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Hi, all -

First of all, I'm glad this board is here and thank you all for your encouragement. I feel a little odd posting here because, compared to some of the issues others here are facing, my problems are pretty small.

I started watching 'bad' carbs, and started noticing that my blood sugar tends to plummet about a half hour after I get up, so a cup of tea with milk (actually, a mug of strong tea with about 1/4C skim milk) along with 1/4C OJ with equal water gets things going well. Breakfast at 7AM is OK and I go for higher protein and adequate carbs.

This stays with me pretty well, though I eat lunch earlier than I used to (no more waiting till 1:30. I haven't had the blood sugar 'crashes' I did before I started watching things. Hopeful stuff.

Anyhow, I'm still figuring things out, and it's good to have this group to 'talk' to.
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What do you mean by plummet? Fasting carbs are normally a little high in the normal range as your body prepares to energize for the day.

Fuskie
Who hopes you don't mix the tea and milk with the OJ...
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(no more waiting till 1:30

The little booklet that came with my disease says: "Don't go more than 5 hours without food." This presumably reduces the tendency to have huge, gut-busting meals like the kind that got me into this overweight mess in the first place.

cassandra

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What do you mean by plummet? Fasting carbs are normally a little high in the normal range as your body prepares to energize for the day.


Very true. In my case, though, if I don't get something in me by 8AM, the blood sugar drops rather quickly, bringing the lovely hypoglycemic symptoms. The OJ first thing (delicious mixed with tea and milk! ;P) helps to avert that. Also, eating a protein-rich breakfast. Before I was diagnosed, I avoided juice, thinking it didn't agree with me. My breakfast would be a low-fat blueberry muffin. Not a lot of staying power.
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The little booklet that came with my disease says: "Don't go more than 5 hours without food." This presumably reduces the tendency to have huge, gut-busting meals like the kind that got me into this overweight mess in the first place.

Amen Sistah! :-)
Sometimes due to unforseen circumstances I go too long. Then I get so ravenous I have a hard time stopping the food intake. It's really hard to remember, and more importantly to act on the fact, that if I can wait 30 minutes after eating a reasonable amount of food that I will be much better off.
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The little booklet that came with my disease says: "Don't go more than 5 hours without food." This presumably reduces the tendency to have huge, gut-busting meals like the kind that got me into this overweight mess in the first place.

Diabetes comes with a handbook?

Fuskie
Who thinks that conflicts with getting 8 hours of sleep...
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Diabetes comes with a handbook?

It does when my primary-care physician sends me to a diabetes dietician. Since my insurance doesn't cover "education" by dieticians {wonder if it covers prostheses for the uneducated}, the booklet cost me $85.

cassandra
who thinks there's a sleep exemption, provided one's dreams are low-carb

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who thinks there's a sleep exemption, provided one's dreams are low-carb

I am definately not dreaming in low-carb, but I do dream in black and white...

Fuskie
Who got two visits to a dietician and a book with his insurance...
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