I learned my lesson...LOL

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Joan123
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   Posted 4/10/2010 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
So I just started insulin a couple of days ago.  So I have found that on insulin, every few hours I start feeling like I need to eat.  So I decided I have to start eating breakfast. In the past, I would either skip breakfast or sometimes have string cheese and dill pickles. My other meals I ate sporatically, sometimes eating only once a day.  So this morning, my husband who has had diabetes for 15 years, asked for oatmeal.  He generally has this once a week along with a piece of toast with peanut butter.  He says he feels good with that breakfast.  So I decided that I would be healthy and have a bowl of instant oatmeal (18 carbs) and along with it, had one serving of nuts and 2 dill pickles.  about 20 minutes later I started sweating and felt terrible.  My glucose had gone from 217 to 389 in that short time.  So as each day goes by, I am learning what my body can tolerate and what it can't.  Today I learned that oatmeal is out of the question for me.  I really think I am better off eating my low fat string cheese and dill pickles for breakfast.  Even before I had issues with my bg, I have never felt good eating carbs in the morning.  This response is exaggerated now when my bg is so high.
Joan


LanieG
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   Posted 4/10/2010 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Joan, I suggest that you read some of our topics here on food and diet.  It sounds like you're not following a food plan that will help your blood sugar; in fact, you're making it worse.  Read the two stickies above our daily threads: TVEditor's Testimonial and the other sticky particularly "What Makes Blood Sugar Rise". 
Lanie
 
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diabetes controlled so far by exercise and a low/no carb diet


Joan123
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   Posted 4/10/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually I am really good about following a low glycemic program for my husband from a program through his doctor...it is just that I need to start doing it myself. Since starting a year ago, his bg has dropped significantly and he has lost 30 lbs. I just have a real problem since I was pregnant 16 years ago of eating any meat I prepare. Its still is a struggle to get my self to eat it. I absolutely can't eat a chicken breast that I prepare. At the time of my pregnancy, my husband was on a chicken breast diet thing, I would get so sick everytime I cooked it and to this day, I still can't get beyond that. LOL
Joan


Joan123
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   Posted 4/10/2010 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I read both already. I am aware of the dietary stuff as I have been cooking and preparing meals for my husband for 15 years on a diabetic plan. It is just doing it and following it myself. I was just surpised at how much one carb serving would send my bg so high so fast. Apparently my husband is one who can tolerate that.
Joan


Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/10/2010 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Joan,
We are all different... and to complicate matters we can change slowly or overnight into a different type of diabetic. This is why checking your numbers is so important. Hubby has a different metabolism than you and yours appears to be changing as we write.
~ Jeannie
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Joan123
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   Posted 4/10/2010 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
You are right about that Jeannie. I have been checking my numbers in morning (fasting), and two hours after meals. I do think I tend to have really big swings after eating. He doesn't seem to but it may be because his is better controlled.
Joan


Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/10/2010 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Please don't feel that it's a control issue... You will be beating yourself up over something that may be just the way your body is... Do your best and come back after the surgery (Good luck on that, btw) and then we can help you find your way thru this mine field we call diabetes.
~ Jeannie
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Joan123
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   Posted 4/11/2010 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
An update. Day 2 of my dietary experiments: Yesterday I had disastarous effects from the oatmeal breakfast. Today I had a glass of V8 (some minimal carbs) and a omelette with ham, cheese, red bell peppers and tomatoes and I felt great. My bgl raised only 45 points in the same amount of time that it raised 172 points yesterday with one serving of oatmeal. I definitely think I can't do carbs in the morning. I seem to handle them a little better later in the day. Maybe it is because I am more active during the day.
Joan

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