Husband B4 bed almost 400

By Hart4Him Latest Reply 2013-08-20 18:18:19 -0500
Started 2013-08-17 08:02:14 -0500

Lunch-grilled cheese on wheat
W/small handful is pretzels
Dinner-fish Styx and fries baked
Snack popcorn
Dessert apple pie with Splenda w/dolup
Of cool whip a little drizzle of chocolate to make it look pretty

Any ideas on why his sugar went so high??

11 replies

Type1Lou 2013-08-20 18:18:19 -0500 Report

All I can add is to make a habit of reading the nutrition labels on the foods you buy… paying particular attention to the carb count and serving sizes…it's eye-opening! Also remember that sugar-free does not equal carb-free. (One serving of sugar-free ice cream is 1/2 cup…not a whole lot…and has from 13 to 15 grams of carb before adding any mix-ins or toppings.)

Caroltoo 2013-08-19 10:20:21 -0500 Report

Everything you have listed is very high in carbs without adequate balance of protein and low carbohydrate veggies. Heavier protein in the morning helps me balance my blood glucose levels and I can have more variety during the day without my BGs going up. You may want to experiment with the timing as well as the content of his meals.

As long as his BGs are so high, I'd leave potatoes and dry cereal out of his diet or serve in very limited quantity like the potatoes in a stew or pot roast rather than as a side dish of potatoes. Cereal grains like barley or quinoa can also be added to stews and other dishes that help to balance out the carbs.

After he gets a little control, then may want to add some of these trigger foods back in, but in moderation as part of a dish, not as an important side dish like baked fries. None of us really want to have to do without something we love to eat, but the key is to moderate the amount and balance the food groups.

Breakfast: scrambled egg(s) w/onion, spinach, and cheese, 1/2 slice toast
Snack: protein drink and 1/2 apple (I use Pure Protein for 30 gm protein)
Lunch: salad of fresh vegetables and meat, balsamic vinegar dressing,
Snack: fresh fruit
Dinner: stir-fry of chicken and vegetables
Snack: mozzarella cheese stick and a couple of crackers

Stay hydrated: lots of fluids with meals, snacks, and in between.

Hart4Him 2013-08-19 10:41:49 -0500 Report

Yeah, I hate his schedule, he gets up at 3am to be at work by 4. He rarely eats anything Bec he's. always in a rush. Sleep apnea doesn't help any.
I try and remember to fill his canteen at night so all he had to do is grab it.
Is their a good protein drink I can make ahead of time, so he can just drink it and go?

Caroltoo 2013-08-20 02:17:38 -0500 Report

One of the easiest to use that I have found is called Premier Protein. I buy it from Sam's Club in a 20 bottle package. It has 30 gms of protein per bottle. I sip from one off and on all day just to modulate my BGs.

tinkerbell54 2013-08-19 11:19:23 -0500 Report

he should walk that is the best exercise for Us diabetics. I walk 2 blocks every day to the public library since I don't have a home computer . I use the public computer we get 2 hours each day. Ruth Tinkerbell54

Nick1962 2013-08-18 18:51:49 -0500 Report

Ditto what Sherelle and Katy said. Way to many carbs and sugar to recover from.
Unless he's 20 years old and training for a marathon.

Sherelle112 2013-08-17 16:37:02 -0500 Report

Wheat bread & pretzels-carbs
Fish sticks and fries-carbs
I gave up on cereal lol… Bc 1/2 cup is enough to make me mad, not full!! ;) try fruits for b'fast with low sodium turkey bacon and maybe one slice of toast and an egg…?! Cereal is hiiiigh in carbs and lets face it… Most of us do not just eat one serving!!!
Lunch… Maybe start doing salad or fruit instead of the pretzels…
Dinner… Chances are those fish sticks were breaded and full of carbs and I do baked fries now and sadly they still shoot me up pretty high!! So instead of doing 2 high carb foods in one meal u could do one. Like a cheeseburger with the fixings w/out the bun with a side salad and a few fries. The key is not to give up EVERYTHING but tweak it and substitute!! If he wants sugar free ice cream for dessert then no fries, rice, or Mac n cheese at dinner. That's how I TRY to balance my carbs. I'm supposed to have 45 per meal which isn't a whole lot!!! I wanted Mac n cheese one night and ONE serving was like 45 carbs… Needless to say if I want it I have 2 fork fills and that's it!!
Think of it this way… You can have an entire meal and be really full within your carb range OR you can have ONE high carb dish and not be full and STILL RISK THE HIGH BGL!!!!
Good luck to you and your hubby!!!!

Hart4Him 2013-08-19 10:35:54 -0500 Report

While I was jotting down his food intake, I didn't even notice all the carb

Caroltoo 2013-08-20 14:02:49 -0500 Report

Isn't it revealing to list the items that we are encouraged by media to see as healthy (cheerios, popcorn, wheat bread, pretzels, baked rather than fried foods) and recognize how harmful they can be to us?

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