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Today’s carbs.

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by therower, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Brekki - yogurt drink
    Lunch- 2 crackers with cheese and onion topping, small pkt of cheese and onion crisps, a babybel cheese (just the one) a pear and a Morrisons splinter bar.
    Dinner- to be announced, tbh I do not have any idea what though.
     
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  2. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Rasps and yoghurt
    Dextrose whilst swimming (a rare event, time to look at basal as keep going low)
    Homemade seafood Paella, very large bowl! Preceded by a G&T and with half a bottle of red.
    Stewed apple and Creme Fraiche
    2 pieces 95%
    Just contemplating if I want anything else.
    And add on a couple of soft boiled eggs with a couple of bits whole meal toast and 3 homemade oat biscuits.
     
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  3. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Beyond Meat Sausages
    Potato Salad
    Huge Salad topped with Fake Gardein Chicken Strips
    Mixed Fruit
     
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  4. annliggins

    annliggins Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Please tell me about your Paella .... what rice you used , the recipe , your bolusing thanks its really stodgy in spain im worrying to try it
     
  5. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @annliggins. Had a holiday in Tenerife in December and my friend and I picked up a leaflet at the complex we stayed at and used it as a starter for my recipe at home.
    I worked it out and with 50gms of dry weight paella rice per portion and a mix of prawns, mussels, chorizo, haddock, chicken, red peppers peas and onions it produced a large bowl full at 55 carbs a bowl.
    IMG_1583567401.490407.jpg
     
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  6. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Recipe for anyone fancying giving it a go. IMG_1583568945.990197.jpg
     
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  7. Daphne917

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

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    @becca59 Looks good but possibly a bit too carby even for me! That said I had chilli, with small amounts of rice and sweet potato fries for lunch yesterday and my BS behaved quite well - 8.9 after 11/2 hours, down to 7.2 after 21/2 hours and 6.4 after 3 so may give it a go!
     
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  8. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    55 carbs is quite a lot for me in one meal. During the week my total carb count for the day may only be 40-50 as I usually only eat breakfast and lunch. However, I am all for letting myself go at the weekend and when on holiday, both food and alcohol wise. I have maintained virtually all the weight I lost 6 years ago and am the lowest I have been for 40 years and have an HBA1C of 46. If I couldn’t indulge occasionally I would personally give up. When eating this meal yesterday my Libre results didn’t show a rise above 6. I would defy a non diabetic to achieve this. Throw caution to the wind, experiment and live is my motto.
     
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  9. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Cheese on toast mid morning.
    4 jelly babies mid day pre gym.
    Roast lamb ( shoulder ) , mashed potatoes, cauliflower, brussels and carrots.
    That’s it so far.
     
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  10. Daphne917

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

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    Quite agree with you - I average between 100 - 130 carbs per day and have managed to maintain my hba1c in the mid 30s for approx 7 years. I don’t tend to worry too much about what I eat but, for some reason, Scampi remains my nemesis so I don’t have it anymore or, if I do, only a couple of pieces. I always get worried though when my doctor decides to do an impromptu blood test, inc hba1c, 1 week after Xmas and 2 months after returning from a cruise - sure he does it on purpose!
     
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  11. annliggins

    annliggins Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thats really helpful for me thankyou ! I barely eat rice and split bolus ....how do you manage it ? Just curious every little bit helps ! X
     
  12. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Back to normal after a chaotic 5 days without power after tornados.

    B: chia seed pudding topped with berries, walnuts and fresh ground flax seeds. Golden Latte (with tumeric)
    S: handful of cherry tomatoes. I wasn’t hungry but they looked so good. :)
    L: at a lovely restaurant. salad with lettuce, farro, zucchini, roasted broccoli, figs, marcona almonds and “country fried” tofu and a few other ingredients I may be forgetting. 1/2 Baked apple in cinnamon for dessert.
    D: stir fry with lots of veggies, teriyaki sauce and quinoa fritter. Wedge of cantaloupe.
     
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  13. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Coffee with soymilk this morning, stayed up later than normal last night!!!!

    Vegan Lasagna
    Apple Cinnamon Raisin Muffin
    Huge Salad
    Slice of Home Made Bread with Earth Balance Margarine
     
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  14. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @annliggins. I always split all my doses, as I find it works better. First dose 25 mins before eating and the other about an hour after finishing eating. As I eat mainly one meal around about 2ish it is useful for corrections before bed.
     
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  15. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The usual breakfast and work food:).
    Dinner has been a newbie.
    Chicken tray bake with onions, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and mixed pulses. I’ve gone slightly low with the Novorapid, pulses quite often catch me out.
     
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  16. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Yum Take out from a restaurant that has vegan choices
    Lunch
    Vegan Tacos
    Guacamole and chips
    Dinner
    Vegan Tostado
    Mixed Greens Salad
     
  17. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have gone mad with the carbs today. It was grandson Tuesday so diet tends to go out of the window and I have lunch and tea rather than one meal in the middle of the day.
    Rasps and yoghurt
    Rest of Grandsons tea cake at Monkey Maze
    Whole meal cream cheese bun with lots of salad
    Orange
    2 wholewheat cheese scones (made with grandson) tin of tomato soup
    Bowl of oatmeal porridge.
    Not done too bad on it, but just starting to creep up now so will take a unit before bed. Oh, and feeling stuffed!
     
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  18. Razzamuffin

    Razzamuffin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wait you only need 1 unit of Insulin for that?
     
  19. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Razzamuffin Good grief no. Took 9 units but am a Little higher than I want before bed so have taken another unit 4 hours later.
     
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  20. annliggins

    annliggins Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Happy as a ...well who cares!! Just happy
    Tapas in a100 yr old bar in the spanish hills yesterday ..,PAELLA !!! .bondegas ..chicken ..homemade wine ...pork in saucy stuff ...insulin split dose 5 u then 3 all good result
    Today same but more of it inc potatas bravos 6 u then 3 brave woman eh ? It was soooo good and soooo differant to my usual skinny rations of 10/ 20 carbs per meal...im going back tomorrow trust me !!!!! thankyou all for ideas and advice
     
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