By besther414 Latest Reply 2011-11-29 11:16:04 -0600
Started 2011-11-25 15:26:23 -0600

If I cheated last night, would it show in my numbers today? Last night my numbers weren't that bad, the highest was 139. Today, they are getting higher and higher. Just now it was 187!

36 replies

Young1s 2011-11-26 12:43:27 -0600 Report

Yes it can. I found that out the hard way, myself, this morning. Before I want to bed last night my BG was 108. So I said "What the heck, I'll just have a small piece of pumpkin pie. What is it going to matter?" Yeah, right. When I woke at 8:30 this morning, my fasting # was a whopping 152. Needless to say, there won't be any more cheating in the near future for me. Shoot!

besther414 2011-11-26 12:37:20 -0600 Report

So here is something, I woke up this morning at 8:42 poked my finger and my BS was 135, had a cup of black decaf coffee with 3 splendas, 1 hr later I took it again and it was 160. I grilled me a piece of salmon on my George Forman grilll, and another cup of decaf coffee and 1 hr later took my bs again and this time it was 195. I usually woke nights and don't wake up till 11:30am-12pm. Is it possible that my liver is still dumping? I don't know what to do!!!! Everything I eat in the morning makes my bs rise! In the evenings my bs is good, usually 87-120

pixsidust 2011-11-26 12:18:04 -0600 Report

Hello, my friend!
Zig Ziglar said he was married to a "Decided Red Head"
So from One Decided Red Head to another.
Be careful on that cheating, binging etc…
I don't know if I will ever be thin again. I can only hope!
You're the one taking the Zumba classes! You're way younger!
I expect you to beat me on the draw for the new figure.
I have no cameras to put pictures on the Internet but will try soon.
I expect to see you being your best to go with the beautiful hair.
Time to dream thinner and quit cheating!!! Do it for both of us!

besther414 2011-11-26 12:28:14 -0600 Report

Oh Pixie!!! You are awesome!!! Don't you just LOVE Zig Zigler??? But yeah, no more cheating!!!!

pixsidust 2011-11-26 12:37:13 -0600 Report

I see a model lurking in that picture! I need you to represent!

besther414 2011-11-26 12:43:21 -0600 Report

LOL!! I don't think so!! I usually don't take good pictures plus I'm waaaay to short to be a model. The modeling caeer will have to be yours!!!! LOL!!

besther414 2011-11-26 09:00:09 -0600 Report

When I woke up this morning at around 8:30 I took my blood sugar and it was 135. Hopefully, there will be no spikes today!!

GabbyPA 2011-11-26 08:09:55 -0600 Report

It all kind of depends on a couple of things
How much?
What food groups?

If you ate slow digesting carbs or low carb foods, but ate too much, it can take a long time to get out of the system. That is one reason Pizza can really bug us way past the two hours. It is loaded with carbs, but also cheese and fats. So it lingers.

Turkey may not linger, but a lot of the side dishes can. Potatoes may spike you fast, but the sneaky things like the butter and gravies or rich deserts can linger in that way.

Water, exercise and moving on are your best friends.

besther414 2011-11-26 08:58:49 -0600 Report

It was a little bit of rice and some mac and cheese

GabbyPA 2011-11-27 08:15:47 -0600 Report

Rice and pastas are usually spikers. The cheese and milk or butter have fat in them and can slow those spikes down some. The key is to always try to include a bit of all the groups to round things out. Meaning add some veggies to the mix and some protein. I would not choose to eat rice and pasta in the same snack. That can make a rough reading.

dijr0365 2011-11-28 16:54:06 -0600 Report

Protein helps strech the high carb choices, like rice. Rice is very high in carbs but the high spike can be lessened with protein. Sounds as thouygh you may not be on insulin? Because there really is no cheating when on fast acting humalog or any fast acting insulin. The correct calculation of carbs and insulin ratio will allow you to ingest carbs and will maintain a bloodsurgar that may peak, but eventually even out to where the spike is only caused by the timing of insulin and the eating of the snack/meal.

dijr0365 2011-11-29 09:56:53 -0600 Report

Oh I do feel for you, I think dealing with diabetes is a lot harder once you are older, having to change habits. I still deal with sugars and everything but after 38 years of having diabetes, it has become second nature. I do not even remember not being one. I have tried to take cinnamon for help in maintaining sugar levels with fewer spikes. I do not spike when eating this comfort food of mine, cinnamon toast. My parents would not let me have it as a child, I had to use jelly, back then the thought of jelly was healthier than the cinnamon mixed with a bit of natural sugar. Well, today we know better with all the advancement & knowledge. The cinnamon (herbal) is supposed to help regulate spikes if things are not over done. I felt this may be some kind of off the wall home remedy, or vitamin advertising gimmick. But remembering how I never spiked after the enriched cinnamon toast (donut like thing I would sometimes sneak), I tested it a bit, with the real cinnamon herb instead of the cinnamon vitamins and without adding sugar, it tasted really good in my black coffee. I did not want to help if it was just some advertisement to sell diabetics more stuff. But I was surprised and I do not have documented proof it works, but I find less spikes when I make real cinnamon part of my diet.

Caroltoo 2011-11-29 11:16:04 -0600 Report

dijr: the more I read, the yummier it sounds. I think I need to go have breakfast! It was a childhood favorite of mine also, but I did eat it with sugar and cinnamon on buttered toast. Yes, we've learned lots about nutrition and diabetes, but I find so much of what I read now is also what my mom taught me eons ago and I later discarded because it wasn't in vogue. Like eating beets. Never a big number on my plate, but I have recently discovered they are very, very helpful in dealing with gall bladder symptoms.

MEGriff1950 2011-11-26 09:40:48 -0600 Report

Bestther, I cannot eat any form of rice and very little pasta but if cheese is added to that pasta I can expect bad spikes in my bg.
If you keep a journal of what you eat, how much and your bg's soon you will learn what foods will spike your blood sugar and you will be able to avoid, limit or eliminate these foods altogether. We each react differently to foods. Keeping a journal is one of the reasons that I now have my diabetes under control.

jayabee52 2011-11-26 01:32:40 -0600 Report

I am wondering how long after your meal was the 139? And how many hours between the 139 & 187? Was the 187 a fasting reading?

besther414 2011-11-26 02:18:35 -0600 Report

The 139 was 1-2 hrs after I ate Thanksgiving night. The 187 was at 3:30pm on Friday.

jayabee52 2011-11-26 02:42:55 -0600 Report

The 139 was not too bad if it was 2 hrs, and if it were 1 hour I would guess it is really good.

If the 187 was at 3:30 p was it after a day of eating breakfast and lunch or was it after not eating for the day or after being stressed by the madness on "black friday?"

meowbat 2011-11-26 03:04:13 -0600 Report

Kidney beans have a high starch level, so the sugar level is higher. they also tend to stay in the digestive tract longer so guess what takes longer to go down? You don't have to stop eating them. just don't eat them alone. any multi- bean and acidic vegi mixture should do the trick just fine.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-25 23:09:46 -0600 Report

Yes, it can spike you into the next day. I have had that happen to me. Don't worry, it will get better with time, practice and patience. Do you keep a food journal? I find it to be most helpful. Blessings, Mickey

besther414 2011-11-26 00:11:00 -0600 Report

Yes, I have an online calorie counter. Unfortunatlely, I didn't use it yesterday!! LOL!!!

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-26 00:20:36 -0600 Report

It's hard to be good ALL the time. We just keep trying though! It will get better! Stay strong! Peace, Mickey

digitaldoorbell 2011-11-25 17:47:54 -0600 Report

Unfortunately, metabolism can be different for all of us. "Yes", you DO have to be good all the time, but the truth is that none of us are. I had a few things that I shouldn't have for Thanksgiving, but in tiny amounts. After having it I realized I wasn't missing anything. But I do understand.

All this stuff can be daunting.

besther414 2011-11-25 17:51:51 -0600 Report

When I didn't have any of it, I wasn't missing it, but after I had some I was like ohhh this is sooo good!!! LOL!!! Fortunately, today I got back on the band wagon!

Caroltoo 2011-11-25 17:20:02 -0600 Report

I react that way when I eat kidney beans. Stays up for a couple days. Don't know why, just stopped eating beans, except for garbanzo beans (and hummus) and green beans.

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