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  2. janice21475

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    The blossom looks about the size of my fingertip. Lovely.
  3. ShottleBop

    Low Carb Daily Diet.....

    Thursday, September 17: 6:14 AM (FBG, before breakfast): 93 Breakfast: avocado, Carbmaster blackberry yogurt, 1/4 bar Montezuma's Absolute Black with almonds and sea salt 12:36 PM (before lunch): 91 Lunch: prosciutto & Swiss omelet, 1/4 cup Royal Hawaiian roasted salted macadamias 5:14 PM (before dinner): 90 Dinner: 1 oz. pork rinds, stirfry (chicken thigh, bell peppers, zucchini, in butter sauce with very little tapioca powder and honey), sugar-free popsicle, coffee with heavy cream 9:08 PM: 97 Average for the day: 93 Macronutrients: 43 grams carbs (18 grams fiber), 128 grams fat, 94 grams protein Calories: 1,767
  4. Hammer

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    A 57 (3.16) today.
  5. Yesterday
  6. adiantum

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    6.7 Yesterday was 29C/84F so we walked in the shade of the forest. Thought of one of you folk when I noticed Dianella longifolia in flower. It's nice to have little incidences to remind me of this great community. Blueberry lily Dianella longifolia
  7. IrinaHarr

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    108 last night, 126 this morning. Chopped up my only tomato plant today, it got so cool at nights that it was covered in black spots; collected 9 lb of red tomatoes (plant was huge, Juliet hybrid with nice size plum tomatoes). Looking forward to planting bulbs, I ordered 9 varieties of daffodils and some regale lilies I remember from childhood (grandmother had those).
  8. ran23

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    105 today. (95 at dinner last night, veggie chili for lunch???)
  9. meyery2k

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    90 today.
  10. Ricros

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    136 this morning luckily. I say that because I was offered a couple pieces off gummie candy last night from one of my children and I ate them. Well, according to the Libre I climbed to 350 over night then came crashing back down to below 150. That was over the course of 3 hours. Now I know why I was frigidity last night. I never thought to check because I have not had this reaction to one or two pieces of candy before. Well I know what brand it was and will avoid them now or save them for around meal time when I use take meds.
  11. Hammer

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    An 86 (4.78) today.
  12. Dowling

    Ketogenic Diet and Type 1 Diabetes

    Mike has said it all but every diabetic is different. I too am a type 2 and lost 40 pounds in 2 months just by going to a low carb high fat diet. Never think of it as a "diet" though think of it as a lifestyle change. I jumped in with both feet and went immediately to 30 carbs a day but for me that was to drastic and not sustainable over the long term. I gradually increased my carbs to a level that kept my blood glucose at my desired level of under 6 yet gave me more food options. That didn't mean that every carby food was on my can eat list. Certain carbs raise my BG even if eaten in small portions. I'm almost 80 so my exercise is limited. I garden in summer and shovel snow off my decks in winter. When those options are not doable I go for a walk. As mike said type 1 does benefit from diet and exercise too. Read Dr. Richard Bernstein's book "The Diabetes Solution". He is a type 1 who developed Diabetes in childhood. His book tells you about his journey with Diabetes and how a low carb diet let him lead a normal life as a DR. Last I heard he was in his 80's and had had no complications from Diabetes
  13. FunDad62

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    119
  14. Diana_CT

    Home AC

    My central air AC unit is over 25 years old and it uses the old R-22 feon and I had it recharged about 3 years ago. The only other thing that went wrong over the years was the main relay contact welded closed and had to be replaced.
  15. Diana_CT

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    130 was my reading this morning.
  16. meyery2k

    LCHF or KETO ?

    @LCD - Just wondering how the keto is working out for you? Keep us posted! ~ Mike
  17. meyery2k

    Ketogenic Diet and Type 1 Diabetes

    @Catherine0813 - Welcome! While I am not a Type 1, I would share the challenges I experienced. I think, if you look around the forums, that the challenges are similar as to the diet no matter what type of diabetes we have. I lost 100 pounds on a roughly ketogenic diet. I went from not being able to go up stairs without being winded to being able to ride a bicycle 30+ miles a day. Diabetes put me into the best shape of my life because of the adaptations I had to make to it. Early challenges were accepting that I had to make changes to get my diabetes under control and lose weight. I concentrated on doing things that would help keep my glucose down and everything else fell into place. Type 1's would also suggest low carb high fat and have posted they use less insulin and don't swing wildly high or low. This is a long game. It is more mental than physical. Count your carbs. Many here, me included, try to stay under 50g of carbs a day. Those carbs are primarily from nuts, non root vegetables, cheese, cream, butter, and many good things "they" tell you to stay away from. If you are used to eating a lot of carbs, start with a goal of 100 g per day and then work down from there. It will soon become a habit and there are many ways to repurpose new foods to sub old favorites. Tonight, for example, I had a salad with dinner. Always loved croutons. Croutons, being starchy, are not so good for me. I throw in a handful of macadamia nuts (any nuts will do for me) and problem solved. Again, mental, don't try a substitute expecting it to be a substitute. In the example above, nuts are nothing like croutons. I like salad and I like nuts. So my salad has nuts. When I first tried mashed cauliflower, it was a disaster because I expected it to substitute mashed potatoes. It doesn't. A brilliant poster here said it straight up. Asked if I like cauliflower. I do. Next time, it was suggested I make mashed cauliflower and expect it to be mashed cauliflower. Worked out much better. 80% mental and 20% physical for me. Exercise was also instrumental. At first, all I could really do was walk. I was too out of shape to do anything else. I did 10,000 steps a day. Looked and felt like I would drop dead on the spot. Everything hurt. Would walk 2 days, rest 1. Started toning up pretty quickly. Walked my first 5K about 3 months after starting this journey. Within 6 months, I ran a 5K. Always hated running, and still do. Tried swimming and it is simply not enjoyable for me to swim laps in a pool. Rediscovered my joy of riding a bicycle from my youth. Still have it. Truth be told, every day, I don't feel like exercise. I then start kitting up and, like Pavlov's dog, I mentally get my game on. Look around the forums and you will find great recipes, ideas, and true life advice from people that live with diabetes every day. ~ Mike
  18. ShottleBop

    Low Carb Daily Diet.....

    Wednesday, September 16: 5:22 AM (FBG, before breakfast): 90 Breakfast: avocado, Carbmaster strawberry yogurt, coffee with heavy cream 11:30 AM (before lunch): 92 Lunch: salmon salad (1/2 can salmon, onion, 3 hard-boiled eggs, mayo, lettuce), sugar-free popsicle 4:10 PM (snack): Truly Spiked & Sparkling seltzer 6:16 PM (before dinner): 87 Dinner: Southern green blends sauteed in butter, 4 slices turkey bacon, Dang That's Good! cardamom chai keto bar, 7 oz. petite syrah, coffee with heavy cream 8:21 PM: 82 Average for the day: 88 Macronutrients: 58 grams carbs (24 grams fiber), 121 grams fat, 84 grams protein Calories: 1,872
  19. Catherine0813

    Ketogenic Diet and Type 1 Diabetes

    I am Type 1 diabetic and was wondering if any other Type 1's have tried a ketogenic diet to lose weight. What challenges have you had to overcome?
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  21. adiantum

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    7.1 My dog also likes to drink from running water but a Doberman I used to have loved filthy putrid water. When we visited the cemetery, she'd go all around the graves drinking stagnant water from the vases. We used to go there often until someone tried to pick up my tiny shihtzu . She ran away pulling her butt in while looking behind & barking. That was strange as it was just me & my two dogs there. This country village cemetery has 5 acres of cleared land with low headstones yet my dog had to escape from someone. I was reminded of that recently when viewing a house for sale. It is across the road from a cemetery yet lovely river along the back of the property.
  22. ran23

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    99 today. chance of rain is getting slim out here.
  23. ran23

    Home AC

    Actually I meant the over head Garage door (two car size). Insulation panels would still allow air around the hinges. funny, there is an opening from the garage to house attic on mine. Some plywood would seal that up. Garage is drywall and finished.
  24. meyery2k

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    84 today. New saddle on one of my bikes. My rear was thankful!
  25. meyery2k

    Fainting with "stacking"

    @helena35593 - Welcome! While I do not use insulin, I am certain you will get some responses soon. ~ Mike
  26. helena35593

    Fainting with "stacking"

    Hope somebodt cab help- I have been insulin dependant for 46 years (Insulatard long acting and Nova Rapid) and have not had any problems until last Friday at work I felt faint and did actually pass out for a couple of minutes. I work in a hospital and was revised quickly by nurses. My question is, my GP told me to start taking Insulatard long acting in the mornings and not at night - for whatever reason he thought it would be better! I took this at 0530 and then Nova Rapid at work at 07.45. About 1030 I came over very hot, sweaty and passed out. I have read about stacking, so could this be the reason although my reading was 12. This has happened twice before on different occasions since taking Insulatard in the mornings This has left me very upset as it has made me question my usual stable control.and question whether it will happen again. I have reverted back to taking Insulatard at night again and feel OK. But has tyhis happened to anybody else? Thank you.
  27. Ricros

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    124 today.
  28. IrinaHarr

    Low Carb Daily Diet.....

    Tuesday, September 15' Breakfast: 2 precooked sausage patties, 3 eggs, 7 grain sprouted toast, black coffee Lunch: home made italian meat sauce over steamed broccolini, sweetango apple Snack: 2 slices swiss cheese, black coffee Dinner: teriyaki chicken wings, almond flour and splenda mug cake, tea
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