Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 14th, 2017, 22:28 PM   41
misspriss
Mum (Mom)
BnB Elite
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Arkansas, US
Posts: 10,155
Ugh, got my highest reading 2 hours after dinner, 133 (7.4). I went a long time between lunch and dinner, which probably isn't the greatest. It was also a lower protein and fat meal.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old May 15th, 2017, 03:01 AM   42
KRobbo
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Leicester, UK
Posts: 424
I got a high reading from a sweet potato with tuna and salad the other week and I really panicked. Then I realised that it had been 5 hours since breakfast and I hadn't snacked at all - this can make a huge difference to a meal as your blood sugar was probably high before you ate from all the extra glucose dumped in your blood for energy. I bet if you try the same meal with a snack a couple of hours before hand it would be ok, even better et if you can tweak it a little.

High readings are so disheartening though.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old May 15th, 2017, 08:48 AM   43
misspriss
Mum (Mom)
BnB Elite
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Arkansas, US
Posts: 10,155
Yeah. But I am noticing a trend anyway, maybe something does need tweaking.

My fasting number has been great, as well as my post-breakfast number. But all the days I've taken it, my numbers have been higher after lunch and dinner. Sometimes just a little higher but still good, but multiple times right around 120 which is my limit. I think I'm doing something different in the afternoon and evening that I'm not doing in the morning. Now, lunch and dinner are bigger than breakfast, as my dietitian has instructed me. Apparently most people do better in the afternoon/evening and struggle with the mornings, I guess I'm weird!

I had a super high calorie, high fat, high protein shake for bedtime snack last night, because I'd been slacking on my calories all day. I don't think I've had enough protein and fat with my lunches and dinner.

Even after my super fatty high protein smoothie, I had lost a pound this morning.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old May 15th, 2017, 09:07 AM   44
KRobbo
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Leicester, UK
Posts: 424
I found my breakfast readings really good and I realised today it's because of the school run! I ate the same yesterday and Saturday and got 6.7 (120), yet when I do the school run it's always 5.9 (105). The afternoon school run is after lunch testing so doesn't have an impact. Could that be something for you?



 
Status: Offline
 
Old May 15th, 2017, 09:18 AM   45
misspriss
Mum (Mom)
BnB Elite
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Arkansas, US
Posts: 10,155
No, we are all home all day. I do usually do the bulk of thr chores after breakfast during thr week, but these were weekend readings.

My diet plan has me eating less carbs at breakfast, so that is the most likely reason.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old May 15th, 2017, 15:19 PM   46
misspriss
Mum (Mom)
BnB Elite
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Arkansas, US
Posts: 10,155
Quote:
Originally Posted by misspriss View Post
Ugh I had pizza today and I was a wee bit high, but not bad 124 (6.8). Pizza is just tricky. Next time I want to indulge I will go walking after!
Funny thing, I had the leftover pizza today. Same amount of same pizza for lunch again, only this time I had a diet soda with it....and I got a 105 (5.8) instead of a 124 (6.8). This stuff is unpredictable. Oh well, good numbers are good numbers!

Making sure I stay on top of eating my snacks today, and not going a long time between lunch and dinner. Dinner will be late tonight, so I may have two smaller snacks between lunch and dinner, one at 2 and one at 4, since dinner will be at 6 and lunch and 12, instead of a bigger snack at 3....



 
Status: Offline
 
Old May 15th, 2017, 21:52 PM   47
misspriss
Mum (Mom)
BnB Elite
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Arkansas, US
Posts: 10,155
Had a better day today, I did go to the store so I walked for a bit.

85 (4.7) - fasting
87 (4.8) - 2 hr
106 (5.8) - 2 hr
92 (5.1) - 2 hr

Dinner was a little light on the carbs, I had steak, maceroni and cheese, and broccoli, but only 37g carbs worth, I'm supposed to shoot for 45-60g. Otherwise I've been spot on my goals and my numbers were good.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old May 16th, 2017, 04:53 AM   48
KRobbo
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Leicester, UK
Posts: 424
Sounds like a fab day! I'd be so happy with those numbers. You sound like you've really got this!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old May 16th, 2017, 08:33 AM   49
misspriss
Mum (Mom)
BnB Elite
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Arkansas, US
Posts: 10,155
Thanks for the encouragement, this is all new for me and it is stressful. I can;t help but worry this time next week it could be different.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old May 16th, 2017, 08:40 AM   50
KRobbo
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Leicester, UK
Posts: 424
They say 32-36 weeks it can get worse, there's a whole section on the website I linked to you the other day. It can be disheartening when that happens, it you do have wiggle room in your diet as you seem to be able to tolerate a good amount of carbs at the minute. You'll likely be faced with a decision on whether to lower carbs or add meds- I'm sure you'll be able to lower carbs as you're used to a paleo diet.

I just ate a homemade pizza on a whole meal wrap with loads of meat and cheese - it was delicious! It was almost too good so I'm going to drink loads of water and vigorously clean the house to ensure my levels are low enough to eat it again. This weekend I'm making low GI brownies as well.



 
Status: Offline
 
Reply



Bookmarks

Tags
diabetes , gestational

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



SEO by vBSEO