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Jeannie143
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   Posted 6/11/2007 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Last night's dinner was a barbequed pork chop, lots of fresh salad and veggies. I smothered my salad in olive oil but when bedtime rolled around I was ready for a snack. I decided on a banana covered in peanut butter. Figured my sugars would show up high this morning from the banana but I just love them! Low and behold, 79. I still don't have this thing figured out... but that could become my favorite bedtime snack if the results are repeated tomorrow.

The funny thing is, the dietician was always saying 1/2 banana at a time... Interesting. confused
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gelchick
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   Posted 6/11/2007 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie
 
The dietitian I saw, told me that 1/2 of a banana is one portion of fruit. I thought it was kind of dumb- I asked her what to do with the other half- since they turn brown- then told her I'd freeze them and bake up some tasty banana bread- lol I thought she was going to fall off her chair!
 
I'm glad to hear of your great AM number- be sure to let us know if it's repeatable.  I've been drinking a glass of  milk at 4:30 when I get my husband up for work and my AM number is down to about 96 consistently again- I could be persuaded to add a little fruit snack before bed if it dropped me down to the low 90's or high 80's (where I was before I started to take Januvia).
 
sandy
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 6/11/2007 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
You know, Sandy, the funny thing is, I haven't seen a morning sugar this low since I dropped my Avandia... And because I take a diuretic I'm always potassium challenged anyway. this could be the answer to a dream come true! Two of my favorite things every night!!!!

The best part is, when I was little, my best friend's mom was an Elvis fan. She used to fix us grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches for lunch, "just like Elvis". I was quite small but I thought it was neat that her mom liked Elvis, just like our babysitter did. She drove a convertible and was very 'hip'. Somehow that flavor, the bananas and peanut butter got stuck in my brain as a very happy thing, like some people feel about Elephant Ears or cotton candy from the fair.

I know.. I'm silly. tongue
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quatlox
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   Posted 6/12/2007 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Peanut butter and nanner samwich.

Uh, HuH....Uh, HuH

Aint nuthin but a hound dog

Uh, Huh..... Uh, Huh

munch, munch

For some reason that just sounded like the thing to do.

Bob

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   Posted 6/13/2007 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
That is interesting Jeannie! I read bananas are a no-no, so I haven't had one since I was diagnosed. Nice to know that the experts can be wrong :-)
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 6/13/2007 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I've repeated it for a couple days now. Last night's dinner was chicken and 4 bean salad with red onions so there were a few more carbs at dinner than salad nights. Made the dressing with splenda. Anywho... Banana and peanutbutter before bed.. This morning 101.

It's working......
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   Posted 6/13/2007 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
That's great! I had no snack before bed, and my morning reading was 130! YUK! I think I'm eating dinner too late eyes . My dinner was skinless chicken stewed with tomatoes and sliced olives, squash and brown rice (I think I like that darn rice too much, although I know I didn't have more than what the box calls "one serving"). I'm buying some bananas! tongue
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LanieG
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   Posted 6/13/2007 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   

Tangerine, the brown rice and tomatoes probably gave you the high morning fasting number because of the carbs.  Try substituting a couple of other vegetables that you like (not potatoes!) to replace the rice and tomatoes and I'd bet you'd have a much lower number in the morning.

Lanie


"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds


Jeannie143
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   Posted 6/13/2007 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Was it summer or winter squash? The rice is definitely gonna give you spikes but you should be able to eat a couple tablespoons of it. Try increasing your veggies by double and using the rice as a condiment.
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tangerine bear
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   Posted 6/13/2007 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
It was summer squash... I thought brown rice was ok, but I guess not. I guess I'm spoiled from the Dreamfields pasta, because I can eat that with no problems...... I wish someone would come out with a rice product as good as that! Ugh...........
"It's a jungle out there....." 
Theme song from "Monk" by Randy Newman
 
"Turn this car around... I'm goin' back..."
Tom Petty
 
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AMM
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   Posted 6/14/2007 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Where do you find that dreamfield's pasta.  I have heard such good things about it, but can't find it anywhere.  I know you can buy it online but, with the shipping, I find the cost a little out of my price range. 
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gelchick
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   Posted 6/14/2007 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I get my Dreamfields at Krogers.  If you go to the Dreamfields website, there is a store locator- that's how I found it.
 
Jeannie-
 
I almost cried when I read about your Elvis sandwiches - my favorite uncle used to serve them up when he would watch my brothers and me. He looked a lot like Elvis, and my aunt is tall and beautiful- very glam (even to this day and she's almost 80!).  They drove around in a T-bird. They were unable to have kids of their own- so they adopted the nieces and nephews every once in awhile. We lost him to a brain aneurism when he was only 42!  Those were good times and good memories I'd almost forgotten- thanks :-)
 
I am so happy about your good morning numbers- you are doing so well, and I am even more happy that you are off the Avandia.  Are you still losing weight? I know I lost for a good 2 months after I quit the Actos.
 
sandy
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 6/14/2007 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Yup, still losing. Was down 23 pounds at the last doctor visit... I don't have a scale so I'll have to weigh myself when I swim tomorrow and see if I've lost any more. It's not the lack of Avandia that is doing it... It's the starchless eating.

And now I have blossoms on my tomato plants, should have cherry tomatoes in a few weeks... Yum! If I can only keep them away from the Dalamation!!! That dog is crazy for tomatoes! My hubby has been bringing home strawberries, blueberries, avocados and mushrooms for me. I tell him that he spoils me! But it's so much better than the Snickers he used to bring home!

about the peanut butter & bananas... Isn't it weird how a food can trigger a memory?
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them...
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- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


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   Posted 6/15/2007 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie, I'm so happy for you. You just must feel so darned good!!!

Isn't it amazing how one's tastebuds get retrained??? The taste of a TRULY fresh berry or veggie just amazes me. The thought of a warm, sun ripened tomatoe ... yummmmmm!
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

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

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