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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Robinredbreast, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone FB_IMG_1606030799564.jpg
     
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  2. Choosehappy

    Choosehappy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning Karen, and to all

    Its my last day off work today so I am going to make the most of it!

    Can’t believe it’s nearly Christmas!!!! This year at has gone so fast!! - I say this every year
     
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  3. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I went snorkeling/swimming. A lot of work as it was very strong currents right now. I only lasted 2 hours and then I was getting tired. But the turtles were out there so that was worth it.

    Had vegan pizza from the pizzeria that makes it. Yum, and I am getting closer to figuring it out. I only went up to 9.1 but it was 3 hours later lol..............I kept bolusing every hour. Why on earth does pizza take so much extra???? I had 3 large slices without the outer crust edges and sure I don't know the carb count and sure it can vary who makes it but I bolused for 120 carbs over a 2 1/2 hour time period. I had to take more at 3 hours after I ate. I'm nicely sitting at a 4.6 right now. So I guess I need to add some more to those last couple of boluses. Wow it seems a lot, but I am getting closer since it was just one adjustment that solved it.
     
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  4. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Happy Monday all,
    Woke to a lovely 4.4 and no idea why except perhaps because of yesterday's bike ride. I'm going to try and be a bit healthier from now on as I caught sight of myself in a full length mirror and didn't recognise the fattie who looked back at me.
    The sun's out so another bike ride might be on the cards.
    Anyone got a recipe for a spicy tofu recipe please?
     
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  5. Choosehappy

    Choosehappy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah pizza is quite a lot! I buy a vegetarian pizza from Asda, thin crust stone baked. It’s lovely with lots of peppers on it, but I only eat half and it’s 4 units just for that!
     
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    Crispy and Spicy Tofu
    Author: David Hood
    Recipe type: Appetizer Cuisine: Asian
    Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins
    Serves: 4

    Ingredients
    1 tbsp of butter for frying
    1 tbsp of olive oil for frying
    500 grams of extra firm tofu, diced
    ½ chopped onion
    1 chopped jalapeno
    1 thumb size ginger, chopped
    2 cloves of garlic, chopped
    2 tbsp of oyster sauce
    ¼ cup of mayo
    Instructions
    Melt the butter in a preheated pan over medium high heat. Add in the olive oil which will prevent the butter from burning.
    Add in the diced tofu and fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown and crisp. This should take approximately seven to ten minutes.
    Put the onion, jalapeno, ginger, and garlic in. Saute them for 2 or 3 minutes.
    Now, add in the oyster sauce and mayo. Stir and fry for another couple of minutes.
    Serve and enjoy your crispy and spicy tofu.
    Ps squish your tofu to get most of the water out for best results
     
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  10. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    A bit of a crazy day today, school is closed tomorrow as a child has tested positive for covid and two of my escort children are in the same class !!
    Trying times for many.............
    Hope you've all had a good start to the week :)
     
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  11. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Just so you have some more choices! @Clivethedrive recipe sounds great! (Without the oyster sauce for me)

    I am more of the throw in a skillet and add until I like the flavor type person. I like to stir fry tofu cubes in sesame oil with Braggs aminos (soy sauce flavor) and some garlic and ginger, and add cayenne for spice when I want a kick.. Then I stir fry veggies in same and mix together. The tofu takes on more flavor if done separately. But they can be cooked together at the same time.

    Here is one of my favorite tofu recipes, these disappear fast. For a spicy kick just add cayenne to the mixture or dribble with your favorite hot sauce, eat as they are or add to any dish.

    https://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/baked-tofu-bites/



    These are recipes for tofu marinades. This ladies recipes are always good and usually very easy.

    https://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/12-seitan-or-tofu-marinades/
     
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    Hello there, I got a unicorn this morning, 6.8 on my CGM and 6.8 on my blood meter. Work was hectic but that’s nothing new, so I’m now waiting for a late dinner.
    I’ve been hypoing at work, the problem is I treat it, rest and return to my work, my BG drops again. I do have a biscuit after my sweeties but it’s not enough to keep it up. I don’t know what else I can do? Nibble more frequently?

    I got the vegan fruit pastilles and it tastes like the original.
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for these @Marie 2 This is my second attempt at liking tofu but the first one, I didn't like the texture, just wondering if I should marinade and then bake it
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I usually marinate tofu in soy sauce, sugar (or sweetener or honey), minced garlic and ginger, you add a bit of chilli if you like a bit of a kick.

    OR if you want that Chinese perking sauce or “capital sauce”, you can mix ketchup & HP sauce, water, and sugar to rub the tofu in, any stuff left, heat it up and it’s a sauce for fried rice etc.
     
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  15. Marie 2

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    @SueJB What in the texture you don't like? If it's the softness, get extra firm and baking especially at low temperatures for longer can make it chewier. The website I gave you, if you put in tofu all sorts of options come up. Also press out as much liquid as you can without mushing the tofu for better results.

    But this is a jerk tofu recipe for a chewier tofu.
    https://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/4-ingredient-jerk-tofu/

    If you don't like it firm. You get the silken tofu which is a very soft creamier texture, It breaks apart easier under cooking, so you either throw it in at the last minute or marinate it and throw it in at the last minute. It is highly prized by some. I actually like the firmer kind better for cooking. But I love both.

    But the most important thing to remember is tofu is really sort of tasteless, it picks up the flavors you're cooking with or from a marinade. So while I enjoy it cubed and thrown on salads as I've been eating it since I was teen, most people will not enjoy it like that.

    I haven't made this recipe but it shows you the steps with tofu for stir fries
    This is actually a spicy tofu dish and you can just leave out the sugar from the recipe if you want.
     
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    Sending hugs, hope you can resolve the hypo's at work.
    Have you done a basal test to check that's ok on a work day? Are you hypoing at the same time every day you're at work, or is it random?
    If basal is ok, I'd try reducing bolus for food, and also any corrections you may make if high. Also, maybe try using something liquid to treat your hypo, especially if you're dropping quickly, then follow up with slower acting carbs.
    We're all different and it's finding what works best for us.
     
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    @MeiChanski I sometimes lower my basal by a temporary basal decrease by up to 50% when I swim or the night after I swim. Have you tried a reduction in your basal rate starting an hour before you start work?
     
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    @Marie 2, thanks again for this. I want to give tofu a go but I'm so used to my protein having flavour. It's odd for me that tofu is bland and understand that a marinade is essential. I know there are different "textures" and have tried firm and silken but think I need something with a bit more bite so I'll see if I can get the extra firm stuff. Thanks to @MeiChanski for your ideas.

    Morning to everyone, a super badge day for me 4.2
     
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  19. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone have a good day
     
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    Morning all, just walked the dog and did it in sunshine! It was lovely and I'm planning some gardening today until the rain comes in later (allegedly).

    @SueJB, snap, that's what I woke on! I didn't know there were super badges as well as regular - if highly prized! - badges, please may I have one? Libre didn't think it was 4.2, told me it was 3.6 but no hypo symptoms which I'd defo have at that level. This sensor has been interesting - incredibly accurate when I'm within range, sometimes wildly off if I'm high or low (when I'd usually check with my meter anyway).

    Have a good day all, good luck with sorting the hypos @MeiChanski and good luck Sue with the tofu.
     
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