How did everyone do for Thanksgiving?

By AnnRendon Latest Reply 2012-11-26 11:26:53 -0600
Started 2012-11-24 12:28:57 -0600

Well I'm not sure how I did you tell me what you think? I keep my numbers between 90 and 133 was my highest.. I didn't eat a lot of the wrong things but I knew there where some I couldn't resist so instead of doing my 1000 mg of metformin I added 1 500mg in the middle of the day to help control myself.. Only my doctor can advise I know but wonder what my friends here think.. Not a bad decision or totally stupid?

18 replies

Nana_anna 2012-11-26 11:26:53 -0600 Report

I did great I thought! We had a big breakfast feast for my son's family in the morning. Then at dinner my husband and I ate the turkey and fixings. I did good at both meals. I exercised the day before, and the day after my husband and I watched our grand daughter. We took her for a walk as she was pushed in the stroller. I exercised today. I only gain 2 lbs. Not to bad. I am back up on my regular plan now. I don't and won't change it at Christmas. I will keep it up!

Armourer 2012-11-25 14:26:33 -0600 Report

I did pretty good. Everything there was is bad for my diabetes! I took small portions, gave myself an extra amount of insulin as the doc said and did fine. My high was 180, at another time it would have been over 400.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-11-25 07:15:22 -0600 Report

I did pretty good, my main meal consisted of mainly turkey, salad, and red chili sauce. For dessert my mom made this awesome sugar free dessert, although sugar free not carb free, it's hard to figure the carbs since it's a mixture of sugar gree puddings, cream cheese mixture and some Graham crust, with cool whip. I got a little too high was at 150 an hour later and climbing according to my CGM so took my niece for a walk around the block! Next time I know to cover a little more with insulin!

Scott ITM33
Scott ITM33 2012-11-25 03:33:16 -0600 Report

I was able to come off amaryl by moving to a whole foods diet, basically curting out processed food. I also lost 65lbs in the process. I think antthing you can do to limit your reliance on medications is a good thing. But I still indulge once in a while, I just limit the portion size.

s l k
s l k 2012-11-24 20:14:47 -0600 Report

I think I did pretty good. My sister is "dieting" and made her pumpkin pie with Splenda and even made her cole slaw sauce with Splenda…

I counted carbs and did my insulin accordingly but just before leaving to shop I ate a small plate of dressing (ok about 30g of carb worth!) and forgot to cover with insulin. As I shopped I tested and was 223 so I did the insulin coverage then but tested each hour I was there to make sure I stayed in a good range. I think it was less of a food issue than an issue of being awake when I'm normally sound asleep!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-24 18:23:54 -0600 Report

I did great here. I don't worry about my numbers on a holiday because I use them as my free day. I even had dessert. My numbers were in the normal range by the time I got home and tested. I didn't even eat anything else until Friday morning.

I got busy the night before and forgot to take my Metformin before bed so I took it when I got up around 9:00 am. My doctor told me to never ever double my Metformin without his approval. I am on 500mgs a day.

As someone who has taken people to the hospital in the back of the ambulance, one of the worse are those who have improperly taken medication. You can't treat them unless you know what they have taken. Doubling up on medication just so you can eat is not a good thing. Your body is not prepare for the extra meds and for some it can have an adverse effect on you. If you want to eat some of everything do it in shifts. Eat your meal, take a walk then come back for seconds a few hours later. I ate everything I wanted to eat but instead of the traditional serving spoon, I used a teaspoon. I was dying for mac and cheese, I stuck a fork in the dish and ate what came out on the fork and was happy. You have to stop treating this as some sort of game or you are going to be the one to lose in the end. Glad you enjoyed the day.

maclover1524 2012-11-24 22:11:41 -0600 Report

Great advice, Just Joyce! I especially love your statement, "You have to stop treating this as some sort of game or you are gong to be the one to lose in the end." AMEN! If someone treats diabetes as a "game" they need to know the game they are actually playing is more like Russian Roulette.

AnnRendon 2012-11-24 18:32:42 -0600 Report

Hey Joyce…wow 500 is great pretty soon you wont have to take any :)..I need to work harde to get no doubling up huh..ok

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-24 18:42:39 -0600 Report

I wish. I have been on 500 since I was diagnosed. Yes you need to work harder and pay attention until it becomes routine. I watched my 10 year old cousin eat everything served, and went back for extra servings of Green Beans and Sauerkraut and ribs. Then he ate banana pudding, a piece of cake and a slice of pie. He can hide behind a toothpick but he is very active in sports. His mother said he is a bottomless pit…LOL.

jimLE 2012-11-24 13:23:59 -0600 Report

we all did great mom who is the diabetic was a good girl that for your numbers.that depends if you ever have any trouble with them or not.if often and how much..also.what ya ate and/or drank that day might make a diffrence..

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-24 18:49:12 -0600 Report

That is great. I did good also even with a thin slice of homemade cake. You know it wasn't about being diabetic Thursday, for me it was about meeting my new 2 month old cousin who is beautiful and seeing her parents and the rest of the family.

AnnRendon 2012-11-24 18:54:20 -0600 Report

awww 2months old perfect I have a 14 month old grand daughter :)..she is my exercise.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-24 19:39:52 -0600 Report

Sweet. I am highly allergic to children. My cousins know not to ask me to watch or feed a baby. I have done this but not often. However, I love all of the ones in our family dearly.