Realizing moment

By ashley50 Latest Reply 2014-04-05 09:10:56 -0500
Started 2014-04-02 14:04:37 -0500

Went to my nutritionist last week (she is also type 1) i went on a meal plan because i just keep gaining weight with all this insulin i was taking. I thought i was eating healthy? Come to find out i was eating all the things that make your blood sugar spike through out the day, which was causing me to take more insulin. This past week i have never had such great numbers in my life!!! I am so happy & my body just feels so much better!! Eating the right thing & maintaing your bg's works wonders!! She put me on a 30-35 carbs for brkst, lunch, dinner. Sounds hard! But so worth it! And i am actually full every meal!! :) :) just had to share.

12 replies

MrsCDogg 2014-04-05 07:20:33 -0500 Report

Just be aware that some kinds of insulin with help you to gain weight rapidly. I used Lantus for several years and gained about 70lbs!

GabbyPA 2014-04-04 13:43:27 -0500 Report

What changes did you make? What foods did you find were causing you to have long lasting spikes?

ashley50 2014-04-05 07:29:00 -0500 Report

Well i am only allowed to eat 30-35 carb per meal. I need to eat a vegetable at every meal. Banana's make me spike. A full banana is 30carbs! I had no idea? Those healthy frozen meals make me spike & way too much sodium. Instead of regular non-fat yogurt. It needs to be 0% greek yougurt. I was over doing serving sizes. Yougurt would be 1 cup, i only supposed to do 1/2cup. Eat more protein so that meant eat egg whites. Regular eggs are to high in cholesterol. Dont eat to many fruits at brkfst. Take your weight, times it by 100 thats how many ounces of water you should drink daily! Instead of carrots choose broccoli, carrots make you spike, chips,gronola bars, juice, etc

GabbyPA 2014-04-05 09:10:56 -0500 Report

I have not hear the 100x your weight for the ounces of water you need. That is a good rule.
Those are great changes and ones that can help many of us. Thank you for sharing.

jayabee52 2014-04-03 10:48:36 -0500 Report

Howdy Ash,
It is all in knowing what is best to eat and not to eat.

Your strory renminded me of when I was first Dx'd. Dr wrote me a Rx for Met and told me to "eat healthy" and sent me on my way. To my mind that meant "eat libht" and the lightest things of which I could think to eat was rice cakes or popcorn cakes. I ate a lot of them between that time and when I returned to Dr in 1 mo. My Blood Glucose (BG) readings.were terrible and I couldn't understand why. When I told Dr what I was eating regularly he told me that those rice cakes had too many carbs (and I'd eat 2 or 3 at a time) no wonder my BG was so screwy.

Many people on insulin, seem to have an attitude "I'll eat what I want and cover the rise by taking more insulin." That is a recipe for putting on fat

Congratulations on finding this way of managing your BG levels better by eating more healthy and avoiding unnecessary carbs.

God's best to you

Michael_1960 2014-04-02 20:41:31 -0500 Report

That's great Ashley, so glad you're doing so much better. I have a hard time trying to eat the right amount of carbs, I usually eat maybe 45 grams but I need 60, so I just eat a little bit more, or eat a sweet cookie afterwards will do the trick.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-04-02 15:03:38 -0500 Report

Awesome!!! That sounds so good. You are working out your meal plans, and getting those numbers down. Keep up the good work. Smile and have a great day.

Type1Lou 2014-04-02 14:12:30 -0500 Report

So happy you've learned what works for you, Ashley! I try to limit myself to no more than 120 grams of carb per day: 30 at breakfast and 45 each for lunch and dinner. It's allowed me to maintain my weight at 120 lbs. and my A1c in the 6's. No, it's not easy but it works! You may be able to increase your sensitivity to insulin by exercising as well. As chronic diseases go, diabetes has a very large component of self-management…you're on your way to greater control. You go girl!

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