A Roller Coaster Day with My Blood Sugar.....Even with Pills and Byetta!

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   Posted 1/15/2007 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Whew-what a day in the life of my crazy diabetes!! This morning it starts out so nicely at 92 fasting, and soon after breakfast, I go up there to 160.  Before lunch, I'm down to 137, and then after 150.
Okay, I had a granola bar later with an apple, and what happens? I am now at 258!! It stayed there for a couple hours until right before dinner when I plummeted down to 105, took a Byetta shot, and am now finally at 98.
What a roller coaster ride!! I suppose the apple and granola bar did it. It never has before though to that extreme-but I guess with this nutty disease you never know!

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   Posted 1/18/2007 10:34 PM (GMT -7)   
You don't mention the foods that you are eating for each meal. How much protein are you getting and how much fat? Those two things affect the emptying time of the stomach, not as much as byetta, but some. Also, you already know this but I'm gonna say it... Granola bars are held together with HONEY or CORN SYRUP. You don't reallly need either of those two foods in your present life. Hunger can be managed with as snack made of a one inch cube of motzarella cheese and 18 peanuts. This will hold you for about two hours so that you can carry on at work or do whatever you were doing.

Have you had your nutrition classes yet?
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   Posted 1/19/2007 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jeannie!

No, never thought of that. Also have not had any nutrition classes as long as I've had this diabetes thing, but I have gone to a lot of Weight Watcher meetings, and some of that has helped a little.

I did get some nuts yesterday, and eating a few of those for a little snack now-not overdoing it.

I've never seen such crazy ups and downs though no matter what. The other night I had a 6 oz slice of steak, and a small potato with a tossed salad. My bs was 171! Why it was so high go figure! I've never known such a crazy disease like this diabetes!


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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 1/19/2007 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you think maybe it might be the potato??? I can't eat those anymore. Period. They totally make my b.s. skyrocket!!
I have learned I have absolute triggers for high blood sugar. I know every single body is different and that what send some may not others ... but mine include:
Starches of any kind including rice, potatoes, crackers, and bread. (Yes, I know there is low carb bread but that still spikes me. I find those low carb wraps to be the best bread alternative.) Brown rice still spikes me. Yams are "ok" once and awhile, but not a lot. Corn send me. Lentils and other dried beans make my bs go UP, but I don't get huge spikes.
Sugar, in ANY form, is a huge no-no (while the official stance on sugar is that it's part of a "healthy diet" is beyond me!). I think of it as poison (really, I do ... that's what helps me stay away from it!). Even the "no sugar" candies aren't 100% fool proof. Not for me.
The best way for me to keep my bs both low and stable is to eat lean protein and vegetables. Ugh. I do have berries or melon occasionally as a treat, but I rarely eat fruit anymore. My big treats are: low fat ricotta cheese topped with about 1/8 of a cup of berries; low carb fudgecicles rolled in a couple tsps of nuts, tea w/splenda. Previously I would have never though I could accept those things as true TREATS, but now they are. Oh ... and squirting canned whipped cream into my mouth? YUMMMMMMMMMMMM -

Good luck with all this. I agree with you ... it IS a crazy disease!
Cheers -


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

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   Posted 1/20/2007 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Ruth, search online for Glycemic Index.  Brown rice is right below white rice on the index - surprised the he11 outta me. yeah   yessirree, Bob.  I dunno about that whipped cream though.  Seems to me that would definitely be a  nono .  Have you tried any whole grain breads?  Not whole wheat, but grain.  There are several choices now for multigrain breads.  Some might say 7 grain or 9 grain.  Even bagels come in multigrain variety.  Costco has a 7 grain onion bagel - satisfies my having to give up regular bagels.
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