By BIRDY Latest Reply 2009-11-19 10:37:11 -0600
Started 2009-11-16 02:03:53 -0600

Hi Everybody ,

Greetings from a rainy and cold Istanbul morning.
I hope all you are doing well with good blood suger levels.
Desserts…Who wouldn't like? My husband likes as well.I always try to make very light & milky desserts with Splenda or muffins with whole wheat flour with dried fruits with min olive oil.And we almost everyday eat one portion of dessert.
How often do you eat ? Is one a day too much or keeps the doctor away:)

Thanks , thanks …

14 replies

Antique-Dave 2009-11-19 10:37:11 -0600 Report

I eat to my meter, and let it guide me as to what is working and how much or often I can have something a little more carby.

I also take into consideration glycation, a reading of 179 would alarm me only if it was sustained and was not dropping.

Glycosylation is a multi stage slow process. Glycation is what creates many of our problems so the occassional spike does not cause me concern.

We are however all different and each have to find what works for us.

lipsie 2009-11-18 07:07:14 -0600 Report


I think it's a test to see reaction after deserts.obviously watch carb intake before…but you just have to test things out cause everyone is different and reacts different…just like I can not eat fresh fruit hardly cause it'll eat me up. Anyhow, best wishes…good luck…and hugs! Sheila

beadmom 2009-11-16 15:37:06 -0600 Report

I found that John's advice of checking my BS 2 hours after I ate something for the first couple weeks was invaluable. I learned that some things no matter how recommended just did not work for me.

For instance. I cannot eat oatmeal or cheerios for breakfast..ever… Last night I had an apple cider drink with dinner. It fit in with my carb limit for dinner and I'd wanted one badly for a while… but it jacked me up to 179. Sad. No more…I found the same thing with desserts. Some I do fine with and some I do not. Once I learn that I know what to enjoy.

judy makowski
judy makowski 2009-11-16 21:31:38 -0600 Report

I have trouble with my carbs too. It drives me crazy. Sometimes I can eat 1/2 aportion of oatmeal other times I can't. I do better with protein.

Unfortunately I love carbs and sometimes it is so hard to resist.

ptsparkle 2009-11-16 11:20:27 -0600 Report

Sounds like your hubby is doing o.k. with his exercise and diet routine. Everyone does react a bit differently to differnt foods. I guess until he gets his numbers back, he could keep on as now. If needed, cut down on portion size, and maybe cut back to 2-3 times a week.
Wish it would rain here once in awhile, but that;s what you get living in a desert!(Arizona). Let us know how it comes out.
p.s. Your english is very good.

BIRDY 2009-11-16 13:46:45 -0600 Report

Hi Jim ,

Yes you are right , we will wait&see what will happen but I don't know how this 1,5 month will goes thru…I must be patient , I know. Pls send us some sunshine from Arizona
and many thanks for your compliment.

Many greetings from here , Istanbul.

Hinboyz3 2009-11-16 10:00:54 -0600 Report

Well Birdy, I make myself those same kinda desserts, but i eat them within moderation, not so much everyday. I love muffins too, but I try to make them very healthy. But it's hard cause you always want what everybody else is having. I know I do, but I have to just be strong and know what Im eating is better for me and my health. But we all go through it, your not alone. He in Michigan it's freezing and cloudy it 43 degrees and looks like snow!!! But at least we are all still here on Gods earth.

BIRDY 2009-11-16 13:40:04 -0600 Report

Hi Yvette ,

It's so good to hear that we are not alone , thanks a lot.
As two muffin lovers , I hope sometime we can come together and try to develope new recipes:)

Harlen 2009-11-16 08:44:22 -0600 Report

We all work in difrent ways
I use a lot of insulin weather I eat or not So if I see it and would like it I eat it lol I eat a lot of foods but only a little at a time.We tried all the low carb foods and they did the same as the high carb foods so its the size of my food that has changed.Cut the fried food a lot a hole lot lol
I hope it gets sunny there soon best wishes Birdy

BIRDY 2009-11-16 09:24:34 -0600 Report

Hi Harlen ,

Yes it's really strange that the same system works different with each person.I will let you know when we saw the doctor.
I also wish sunny days for you and for everybody.
Take care.

cussinwolf 2009-11-16 07:05:14 -0600 Report

I am not paying attention and posted this before done. I am convinced that every one of us reacts differently to carbohydrates. If he is doing well with his dessert and blood glucose level then there should not be a problem. I am having a problem regulating mine and as soon as I save up enough money I will be going to the doctor. If he is able to exercise then I suggest a nice walk at least everyday with his beautiful wife! Have a wonderful day, Birdy.

BIRDY 2009-11-16 07:42:04 -0600 Report

thank you , you made my day :)
He really has a good exercise programe. He swimms and does a good cardio exercise 4-5 days a week and I'm hoping that this will give us better test result begn of the new year.We will keep eating desserts and I will let you know the new test numbers.I hope the doctor wouldn't kill me hehe…

cussinwolf 2009-11-16 06:54:41 -0600 Report

Good Morning Birdy,
Does your husband check his blood glucose levels? How does he do with his meal plans?

BIRDY 2009-11-16 07:47:48 -0600 Report

hi hi ,

Thanks for your message.Actually his blood sugar is not bad but the problem is his insulin tolerance (he is prediabetic).Once he was diagnosed we saw a dietician and she gave us a reference list which was full of low glicemic endex.We have been following that list and trying to eat more&more salad , vegetables , soups , whole wheat bread etc. Besides , he exercise well.So that I'm thinking that he deserves a light dessert…We will see the results 1,5 month later and I hope we are not in a big mistake…

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