Blood Sugar

By Poopsieann Latest Reply 2013-08-27 12:42:21 -0500
Started 2013-08-23 16:56:43 -0500

So.. My blood sugars have been right on point for the past few days… Today my boss rewards us with olive garden… Oh the anxiety of it all… I stressed and stressed… Picked an entree with low carbs and such… And my blood sugar was 193… How do I not stress about food and blood sugar… I swear testing is making me do upset… Up and down!!!

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8 replies

Bun10 2013-08-27 12:42:21 -0500 Report

Olive Garden has a wonderful soup and salad entre as do most restaurants. Either order that or a hamburger with lettuce, tomato, onion but no bun. Hold the fries and have cottage cheese or cole slaw or today's veggie. Or order a piece of grilled fish or grilled chicken with above sides or a dinner salad. If its not on the menu per se, ask if they can make "whatever" for you. Don't go to Olive Garden and ask for bar b q ribs. You don't want to stray too far from their menu. See what they do have & think about how you could lighten it up to fit in to your repertoire. In fact, why not look up restaurants on line that are near your job, look for their menu and plan a couple of meals you can eat. Want the tuna salad sandwich? Ask if they could just put it on a bed of lettuce or dinner salad. People do it all the time. Again, adjust your needs toward the menu. Don't go to Red Lobster and ask for egg plant parm. Speaking of, I coat my egg plant in Panko Bread Crumbs, then bake the egg plant instead of frying it. I use loaf pans to assemble it. Perfect size for 1 or 2 people. Using three or four disposable loaf pans, I can freeze the rest.

Bun10 2013-08-27 12:11:44 -0500 Report

I had a problem with oatmeal with raisins. My doctor advised that next time I just add some slivered almonds to it.

Nick1962 2013-08-24 15:49:54 -0500 Report

Yeah, testing is a necessary evil, but it can tell you a lot, which is why I always say test as often as you can afford in the beginning. Like has been mentioned already, a high number isn’t terrible if you come down from it in a reasonable amount of time. As a T2, foods (and combinations of foods) will give you a “ride”, but as you get better control, that ride will be shorter and the hill less steep. Here’s a link to one of my experiments. Don’t let it mess with your head and stress you, it’s pretty normal, and as long as you aren’t doing it daily, you can still get a decent A1c.
And yea, oatmeal has been off my list since diagnosis.

Set apart
Set apart 2013-08-24 07:43:37 -0500 Report

I don't eat oatmeal, olive garden hmmm, lots of pastas. When I eat out I look for veggies and steamed meats. You'd be surprised a lot of restaurants will accommodate your needs, for example I'd like a side salad instead of the baked potato. I do it all the time!

hairbear68 2013-08-23 19:25:25 -0500 Report

when I went too the ex they told me higher reading after you eat ok they said wait an hour after you eat too take reading

silvie mae
silvie mae 2013-08-23 19:22:51 -0500 Report

:-/ I know it's frustrating!! But I've been told as long as it comes right back down not to worry about it. Mine will peak out like that sometimes but it comes right back down by the next meal. That happened to me with oat meal the morning before Last. I peaked out at 223, yikes! But by lunch time I was back down around 100.
I know that is not what we want to be happening all the time, but it's bound to happen once in a while.
Try not to stress too much. From what I've been told we're never going to have it perfect, but it sounds like you're doing well for the most part. :-)