You definitely have my vote, Flute. That is a wonderful idea.
I do not know about anyone else, but I do not even look at these old discussions any longer, even though someone has posted something new. It's a "shame on me," because I would actually like to help someone if I could.
Exactly right, Beta. Skeletal muscles use that glucose as fuel, making the body more efficient.
My work involves carrying heavy trays laden with food. In essence, I'm using most of my larger muscles trying to keep the thing afloat (meaning no hot soup on anyone - LOL) and walking all over the place at the same time.
With this job, my BS has been the most stable, though at times it's a struggle to keep it up above 70. That's because of the insulin. I've had to play with dosaging and how much I can work. Day to day is quite different. Even though I don't do "formal" exercise, the physical activity has been a blessing in disguise. As Jacob found out, too, my BS remains in the normal range many hours after work.
People need to MOVE in order to keep that BS in control. Don't care what kind of moving. Keep moving and you will find out just how efficient your body is.View Thread
Had to laugh at the wife not getting the measuring and counting. I went through the same thing with hubby. Nutrition labels are my best friend. After awhile, you get to know the counts without looking.
BTW, no problem with Mrs. Dash on grits. Don't eat them. LOL.View Thread
Sorry, but my dietician and diabetes educator started me out at 35 grams of carbs per meal. 15 grams for snack. Never snack. I was started at that number because my A1C was 13.2 with an everyday a.m. fasting between 250 and 300.
Understand carbs are fuel for the brain, but there are some of us that cannot handle carbs well. Not everyone is the same and the pat standard does not sit well with me.
If I ate that many carbs, I'd be injecting insulin like there is no tomorrow.
I am physically active due to work 20 hours a week. I still need to take insulin. Agreed that maintaining a proper weight and being physically active is essential when dealing with diabetes.View Thread
It certainly is a balancing act, Deb. Eat this with that so you don't go low. I don't have any digestive issues like you do.
That yogurt and berries lasted about an hour before I felt the "hunger" set in. If I had been working at the time, I probably would have gone low. Not enough carbs if I had been active. Pain in the you know what.View Thread
Beta, what I found strange is that these dieticians start most diabetic patients off with 45-60 grams of carbs per meal. That is the set standard. Huh??? LOL.
I was aggravated at first at diagnosis when I started measuring and weighing. That 35-45 grams of carbs is nothing when you look at it. Found out quickly that you get the most "bang" for your "buck" if you switch to non-starchy veggies and ignore the rest of all the carbs. For me anyway. I so love fruit and miss it the most. I just eat mostly berries. My fave snack is plain Greek yogurt mixed with fresh blackberries. I tried to do it as a meal but that didn't last. Not enough calories to last me to the next meal.
BTW, spaghetti and meatballs was always at the bottom of my list for any kind of meal. Never did like it. Rarely ate any kind of pasta even before diagnosis. Couldn't stand potatoes either unless you added the most caloric additions possible. The more fat, the better. That way you couldn't taste the potato. LOL.View Thread
Exactly as my dietician said, flute. She saw how my body reacted to carbs and wanted me to limit to 35-45 grams per meal. Sticking with the veggies, you get a whole lot more to eat. You stick in the breads, pastas, rice, etc. that 35-45 looks like nothing. May satisfy a craving, then raise your BS sky high. You have to ask yourself is it worth it? Not in my case. If I don't have to take my mealtime insulin, better for me. LOL.
I have found out through this course of the disease that even the 35-45 grams of carbs per meal is even too much.
I work a senior luncheon and many of these people are diabetics. I hear talking all the time. One gentleman today mentioned that he had to take more medicine because his doctor wasn't happy with his A1C of 7.2. His doctor told him if you are not going to do anything about it, I'm giving you more medicine. The "anything" was move around more. Such a pity. He's healthy and capable and would rather take more medicine rather than put in any more effort in being active. I just don't know what to say to people with this kind of thinking.
The lunch today was way too many carbs for any diabetic and in my own humble opinion, for anyone. A sandwich (two slices of bread), potato salad, corn and apricots. Everyone ate like there is no tomorrow. I know I can't be policing people's choices no matter how much I would love to. The whole meal was practically a carb fest. "It's cheap and I gotta eat."
Yes, that is what I gleaned from her post. Vinegar is one of the ingredients in store-bought douches. As my OB/GYN stated, "the vaginal canal is actually a natural self-cleaning oven. You really should not douche. I believe (only my humble opinion) is that her sugars are out of control causing this yeast infection to be reoccurring. She needs to get her sugars under control and she won't be needing to use the vinegar all the time.View Thread