Hoping this is a good sign...

Graylin Bee
By Graylin Bee Latest Reply 2013-04-11 23:34:49 -0500
Started 2013-04-11 06:07:03 -0500

Twice this week at about 1 AM my BG has dropped down into th 70s while I was at work. I am hoping it means I have achieved that balance where through increased exercise, I have managed to have a bit more muscle mass built back up finally. Seems it has taken a few years to rebound from what almost a year of forced bed rest, near death by MRSA, and three surgeries did.
Last night I ate my usual work meal of noosa yogurt after the BG drop and only went from 74 up to 113 after an hour then started to drop again. Ate meal bar of 17 carbs and 20 grams protein when I was at 94 BG 2 hours after the yogurt. went back up to around 115 after an hour. Ate a handful of almonds before racing around administering meds. Then tested again and was down to 77. Got home and ate some peaches and dried cranberries when I discovered my emergency grape juice boxes were really, really expired…sigh…would have enjoyed a little grape juice. 30 minutes later BG 98, ate some sausage for protein, then in another 30 minutes 113, so went to sleep. Woke up 6 hours later and BG was 96.
Maybe I need to eat a few more vegies before work to up my carbs a tad. Do not want to start having high readings because I up the carbs too much. Two of the nights I did not have a low BG battle, I had a protein snack just before going to work. That was about 2 hours after my evening meal. So maybe I need the protein more than a bit more carbs, or some combo of both.
Wish BG tests could show what amount of insulin we have besides the amount of glucose. Also wish I had an owners manual that explained I need x amount of carbs and y amount of protein after every 3 hours of doing z.

4 replies

jayabee52 2013-04-11 12:42:58 -0500 Report

What you say is great! Good work GB! I would go with the lower carbs with the protein variation. Yes it would be nice to have an owners manual, but then we wouldn't have the fun of discovery!


Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-04-11 15:39:26 -0500 Report

Yeah, discovering you are low is so much more fun than discovering you are high (irony font was employed in this message).
At least low take 2 I did not ingest 2 glucose tabs just before the noosa yogurt kicked in giving myself the slight high reading. I am saving them for the night I discover I left my dinner at home in the fridge. LOL
The night I so very carefully packed my "There is a blizzard coming kit. Food, toothbrush and toothpaste, extra clothes, etc, I walk in the main lobby and see I am still in my purple bedroom crocs and not my black work crocs as hubby pulls away from the door. Oh yes, I am ready for anything..NOT.