Managing BS on busy schedule

By Gwen214 Latest Reply 2013-02-10 07:50:08 -0600
Started 2013-02-10 01:03:37 -0600

anyone out there have a crazy schedule and still be able to manage your blood sugar? Any tips?

Tags: stress

2 replies

granniesophie 2013-02-10 06:51:26 -0600 Report

I work 6 days a week from May to October! I'm stuck at my computer the whole time, so I don't get to even have a dedicated lunch time! I keep snacks like nuts and GF oatmeal bars in my desk drawer to keep me stable but we do have a fridge and micro at work, so I can bring lunch everyday, it's just a matter of taking the time to eat it! I have alot of celery and hummus in those lunches, and stick cheese in case I have to grab something fast. Its all a matter of "grazing" on healthy foods during the day for me in case I don't have time for a proper meal.
You may want to bring several days worth of lunches if you also have a fridge at work, and then there is always something you can eat. I do that, and that way can eat whatever grabs me that day, and I replenish once a week, along with the snacks so I always have something.
I also have Celiac, so I know I will always have food to eat that won't make me sick when I make it and bring it. Working sick sucks, and I've had to for all of last summer before diagnosed. I don't ever trust other food, or resturant food-but I'm also eating much healthier by bringing my own snacks and meals!
You could try this idea and see if it works for you :)

Gwen214 2013-02-10 07:50:08 -0600 Report

Thanks for the tips granniesophie, I work the typical 40 hours a week, but I m taking Two evening classes and volunteer 3 - 4 hours a week, and to keep up with my health, I fit exercise somewhere and for my spiritual health, church. I just have to make sure I have the right foods. Im like you and stay away from restaurants. Unless, it's a fresh salad place like Souper Salad or Sweet Tomatoes. My struggle is remembering to eat during the day or when I'm stuck in my room studying, someone has to remind me. I'm also newly diagnosed with TMAU and sometimes I'm afraid to eat but that's another issue.

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