Watch those evening BS highs!

Pat Roth
By Pat Roth Latest Reply 2011-05-05 11:27:22 -0500
Started 2010-01-07 17:54:29 -0600

I had thought that I was doing SO WELL, my BS were hanging in there until I ACCIDENTALLY checked my BS about 5pm, my snacky time!! Now, why did I think that just because it was 110 to 140 most of the day, here it was 181, the next eve 206! What?? Checking I RECALLED that late afternoon I was EATING SNACKS of this and that, THINKING that just because it was low EARLIER in the day, that somehow I could eat STUFF later and not have it raise my BS?

Well, Pat, welcome to the Real World!! YOU truly are a diabetic, so get a list of good 3pm snacks!!

Anyone else been slipped up on like this, or am I just slower than most? Don't answer that one—-haha—

My name is Pat Roth, and I am a diabetic!!

20 replies

imsuzie2 2010-01-10 03:07:00 -0600 Report

Hey, Pat…some thoughts. Why not try to eat smaller meals, about 3 hrs apart to keep the bs constant and stop the "feed-mes"? Some people do better that way. Sometimes drinking a glass of water before eating also helps the tummy to feel full on less. And lastly, when I had a 3 month stint of eating everything in site (even cardboard tasted good) I was on Prednisone. Are you taking any steroids in your meds? Hugs

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-10 13:01:07 -0600 Report

Thanks, Suzie—I think I am skimping too much at mealtime, today ate a nice size piece of chicken, plus a slice of brown bread with a Tbs, of peanut butter, 1/2 c potatoes, and water, Am on our way to the city to see my cousin who had a stroke after her surgery. So will see how I hold up, I Will NOT take any Glipizide as that med sends me on a roller coaster, will wait till we get back home. thanks PR

kayaker1 2010-01-09 22:04:17 -0600 Report

This sounds like me. I'm new to the group, but feel as though you all know me. I snack, ravenously between dinner and bedtime. Everything I can get. So much that I don;t even take my BS at night. (As though the dr. can't figure that out). It just seems like I need to start doing something else. Of course my morning numbers are always above 150. I'm okay at lunchtime though. Maybe this support group will help. Larry

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-09 22:32:28 -0600 Report

Hey, welcome Larry!!! It sounds like me, I can be good from getting up time to about 2 or 3pm, then the arm gets to going in an upward motion, almost out of control—"eat, Pat ,eat, there is no tomorrow"—or something!! I don't know if it is this cold or I am not eating enough at noon to hold me thru part of these evening hours!!

I am not too sure about what to do, eat more protein, I guess, my body seems to be CRAVING SWEETS, and it usually doesn't, don't know if it is a mind set, feel deprived for being good thru Christmas, or what—-I am trying to pick up crocheting or something to keep my hands and mind busy—-could be BORED during this cold snap—-
It sure does help to know that I am not alone!!! Maybe that fact will give me more strength to follow a REASONABLE diet better, not this starving thing till I can't take it any more, then eat everything in site!!!

Going to bed so I won't be tempted further!! pat R

tj101 2011-05-05 11:27:22 -0500 Report

hi pat i was woundering, how a bout fruit have you had any lately? some times when im craving suger or sweet stuff its because i missed my fruit choices lately,even though its hard to do while every one here gets nice big choc, cake i make my self a yougart with 1 tbs flax and 1 tsp cinnimon mix than put it on 3 med strawberries,or any fruit i have on hand, hope you have a great day.

imsuzie2 2010-01-09 03:16:46 -0600 Report

"Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda"…learning to drop those words from my vocabulary!

Back when I was a "good girl" on one of the diet programs, the saying was if you slip at 1 meal, get right back on track with the next one. We are all human, after all. No need to TRY to be Perfect. Doesn't exist! Hugs

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-09 11:29:12 -0600 Report

Problem is, I got a mind set at a young age that if I wasn't perfect, no one would like me!! Well, I have been working on THAT defect most of my life, but am getting there, Thanks for your support—-guess I get a bit down under too much negativity—it is like, "well, what have I done wrong now!" Instead of making allowances for OTHERS' pwn mindsets—-

Jack went back down to get my meter, in the meantime I had eaten about 3 Tbls of tuna, just in case—-on his return, I checked and it was 112, so FINE! I so hesitate to take ANY GLIpizide as it DROPS me so fast—-down to 42 and I FELT It, even if my Dr questioned me that it could do that—- I had double checked it and it was 43, so——I don't think that I got that spit out when he questioned me—-I just go BLANK then—-I GET SO ANGRY in having to KEEP PROVING that I know what I am talking about, BUT am gaining physical and emotional strength so I can do it (with you guys support—-so I have somewhere to go to 'lick my wounds' if it gets tough going——-) This morn my fasting was 115, Dr frowned when I told him that my fasting that morn had been 110—so—no POSITIVE input—just "that look"!

I am not so hard on myself, I have decided, it is just in trying to PROVE to DRs that I get so tense!!!! Thanks, Pat R

rankearl 2010-01-08 12:54:54 -0600 Report

hi pat hang in there everything in moderation i get stuck on the same snack every day for about a week then i change to something else a whole can of tuna is around 100 cal o carbs 10 fat if in water i like it with fat free ranch drsg ther are lots of low carb breads i like it with toiast or low carb crackers ig i eat it plain i eat the whole can pnut butter is my favorite and sometimes eat it out the spoon hope that helps hugs julie

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-08 14:36:51 -0600 Report

Thanks, Julie!! Now another "hangup"! I was trying to pin down the culprits that were raising my eve BS so hi, NOW I ran out of strips and could get no more, still waiting, and I usually check myself this time of eve——2:30, so ate about 2 tbls of Tuna to offset that cup of egg nog I just drank!! I love eggnog, although I know that is probably isn't the best thing for me, but don't want to throw it out! This quart is my ONE splurge of the year, but that was before this BS thing! So ate the tuna/water while I wait to get my meter back. the pharmacist wanted to see the Memory, and DECIDE if I really needed to be checking it that often, I guess—-maybe call my Dr! I HATE to be pinned down!! It isn't as though I haven't had enough trouble in LEARNING to check in the first place!! I HATE to be told that I am not doing things correctly, when I feel that I am—-guess I am still learning to "speak up" and defend myself! It isn't as tho I even trust any of them anyway, so why should I HAVE to defend myself!! Tiresome!!! Hugs, PR

jayabee52 2010-01-09 01:49:17 -0600 Report

Been there, done that, didn't like it! Didn't get the T-shirt. Snacks are my BIG downfall. Don't beat yourself over it! Tomorrow is a new day [with new mistakes to make].

Jim also caught your reference to Alcoholics Annon. As my Jem says: "Cute". When she says that to me I say what my mom said to her once when she said that of me :"You are so blind"

What is up with your pharmacist keeping your meter? Doesn't he know you need it to check your BGs? And the strips CAN be bought OTC should you wish to check your BGs more frequently. We do just that when we want extra readings. But by all means check with your Dr to see if he will increase the number of strips you are allowed under insurance. Unfortunately the way the medical system is set up you have to be your own best advocate. and I agree it IS tiresome. But if you don't nobody else will. And YOU know yourself best.

all the best Pat! ~James~

Susie624 2010-01-08 12:02:27 -0600 Report

Yes,I think we have all been there done that,and Pat just keep on being yourself, don't worry about what others think>You are the one who is in control of your life ,no one else.

hbkunkel 2010-01-08 06:07:56 -0600 Report

OK Pat so you aren't a Super Woman that is invicible!! WE still love you and all have similar problems. Yes living with diabetes is a constant battle and it gets tiresome to fight it day by day, hour by hour. Hang in there, we are here for you.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-08 11:10:03 -0600 Report

Thanks, so much, wonderful to know that I AM NOT ALONE!! Frankly, I get TESTY when surrounded by "well meaning" goodie two -shoes that criticize me constantly!! Chee—here, I can admit that I AM NOT PERFECT, and don't wait for the walls to fall!! Sigh—I tried to be PERFECT and AVOID critisicm, when I learned that it really DOESN"T MATTER to others as they will find SOMETHING to tear you up over—-it is easier to finally be able to take charge of your life, put your hand up to say NO—"it is not like that", you do have a right to your own personality, and none of us are perfect, it we but really LOOK! Enough preaching for NOW!! haha—Pat R

ptsparkle 2010-01-07 19:45:29 -0600 Report

Been there, done that. 12 stepper eh? You are fine and as normal as the rest of us. Boy we must be weird.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-07 22:52:04 -0600 Report

Well, thank heavens, Jim!! If you have had trouble too, I feel so much better!! I keep calling myself a Dunce when it should be obvious to me, by this time, that I indeed need to monitor ALL DAY! Space it out into the evening! Sigh—Guess I am slowly getting there, have more energy now since I am on O2 so much, resting my FOOT—you would think that I would have a sore on my butt!! Can remember and think better——thanks PR

June Tademy
June Tademy 2010-01-07 19:08:14 -0600 Report

Pat, it finally dawned on me that I was snacking on everything for the same reason, my BS sometimes is 64-80-97 and I am so happy I forget to maintain my food intake. You are not alone

spiritwalker 2010-01-07 18:02:48 -0600 Report

Pat, I think I speak for many of us when I say I have done it. I use lite,low fat popcorn for an afternoon snack. It doesn't seem to up my bg . Everybody is different. I hope you find what will work for you and keep your bg in line.
Good Luck.

Monalisa 2010-01-07 18:37:27 -0600 Report

Pat I've had the same problem, now i just roll a slice of turkey breast with a tiny bit of cheddar cheese in a lettuce leaf and make like a little taco, tastes great, you can have 2, low carbs and good protein, i've noticed that doesn't bring my BG to high levels, good luck, hugs…LISA

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-07 18:43:01 -0600 Report

Thanks so MUCH! I now know that this disease is a 24-7 hour thing!! I just thought that I could sneak in some goodies, in late afternoon!! Cheez, Pat! The word, DUH, comes to mind! HAha—Glad I still have some lettuce, with this freezing weather, I haven't wanted to get out, but cheese, ( I am burned out on peanut butter!! Yuck—) here I come!! I did cook up cabbage, celery, onions, just a few carrots, and left over green beans and tomato soup, for supper, also warmed up my ham and beans from yesterday too!

Since I CONFESSED I will watch those evenings more closely—-CCHHEEZZ and my Dr thought that I was a controlling person?? haha—Well, NOT in some areas!! Thanks PR

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