Hmmmm.....I would say this is a yes and no answer.
Yes, you can eat whatever and bolus for it but, I wouldn't encourage this too often. Maybe for special occasions.
No, because eating whatever she wants will not only cause weight gain but, with weight gain also increases the need for insulin and then it's becomes a visous cycle. This can also result in her becoming insulin resistant.
It's better to eat small amounts of healthy foods and eat more often then to eat large amounts of food. This will help her to keep her energy level up and it also helps prevent spikes in bgs.
This is what I use but, it depends on a persons size and age.....No more than 45 carbs per meal and 15 carbs per snack.
Have you checked how many carbs are in a donut? When people ask me if I can eat a donut I tell them sure I can. BUT, I'm allowed no more than 45 carbs per meal and I would rather eat a healthy meal that will hold me up and satisfy me than eat "ONE" donut. See where I'm going with this.
By the way, you can always rely on what MrsCora tells you!!!! She even has her own 1-800-ASKCORA phone line!!! LOLView Thread
This brings back memories when I used to chew on tootsie rolls and then spit it out before swallowing it. I THOUGHT I was being smart while cheating on something sweet. I wasn't trying to treat a low....just craving for tootsie rolls.View Thread
I'm so exited! I was checking to see (for my husband) if a certain Doctor was on our insurance plan and while searching the site I noticed that my Endo is now on our plan! I can't believe this. I've been having to pay out of pocket for a long time to see him.
Not only will have a small co-pay but, my insurance will pay for my lab work because he does it in his office. How awesome is that? FINALLY, we're gonna get a break in our medical bills. Well, not really because we are waiting for the hospital bills from my husbands 8 day visit there. LOL Oh well, every little bit helps.View Thread
I was amazed to hear my PCP make this remark to me.
We were talking about my CGM and she asked, "when you eat something can you watch your monitors screen show your bg's going up"? I said yes I could. Then, she says, "boy, sugar is really toxic to you isn't it".
I didn't know what to say to her at that point. My mouth just dropped in disbelief.
So, on my next appt with her, I plan to question her remark. Any suggestions on what to say or ask her?View Thread
I really like my PCP but, I sometimes wonder about her. She's told me before that she doesn't know that much about diabetes. Well, if you have pts with diabetes wouldn't you try to learn more about it so you can help treat them? I'm her ONLY type 1 pt. She has plently of type II's.
That's a very good point to stress to her. "Non-diabetics blood sugar rises after eating and it's not considered "toxic" to them".
Thank you for the advice, Cora! I knew I could depend on you! LOL
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