So its my first time writing a blog. I think this will be really good for me though. As some of you know a lot has happened in the past 6 months. I had quadruple bypass and I am now a little over 5 months out and feeling good. I will finally be starting my cardiac rehab which should be interesting and fun at the same time. Will be good to get back into a normal exercise routine. I wasn't doing well with my diabetes these past few months but I think I got it through my thick head that I need to take care of myself. It is the most important thing and my #1 priority. If I work hard things will hey better and all my complications will reverse themselves which will be awesome. I have a great job, great family and I am happy with where my life is right now. One thing is missing though, that special someone, my other half. With all my medical issues not sure I will ever find someone that will be able to accept them, but hopefully someday! I will keep this.updated about what's going on and how I'm doing.
This is hardly a scientific study, but as I am trying to learn how many carbs my body can handle (and what type) I found reference to steel cut oats being extremely heart healthy, as the water soluble fiber literally turns into a gel like coating in the intestines, binding LDL cholesterol and leaving HDL well enough alone. I have sworn off all wheat, but I would like to incorporate oatmeal into my food choices... well, if my meter says yes.
Cooking a 1/4 cup dry steel cut oatmeal for 20 minutes in a cup of water (150 calories, 27 grams of carb, 3 fat, 4 protein). I dressed the oatmeal with generous amounts (1/2 tsp) of cinnamon, a little sugar free vanilla syrup and a Tbs of soft margarine.
So here is what happened:
pre-meal BS 119
1 hour post 136
2 hour post 127
3 hour post 121
Next morning FBS: 119
Looks like i may be able to tolerate this carb after all. As always, your mileage may vary.