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4sons
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   Posted 5/25/2007 4:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Literally! tongue

How many hours do you leave between dinner and bedtime? My morning hours are better the longer the time between the two, but I get home from work, eat, do a few chores and go to bed so I can do it all over again.

There must be a way to have victory here ... got any ideas?

FYI ... I eat around 7:00 PM and go to bed around 9:00 PM

Thanks!
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


gelchick
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 477
   Posted 5/25/2007 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been eating dinner around 8 and go to bed around midnight- sometimes a bit later. My husband and I tend to eat Euro style- with a later lunch and late dinner. It works much better than the 7AM, Noon, 6PM schedule + 2 snacks that the dietitian tried to force on me. The later I eat, the better my morning numbers seems to be. sandy

I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


Phishbowl
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 547
   Posted 5/25/2007 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
'Cause I'm not too big on snacks, I prefer to have 4 small meals in a day (also suits my work schedule). 20gr carbs for breakfast around 8-8:30, 36 grams for lunch around noon, 36-42 grams for dinner around 5:00, and 20-30 grams around 8:30-9:00. I take NovoRapid with each meal and by not having snacks, I'm better able to account for all the food I eat and my BGLs are better controlled. I go to bed around midnight. Even for the couple years they thought I was a Type 2, I always seemed to have better morning numbers when I had something small to eat later in the evening and usually within an hour or two of bedtime.
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus


fergusc
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 230
   Posted 5/25/2007 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
What are snacks, again? Isn't that what nondiabetic carb addicts do? I've long believed if one feels the need to snack between meals
then there's something not right about the meals. Too many carbs, too little fat / protein possibly? By the way, I tend to eat at 8:00, 1:00 and 7:00, give or take, and only eat if I have to correct a low at any other time.
Do you mind if I ask how many units of insulin you're using per day, Phishbowl?
 
All the best,
 
fergusc

Phishbowl
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   Posted 5/25/2007 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I average about 15 units NovoRapid/day plus 25 units Levemir, split 12u AM and 13u PM. Like you, I usually eat to fix a low but sometimes my work schedule has me doing overtime and I'm off my normal routine. I'll have some almonds or yogurt to give me the energy I need till I can make a small dinner around 8:00. When that happens, I don't have any more food and I'm usually to bed earlier than midnight.

Cheers,
Kris
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus

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