Skipping Meals

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Phishbowl
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   Posted 8/30/2007 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
G'Day to all,

Just wondering.....do you occassionally skip a meal? What causes/allows you to do that? For example, if you're pre-meal reading is high, do you still eat as planned (might be more a Type1 on insulin question??)?

I know it's one of the Diabetic "ten commandments" not to skip meals but, I know some of us do it for different reasons. Just wondering what some of those reasons might be :-)

Cheers,
- Kris
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- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
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mamo
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   Posted 8/30/2007 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Like right now, we are camping and I am at the laundromat which we own . I don't skip but I don't eat big either. I have found that it don't take much to fill me now and 5 small meals helps me alot. Like last night I had a hamb patty cooked on the grill, no bread, a small thing of jellp with no sugar. and a diet 7up. Later on I got hungry b4 bed and I had a banana with just a little peanut butter and I was fine . Have had a lot of volleyball games going on, my daughter is on the team so been traveling to and from games that start at 6. So I eat early and have a snack later.
I don't know if this is good for me but my readings are better
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quatlox
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   Posted 8/30/2007 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I skip meals all the time.
 
If my BS is high I will take a shot to bring it down, but if I am "OK" and I know that I need to take a shot to eat, sometimes I will skip the shot and skip the meal.
 
I do this mostly at dinner time as my NPH is almost gone and I don't feel like taking a shot to eat.
 
On weekends I like to eat out and will take a shot so I can eat, but sometimes I skip the shot and the meal.
 
All we are doing is feeding the insulin with food so we don't go LOW.
 
Bob

fergusc
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   Posted 8/30/2007 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I also skip meals fairly regularly.
Particularly at the weekends, when there's so much going on, I'll have a decent breakfast, skip lunch, and eat dinner. If I get the chance to run or cycle a reasonable distance during the day, my blood glucose levels will either stay level all day, or drop a little so I can have some cheese or nuts without the need for a shot. It always cheers me up when I'm able to do that.
In short, I don't think there's any necessity to eat at specific times unless you're actually hungry.

All the best,

fergusc

Phishbowl
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   Posted 8/31/2007 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies, guys. Guess I'm just wondering how much routine plays a part in trying to keep consistant BG levels.

I've been experimenting but, haven't come to any definite conclusions yet :-)

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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