Took Lanie's advice and went carb free today for breakfast and for lunch.
Took blood sugar reading about
2 1/2 hours after both meals, I think you said it should be 2 hours after a meal, and both times had a reading of 107.
I was impressed, with 111-125 being pre-diabetic, I read in my notes.
Now, for supper, my health care person has brought me a free meal that has carbs.
2nd issue is, I'm about
to fall on the floor from no carbs, and the lower calories from that. So, I'm going to have to break down and eat the free meal, I guess.
(Although, I know I'm now capable of eating another carb free meal. Don't know if I could make it without my usual carb snack of cold cereal and fruit.)
But I have shown myself that I can get below diabetic, by following Lanie's advice.
You said you were on a low carb diet. Can I have the first two meals of the day with no carbs, and then have a supper which has carbs?
Also, for lunch, I needed something else to eat, so I put some Cottage Cheese (not the low fat kind which has added sugar for taste, I'm thinking) in a food container which has a top.
I filled the container with water, put the top 9/10ths on, then poured out the water, without pouring out the cottage cheese. Did this 2 or 3 times.
I was satisfied that it had gotten out the 6 grams of sugar, or reduced the sugar level to 1 or 2 grams, and ate the cottage cheese, with some tomato (not with fruit, which has fruit sugar, or fructose).
I found at lunch, I need the extra food type like cottage cheese to fill up, but I also found I can rinse out most of the sugar by putting a portion of it under the tap water.
I got through the lunch meal, without fainting, by taking Lanie's advice of cutting celery in advance and putting it in a plastic bag, so all of that work is done before lunch starts.
Then, I put pimento cheese on the celery and ate a couple of stalks.
I still wasn't filled enough, so Lanie said it was OK to eat peanut butter (although it has high cholesterol, and I have high colestoral), and just eating the peanut butter by itself.
Without that, I would have fainted.
Concerning putting fruit on cottage cheese or cereal, I've read on the net where blackberries and strawberries (both 7 grams per helping) and raspberries (with only 5 grams) are the lowest in fruit sugar.
Bananas, pineapple, pears and blueberries (at about
17 grams each), are the highest in fruit sugar.
Raisins are the absolute worst, with 86 grams of sugar. I ate bananas and raisins on my cereal for years without noticing on the back of the box, that it had 86 grams of sugar, while bananas had one of the highest counts of 17 grams.
It was like eating maple syrup. But since it was fruit sugar, it was OK. No it wasn't.
So I don't have t to have any fruit on my cottage cheese, tomatoes are great, but if I do, I can have a lower fructose one like raspberries (5 grams) or blackberries or strawberries (7 grams each). But not bananas, or other higher ones listed above.
I've done this so far by using Lanie's advice above, and in her advice to "mscoleman4" and myself on 4-30-2017, which is now just above this post.
Post Edited (Tim Tam) : 5/2/2017 6:11:13 PM (GMT-6)