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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. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Friday 17/05/2019

    Breakfast: Omelette, One slice of Homemade Toast and Two spoons of Nuts Mixture
    Dinner- low carb Vegetables,Chicken and Salad

    Saturday 18/05/2019
    FGB(06:00) - 7.6

    Sunday 19/05/2019
    FGB(06:00) - 8.0

    Sunday 20/05/2019
    FGB(06:15) - 7.9

    Not much exercise just walking each day 14000 steps.
     
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  2. 1spuds

    1spuds Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Same story here.Wonder how common that is?I felt cured,now I get it,its remission.Stupid radio ads about 'reversing' diabetes didnt help.
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    0630-meds,oops,should have tested first
    0715-BG-6.16
    0730-2 sausage patty,1 egg,neets and lettuce
    1120-small handful cornuts
    1930-Steak with mushrooms and onions and Worcestershire
    sauce,green beans
    2130-BG-5.88,medium grapefruit
    2330-8,yes,8 cornuts.Not 7,not 9. 8

    FBG- 5.11
     
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  3. enb54

    enb54 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I guess no one really knew and you and I just got lucky eating by the meter. Also luckily, this site and a few others like it have helped an awful lot of T2Ds to become much more aware of their eating habits and how it is a critical life style change, NOT an optional one. It is hard to believe that most of the medical profession still sits on the fence, waiting for some kind of guidance from government...

    FBG at 0940 was 4.3, food yesterday was;

    Breakfast: scrambled eggs "a la tamagoyaki" with tabasco sauce, black tea, 500 mg metformin
    Lunch: 2 slices ham, a raw carrot, black tea
    Dinner: 6 large Atlantic scallops stir fried in butter and Harvey's Bristol Cream, 1/2 cup uncooked snap peas w/Helluva Good dip, glass of red wine, handful of Costco salted mixed nuts, 500 mg metformin
    Snack: 2 glasses rum w/diet Pepsi

    Temp 10C here and clear skies with a cool westerly wind, tending to electrical installation duties and a hamburger/hot dog feast (no marshmallows for me) with grandchildren today (it is Victoria Day!)...

    Edited to add Costco mixed nuts
     
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  4. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    DP is the last reading to improve. Just keep at it, improved weight and a little exercise will bring it down eventually, but probably after all other times of day.
    Your figures aren't too bad though, well on the way.
     
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  5. midnightrider

    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Monday 20/5
    FBG (05:30) Not measured today

    Breakfast (8am): Scrambled eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, toast (one slice, seeded)/
    Juice from one orange {271 Cal / 18.7g Carbs}

    Snack (9am): Banana {61 Cal / 14.0g Carbs}
    ……………………………...2 mile run
    ……………………………...5 km on rowing machine [23 min 34 sec]

    Lunch (12pm): Tomato & red lentil soup {135 Cal / 20.3g Carbs}
    Turkey, hummus & avocado salad {329 Cal / 13.3g Carbs}
    Nectarine, strawberries, yoghurt, pecans {120 Cal / 12.7g Carbs}

    Snack (2pm): Pear, walnuts {111 Cal / 12.4g Carbs}
    ….………………………...….2 mile run
    ……………………………….7 x 500m [sprints, 1 minute rests] on rowing machine

    Dinner (6pm): Melanzane Parmigiana {409 Cal / 28.9g Carbs}
    Peach, raspberries, yoghurt, hazelnuts {117 Cal / 12.9g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee (1 decaf)

    Calories 1632
    Carbs 145.0g
    Protein 82.7g
    Fat 69.1g (Sat Fat 17.1g / Trans fats 0.4g)

    All food cooked from scratch, if you would like any recipes please just ask
     
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    1spuds Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Winner!
     
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  7. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Monday 20/05/2019

    07:40 Breakfast: Oven Cooked Omelette and Small piece of Homemade Bread
    Two spoons of Nuts Mixture

    Cycle to Work and back home Cycling
    3 Green Tea and One Black Coffee at work

    18:50 Blood Sugar Before Dinner 5.7

    19:00 Dinner- Cauliflower, Broccoli rice
    Kale Stir fry with Shredded Coconut
    Lamb mince
    Salad and Papad
    Two spoons of Nuts Mixture

    Tuesday 21/05/2019
    FGB(06:10) - 7.3
     
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  8. 1spuds

    1spuds Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    0630-FBG after 7 hour fast-5.1
    0645-leftover steak,onion mushoom,green beans
    0850-BG-6.1
    1615-BG-5.83,1 lemon slice
    2000-Tiny pork chop,asparagus,coleslaw
    2245-Grapefruit,medium
    0045-BG-5.05

    0630-BG-5.27 after 6 hr fast

    Lost 10 lbs last 5 weeks,214.2 lbs/BMI 31.6,slowly but surely.Down from 227 lbs starting weight.Plateaued for a couple weeks at 217 lbs/BMI 32.
     
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    enb54 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tuesday May 21

    FBG was 4.0 at 0740, food yesterday was;

    Breakfast: scrambled eggs with 2 slices of ham w/tabasco sauce, black coffee, 500 mg metformin
    Lunch: zero food, black tea
    Dinner: blackened hamburger patty w/raw onion, tomato slices, English hot mustard on lettuce, 6 pieces buffalo chicken wings (Louisiana hot sauce), Caesar salad, small cup of fruit salad/yogurt, glass of red wine, 500 mg metformin
    Snack: 3 hefty glasses rum w/diet Pepsi

    Temp here 8C cloudy skies light wind from east, blood glucose numbers improving, continuing electrical work (ceiling LED pot lights) at daughter #2's and Land Rover engine research, trees are fully budding out...
     
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    midnightrider Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tuesday 20/5
    FBG (05:30) 4.1
    Breakfast 1 (5.30am): Porridge (almond milk), peach, raspberries, walnuts {271 Cal / 34.4g Carbs}
    ……………………………...2 mile run
    ……………………………...5 km on rowing machine [23 min 52 sec]
    Breakfast 2 (8am): Mackerel (in tomato sauce), toast (one slice, seeded) {285 Cal / 14.6g Carbs}

    Snack (11am): Banana {67 Cal / 15.2g Carbs}
    ….………………………...….2 mile run
    ……………………………….7 x 500m [sprints, 1 minute rests] on rowing machine

    Lunch (12pm): Sweet potato, coconut & chilli soup {105 Cal / 12.7g Carbs}
    Prawn & avocado salad {266 Cal / 5.7g Carbs}
    Strawberries, blackberries, yoghurt, almonds {119 Cal / 11.5g Carbs}

    Snack (3pm): Nectarine, macadamias {111 Cal / 8.5g Carbs}

    Dinner (6pm): Roast chicken, roast potatoes & cauliflower, green beans,
    carrots, turnip {458 Cal / 29.7g Carbs}
    Rhubarb crumble [leftovers], ice cream {228 Cal / 25.5g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee (1 decaf)

    Very heavy legs today, exercise was tough. Glad no exercise tomorrow.

    Calories 1989
    Carbs 168.6g
    Protein 113.5g
    Fat 84.2g (Sat Fat 17.9g / Trans fats 0.4g)

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

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    Hello eveyone! I haven't posted for a while because I've been busy with uni work which, thankfully, is now done and dusted for this academic year.
    so this morning my FBG was 5.2. Yesterday's nosh was as follows:

    Breakfast: bullett -proof coffee
    Lunch: Serrano ham and baby leaf lettuce, cream (rather a lot of cream) in coffee
    Dinner: Lamb leg steak, portobello mushrooms and lamb's lettuce
    Snack: 50g red leicester cheese

    Calories, 1500
    Carbs 12.4

    I trust everyone is well?
     
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    Rum as a snack! Classy!
     
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  13. Venkat K

    Venkat K Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tuesday 21/05/2019

    07:40 Breakfast: Oven Cooked Omelette
    Two spoons of Nuts Mixture

    Cycle to Work and back home Cycling
    3 Green Tea and One Black Coffee at work

    One hour Grass cutting in evening

    21:00 Blood Sugar 5.1
    17000 steps by end of day

    Wednesday 22/05/2019
    FGB(06:20) - 7.2(after 24 hours fasting)
     
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  14. 1spuds

    1spuds Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So,this is a funny one.Got 4 boxes Russell Stover candy,sugar free for 5 dollars a box,quite the deal.Decided to take a day off and celebrate keeping numbers decent....A total pig out day. :hungry:

    0630-FBG-5.27
    0830-1 egg,2 sausage,cottage cheese with lettuce
    1030-BG-6.11
    1145-2 pieces sugar free chocolate
    1640-large piece of boiled ham skin with fat
    1915-Hamburger patties 2,with cheese,in large salad
    2100- start a candy feast,over evening had about 8-9 chocolates,CELEBRATION,total pig out! FUN,I earned it!

    0608-Fasting BG-7.05. HUH?? :oops: Look at chocolate boxes.....THESE ARENT SUGAR FREE!!!! :wideyed: :meh: :shifty: Tooooo dang funny,assumed when wife showed me the 'sugar free' Russell Stovers on sale,they were actually sugar free.They werent!! :wacky: Hope Mrs enjoys her 4 boxes of chocolates :D

    Oh well,they cant all be gems :rolleyes: ,at least I know factually regular chocolate candies shoot up sugars.Only thing left to see is how long.:joyful:
     
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  15. enb54

    enb54 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wednesday May 22

    FBG at 0645 was 5.2, food yesterday was;

    Breakfast: 3/4 cup honey nut cheerios w/2% milk, black tea, 500 mg metformin
    Lunch: 2 chunks of black forest ham, dozen olives, green salad w/Kraft balsamic vinegar and olive oil, black tea
    Dinner: Boston Pizza "Royal" (individual), pint of Rickard's Red, 500 mg metformin
    Snack: 2 glasses white rum w/diet Pepsi

    Temp here at 1110 is 16C (going up to 20C), skies clear. Fasting blood glucose a bit high likely because of the dinner pizza and beer yesterday, at least I didn't eat the edge of the crust. More LED pot light electrical work plus replacing the camshaft position sensor in my car, should be a fact finding kind of day...
     
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    As a Serbian (immigrant) friend of mine likes to say "What doesn't hurt you makes you stronger". So if the meter does not go up, then it must be OK, unfortunately I still drink the odd beer and eat the odd piece of pizza but at least stay away from the jelly beans, chips (crisps), eggnog and sambuca.
     
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  17. LindsayJane

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    One of these days I'll treat myself to a gin!
     
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    Wednesday 22/5
    FBG (05:30) Not measured today
    Exercise free day


    Breakfast (8am): Scrambled eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, toast (one slice, seeded)/
    Juice from one orange {285 Cal / 22.1g Carbs}

    Lunch (12pm): Celeriac & apple soup {64 Cal / 12.7g Carbs}
    Chicken, hummus & avocado salad {366 Cal / 10.5g Carbs}
    Nectarine, blackberries, yoghurt, walnuts {133 Cal / 13.6g Carbs}

    BG (5pm): 4.4
    Snack (5pm): Mushroom & fennel soup {52 Cal / 3.0g Carbs}

    Dinner (6pm): Prawn & lemon orzo/ Sauvignon Blanc (5oz) {459 Cal / 47.2g Carbs}
    Peach, strawberries, yoghurt, pecans {127 Cal / 10.5g Carbs}

    Snack (9pm): Toast (one slice, seeded), peanut butter {158 Cal / 12.8g Carbs}

    4 cups of coffee (1 decaf)

    Calories 1723
    Carbs 142.4g
    Protein 95.6g
    Fat 65.0g (Sat Fat 13.9g / Trans fats 0.3g)

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

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    Wednesday 22/05/2019
    FGB(06:20) - 7.2(after 24 hours fasting)

    3 Green Tea and One Black Coffee at work
    21:00 Blood Sugar 4.8 (after 36 hours fasting)

    Thursday 23/05/2019
    FGB(06:20) - 5.4(after 48 hours fasting)
    Break the fast with Berries smoothie
     
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  20. 1spuds

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    0608-FBG-7.05
    0630-Ham and bean soup
    1430-Ham and bean soup (White Navy Beans)
    2000-BG-6.16,1/2 grapefruit
    2020-Baked chicken thigh with pork scratching,cauliflower and a 1/2 stuffed zucchini with mushroom
    ,cheese,olive,onion,tomato,olive oil/baked
    2225-BG-6.16
    2230-1/2 grapefruit
    0230-BG-6.11,few pork scratchings

    0930-5.83

    Still paying for that sugar candy error.Foggy,cold,rainy,some hail.My garden is all in self watering buckets,moved them back into unheated greenhouse,yay! Eating garden lettuce,cherry tomatoes have flowers and babies,like 2 months early,VERY cool! You all have a wonderful day!
     
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