I have been so good the past 3 or 4 months about eliminating sugar from my diet. Don't even crave it anymore, but I don't tempt myself by perusing the candy and bread aisles of the grocery store. And I turn down invitations to "split a pizza" or go for a scone and coffee. It was incredibly difficult at first even knowing how thad sugar and wheat are for me. I now have WASA crackers instead of bread with tuna salad and such. I rarely have that, though, and don't eat rice or other grains — but I do have quinoa when I'm craving them.
But I cannot seem to kick the hot dog habit. I don't even want to know what's in them, but I've always heard it's pretty bad. Even turkey dogs which seem overloaded with sodium.
Yesterday I caved and ate several hot dogs with homemade coleslaw (not sugary at all). My BG seemed to be fine but at bedtime, I decided to take a 10 mg Lisinopril as "insurange" for my blood pressure. (I've been off it except the rare times I eat hot dogs.) I did it around 9:30 PM. I slept later than usual today, waking up at 8:30 AM and my fasting BG was 199! I took 1000 MG metformin (my usual dose) and had coffee w/coconut oil and cream. It was "only" 200 an hour or so later.
I read that taking Levemir at bedtime can cause a rise in BG overnight. But I believe the hot dogs had a lot to do with it and I know they're not the least bit healthy. I simply have strong cravings for it that nothing else seems to satisfy. Has anyone here had any really bad experiences from eating hot dogs or overcome a craving for them? I know this sounds bizarre, but I think I'm using it to curb my urge to eat sweets or carbs and I need another substitute.
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