 2037
    Carbs 160.5g
    Protein 100.6g
    Fat 76.6g (Sat Fat 21.5g / Trans fats 0.6g)

    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just ask
     
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    5.67 (102 mg / dl) .... my lowest ever fasting number since monitoring began late last year .....

    last night dinner was a salad.... simple...
     
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    I still can't seem to get out of the 5's and 6's, which isn't boding well for my hopes to be able to control with diet and exercise alone. Haven't eaten since Saturday night (it's Monday afternoon now) and it got down to 4.4 on Sunday evening, but was 5.2 when I woke up this morning and 5.6 when I checked again just now. :/
     
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