I did something a little stupid today

Kirk H
By Kirk H Latest Reply 2013-03-19 20:47:18 -0500
Started 2013-03-13 17:06:23 -0500

I am coming on my diabetes diagnosis aniversary soon, currently I take 500mg time release metformin. I forgot to take my medication this morning (something I never do). My bs this morning two hours after breakfast was 92. I was just curious to see what my level would be, and this is something I have not done in the past year, I went to BK and had a whopper with fries. No cheese on the burger , only lettuce, tomatoes and onion. I checked two hours later and recorded a 210, only the second time I have been over 200 in the past year. I wanted some feedback on how this would compare with other similar results.


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tojoluvr
tojoluvr 2013-03-19 20:03:37 -0500 Report

THE BUN DID IT. CARBS ARE WHAT GREATLY INCREASES BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS.
BREAD PRODUCTS, CERALS, ETC. THAT INCLUDES GOODIES LIKE CAKE, COOKIES ETC. AND YES IT'S STRANGE THAT OATMEAL IS ADVOCATED AS HEALTHY BUT FOR ME A DIABETIC, IT MAKES MY SUGAR GO TO HIGH. The serving is 1/2. but I eat 1 cup. I mean who can eat 1/2 cup? lol And don't let products that are "sugar free" fool you. You still can't eat these things if they are, it seems to be the flour products, at least for me. Pumpernickel and rye bread are lower in carbs and it doesn't seem to get to me like other breads.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-03-19 20:47:18 -0500 Report

I noticed that too Tojo, for 3 yrs I have discontinued eating nearly all of products made with grain for a number of reasons. I now have better control of my Blood glucose (BG) and am doing it without the use of any diabetes medications.

James

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-03-14 16:59:13 -0500 Report

You had a high carb content meal, and the grease. Yup… That would explain the high blood blood sugar. I haven't had fast food in awhile, but I've had that experience before and had the same results, my BS would elevate. Take care!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-03-14 17:22:57 -0500 Report

I don't think the grease had much to do with the high BG levels, in fact the fat probably slowed down the rise of the BG. Fat and fiber regularly slow down the rise of one's BG levels.

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-03-14 17:26:48 -0500 Report

You're right. My bad.

Kirk H
Kirk H 2013-03-14 17:43:39 -0500 Report

This was the highest level my bs has been since diagnosis ( also my first whopper!)I have been real good about keeping the levels under 120 after meals, I guess I understand why fast food is a no no! (and actually it didnt taste very good)

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-03-14 18:01:44 -0500 Report

Kirk,

If I absoultely HAVE TO eat at a fast food place, I order a single regular hamburger with "no sauces" (catsup, mayo, salad dressing, mustard ect. - lowering the carb content and so nothing drips on me) and no cheese. I also don't get the fries either. I then use the bun to hold the burger and eat the burger out from between the bun and when done throw the bun in the trash. (had to undo decades of belonging to the "clean plate club")

Eating at fast food places can be done if one does it carefully and not often.

Yes I have also noticed that it really doesn't taste all that good either!

James

RaMont
RaMont 2013-03-16 12:48:47 -0500 Report

Hi, new to this. I still crave McDonalds and the only thing I eat is the fish. Is this ok? I don't go but like once in around 2 months either.

Kirk H
Kirk H 2013-03-16 13:11:07 -0500 Report

im not sure how the fish is prepared at Mcd's…but the bun would be my main concern…but once every two months, its not you are eating there three times a week

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