Disappointed in myself

By reneeramaekers Latest Reply 2011-12-03 15:06:32 -0600
Started 2011-11-02 09:05:38 -0500

I atr pizza last night like there was no consequence !!!! BS 150 this morning :(

62 replies

pixsidust 2011-11-07 14:00:08 -0600 Report

I ate two eggs and a large slice of cold pizza for breakfast. I also took the 2000g of cinnamon with my metformin. I took my BG about two hours later and its 101. I am thrilled!
I ate some pasta last night, along with my evening metformin and cinnamon and took my BG 2 hours afterwards and it was 107. Still OK by me. I will have to be careful.

kdroberts 2011-12-03 15:02:05 -0600 Report

I don't want to be a downer here but when eating pizza, forget a 2 hour test. There have been several studies on pizza and blood sugar and they all show that it can continue to raise blood sugar for 4-8 hours after eating. The earliest you should check after pizza is about 3 hours but if you check 4 or 5 you may still see a rise.

MoeGig 2011-11-05 19:24:10 -0500 Report

150 is a good number. I'm normally on a low/min carb diet, but since coming back from Italy, it has been hard to get back to it. My wife and I just came back from authentic Neapolitan Pizza in Washington DC…it was really good, but have to get back to the diet soon. As I said, don't worry about 150…I aim for 80 to 180..last A1c was 6.5 which is just right. Good luck.

Richknowbody 2011-11-04 12:10:01 -0500 Report

Lays potato chips are my weakness along with Denali's Bear Claw ice cream. I go months with out either, but some times I just go for it, and I just enjoy.

Richknowbody 2011-11-04 12:07:14 -0500 Report

I am on the Anamis insulin pump. I get a glucose reading every 5 minutes and am notified if it is climbing, and if it is above 200 a warning sound goes off, or if it dips below 80.
But I just correct when it is too high or low.
Weight gain from eating too much is what I am concerned with. If I take too much insulin to correct and keep my level below 120, then I run the risk of gaining weight.
If I take too little insulin, I run the risk of high blood sugars and complications.
150 isn't too bad really.

RN, BSN 2011-11-05 18:03:19 -0500 Report

If blood glucose levels consistently are 140 or higher there is an increase risk of renal failure in addition to retinopathy and neuropathy, I try to keep mine between 80 - 120.

I never heard of gaining weight in relationship to having to much insulin. If this also true if the pancrease produces to much insulin?

kdroberts 2011-12-03 15:06:32 -0600 Report

You ask a a good question that is heavily debated and researched. In insulin resistant type 2's which comes first, weight, diabetes or insulin resistance? There is a pretty solid argument that an overweight type 2 has gained the weight over time because their body is over producing insulin due to insulin resistance.

MoeGig 2011-11-05 19:27:24 -0500 Report

Rich is right…if you eat too much (too many carbs) then you will gain weight and will take more insulin to balance your sugars. The final arbiter is your A1c…the new normal is under 7 (6.5) is the new recommended level.

reneeramaekers 2011-11-04 12:19:21 -0500 Report

Thanks I don't take any meds I recently started taking cinnamon and my morning BS has been around 87 so I'm really happy with this development I still check it religiously

pixsidust 2011-11-04 13:31:27 -0500 Report

Yeh! Great results! How much cinnamon do you take? I take it but do not know how much or how often . What do you do?

reneeramaekers 2011-11-04 14:45:19 -0500 Report

I take 2 1000mg every am and 2 200mg of Alpha lipoic acid and my numbers have been so good i feel kinda bad that other poeple on here are not doing so go may be they might think I'm bragging

RN, BSN 2011-11-05 18:15:01 -0500 Report

I had never heard about cinnamon lowering blood glucose levels but after reading your post I did some research. I'm going to look into this further because as my GFR decreases to 50 I will have to go off Janumet or I increase the risk of suddenly dying. I'm currently taking it three times a week and maintaining Hgb A1C < 6.

pixsidust 2011-11-05 07:31:37 -0500 Report

Diabetes is not a one shoe fits all. Everyone is different. We are here together to help each other though. You just helped me. Thanks! So glad you are here! A braggart is someone who has an arrogant spirit, not someone who just shares. There is nothing arrogant about you. Keep sharing and keep being the nice person that you are! Again thank you! Hugs!

Caroltoo 2011-11-04 15:53:23 -0500 Report

600 mg/day of ALA is the high end of the recommendation for most of us, but Alzheimer's research has been done on 1200/day (600 in a.m. and 600 in p.m.) and was considered safe and showed positive results.

I've seen studies that used larger amounts, but don't recall the lenth of the study; i.e., how safe it is longterm.

My health food store recommended adding Biotin whenever using ALA because, though most of us have adequate Biotin, use of alpha lipoic acid depletes our bodies store of it and so we need to suppliment.

Sounds like you are taking cinnamon in capsule form. I'll need to check that out. I've also use vinegar and aloe which helped me. I've taken them separately, but after reading Gabby's post yesterday about taking aloe and vinegar together, I tried it this morning. Actually, is more palatable when mixed. It'll never make it a recreational drink, but it's better than a lot of medications!

reneeramaekers 2011-11-04 16:57:47 -0500 Report

The bottle says to take 1 to 2 capsels a day. And yes I take the cinnamon in capsels also. I really don't want to take meds or insulin. I even took myself off my BP meds cause my BP got so low I nearly passed out 80/50 and now it's 130/70. I monitor my BP as often as I monitor my BS. I think I will cut back to 1 ALA and look into the boitin !!!! Thanks for all the info. I found out about the cinnamon from this web site and I feel like it's my fix it.
I reaally appreciate all the info you guys share here. Hope you have a great weekend !!!!!!

RN, BSN 2011-11-05 18:17:13 -0500 Report

I am currently taking biotin but I did not realize it could have an effect on blood sugar. Can you tell me more about this?

Caroltoo 2011-11-05 18:28:50 -0500 Report

RN, BSN: it's more that the alpha lipoic acid some of us take for BG control can deplete biotin from our bodies. Don't know of anything about Biotin directly affecting the BC. Carol

jayabee52 2011-11-04 15:05:12 -0500 Report

Total of 4300 mg per day? That seems to be a lot. Makes my 600 per day seem kinda insignifigant.

Where did you get the idea to take so much? Everything I have read on ALA suggests a Max dose of 600 mg.

pixsidust 2011-11-04 10:12:28 -0500 Report

Do not starve yourself of tasty things.
Just do not get them when you are already famished
Tomorrow and today, you will do better

bjwarren123 2011-11-03 11:27:14 -0500 Report

Wow! I wish we could have traded places this am. I, too, had a pizza feast last night. I didn't eat as much as you did, but my fasting bs was 283. Consider yourself lucky!!!

lifedriver 2011-11-03 09:32:45 -0500 Report

Don't beat yourself up over this. you will level out. The most important thing is you know what caused it and what to do in the future. One slice of pizza. smile

IMUA 2011-11-03 04:34:28 -0500 Report

Do not feel bad…We all need a break from this sh..t!!!!!!We can't evevn look at food without a problem.You had pizza sounds delisous.sometimesyour bg is high and you don't know why.Well this time you know exactly why.Enjoy your week!!!!!!!!!!

Uncle Lew
Uncle Lew 2011-11-02 22:04:36 -0500 Report

Don't feel guilty. We all break from our routines now and then. We are human. Just get back on track.
I personally plan 2 "lousy" lunches and a "lousy" dinner each week. It keeps me on track and under control and I don't feel guilty. :)

GabbyPA 2011-11-02 18:53:59 -0500 Report

Don't beat yourself up over that. There is a lot packed into pizza that will last a long time like all the fat in the cheese and the protein. So maybe next time, just have a slice and see if it works better for you.

Type1Lou 2011-11-02 16:43:12 -0500 Report

Nelson Mandela said "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." He probably wasn't referring to us diabetics but I think it applies to us too.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-02 18:54:53 -0500 Report

Good quote. It really could apply to anyone who has a struggle in any part of their lives. Very cool! Thanks for sharing that.

Heather44118 2011-11-02 13:37:13 -0500 Report

It happens. We all "slip" once in awhile. Did you eat 4 whole pizza's and a case a beer???? Prob. not. This condition is hard. Just say ok I did it it's over. I like what Mickey says about stumbling…
So we stumble, we fall and our friends are here to pick us up, brush us off and say its ok. :)

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-02 14:25:03 -0500 Report

Wow! 4 pizza's AND a case of beer!!! LOL I would blow up! LMAO ;}

Set apart
Set apart 2011-11-04 20:23:12 -0500 Report

Hey guys I love pizza and beer of course haven't had any. I tried to make a whole wheat pizza with soy flour and some other stuff. I ate a bit too much I guess my bg was 179 after 2 hours and the pizza wasn't that good. It was kind of sandy in my mouth any ideas? I then tried a low carb tortilla spread some pizza sauce on it and lowfat mozarella cheese not the best but it was decent my first holidays are coming yp as a T1 and am not sure how I will handle it. These days i would just love to just eat a bag of cheetos or a slice of pumpkin pie.

Set apart
Set apart 2011-11-05 07:23:55 -0500 Report

Will love to try hey these days I am game for anything. I have heard that its better to use the pumpkin puree versus the pumpkin what's the difference?

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-02 12:39:23 -0500 Report

Don't beat yourself up! We are human, it's hard to do the good stuff ALL the time! I broke down and drank a can of coke the other day! My throat hurt so bad and that was the only thing that sounded good! I felt bad that i did it afterwards(when i checked my bs!) but it was done and over with. It will be ok. Stay strong and just start back on your path. We all stumble. Take care and God Bless.

MEGriff1950 2011-11-02 12:11:41 -0500 Report

Reneeramaekers you only get 5 minutes to beat yourself up. After that time please remember that all (most all) of your diabetic friends here do binge on something once in a while. Glad to hear you have gotten back on track today. Like James said 150 is not all that bad once in a while.

jayabee52 2011-11-02 09:17:34 -0500 Report

Howdy Renee

we all do something like that from time to time. Cut yourself a break. Just get back on the "horse" again and ride. Actually 150 is pretty good after a binge. When I go on a binge I often top 200.

Blessings to you and yours


granniesophie 2011-11-02 09:56:20 -0500 Report

I second that! Just eat good today and forget about yesterday-it's in the past! And, didn't that pizza taste good?? :)

reneeramaekers 2011-11-02 11:23:21 -0500 Report

Thanks guys !!!!! I was having a pity party but I've done good today and will continue !!!!! I'm really glad I found this site. I feel like I've gained friends !!!!

Set apart
Set apart 2011-11-05 07:31:24 -0500 Report

I second that I love this site you all are great. I don't feel so far apart when I visit the site and try to catch up. I am new but I love just reading what everyone writes. It's great to have friends who you can relate to!

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