Diabetic Breakfast

By cograndma Latest Reply 2013-02-27 20:32:55 -0600
Started 2013-02-21 09:07:25 -0600

I have tried Glucerna shakes for breakfast, but the problem is that I am drinking my food. I do not get the same satisfaction as if I was really eating Breakfast…
Does anyone have good suggestions to getting my day going..I usually get up around 6am and have a sugar between 300-400…I AM FRUSTRATED…
I taking Byetta twice a day…
Any suggestions would be appreciated…
Also what are some of you doing for your daily snacks…What are you doing about the urge to eat everything in site between dinner and bedtime…
Thanks to all

6 replies

Flustrated 2013-02-27 19:47:01 -0600 Report

Changed to oatmeal and waiting to find out my results. Close to four weeks I consider it has yuk but willing to try it. The changes we make are amazing.

Amadee 2013-02-27 20:32:55 -0600 Report

Most people cook Oatmeal until it is slimy and revolting. Use the regular (not instant) oatmeal. It cooks quickly..just watch it and as soon as it has almost absorbed the water and you can still see the individual petals of oat, turn it off. Play with flavors like "sugar" and cinnamon, fresh fruit, Yogurt and what ever tastes good to you that is "legal". I think the secret is to never use instant which is the chaff and never overcook it.

davidhogan 2013-02-21 09:51:34 -0600 Report

Everybody is different of course but eggs fill me up and add needed protein and besides I get to play around with how I make them from fried to poached to fritata bakes, omelets and more.

As for snacking I use a small hand full of nuts but one of the biggest things that helps me in being full is fiber rich BEANS at lunch and dinner. If you eat beans long enough you soon find that laughable side effect diminishes. Good luck and hope you get lots of suggestions that help!

1FLYCHIK 2013-02-21 09:30:29 -0600 Report

Hi there… you may want to revisit your doctor if your levels are staying that high, they may need to adjust your medications. For breakfast (I am a type 1 though) I usually eat 2/3 egg whites with bell pepper, turkey and f/f shredded cheese mixed in, it is pretty filling, I will also have 1 slice of double fiber toast as a carb. For snacks, I lean towards raw nuts, celery, hardboiled egg, turkey slices and cucumber. It may not be the most appetizing to a lot of people, but I love the taste of cucumbers. I use lemon pepper as a seasoning on the cucumbers too. I hope that helps a little bit with the snacking. With the shakes, I understand as I like breakfast too! I can do a shake more towards lunch time. For the snacking urges between dinner and bedtime, you may want to find something to keep you busy, like a puzzle or a book or doing dishes or something so you are not focusing on the fact you want to snack. It is a natural reaction for a lot of people to "snack" while relaxing on their couch or watching tv. Hope this helps a little bit :)

cograndma 2013-02-23 06:38:19 -0600 Report

I see my endo. doc every three months, and we are working on getting my sugars down…I am also running on my gazell 2X a day for 10 minutes and hopefully my time will increase. I also live in a condo community that is has abeautiful place to walk, so when it gets warmer I am going to try to consistantly start walking…I would like to lose some weight before my daughters college graduation and wedding in June.

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