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Old 11-12-2016, 18:58   #1
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I was diagnosed with T2 in July. I've been able to control it nicely with 1000 mg a day of Metformin and LCHF. Honestly I don't think I need the Metformin but that's another discussion. I can keep my BG less than 140 one hour after meals with really no problem with LCHF.

Just got back from a 4 day conference. I was wondering beforehand how much luck I would have maintaining the LCHF eating while there. Before I left, I scoured the menus of the hotel restaurant and nearby restaurants. Seemed like there were some options available.

But the conference was supplying breakfast 3 days and lunch on 2 days. That was a bit of a challenge.

Breakfast the first day -- breakfast burritos with eggs, chorizo and cheese. No problem. Unwrapped the tortilla and dumped the filling on the plate. Combined with some coffee and "cream" (it was probably half and half) seemed to work okay. Lunch had a variety of offerings. I chose salad with dressing, roasted carrots and something in a pan that had veggies and chunks of pork in it. Not much of a problem according to my meter later that afternoon.

The next day was a disaster. English muffin sandwiches for breakfast. Not enough eggs or other things to make a meal with out the muffin. I would have had to dismantle probably 4 or 5 to get enough of the filling on to a plate to do any good. So I ate the English muffin.

Lunch was even worse. It was a "boxed" lunch of a sandwich with some crusty bread, chips, a cookie, Andes mint, and some rice-ish or something cold salad. Two hours later my blood sugar was still at 151.

Dinners in the restaurant took some effort to find decent alternatives as well but I did okay.

I realize I probably could have checked with the conference organizers ahead of time to see if there were "diabetic" options available but based on what I have seen on the ADA website I was guessing I'd have better luck on my own.

Since my BG are fine with LCHF I figured it wouldn't be too bad if I experimented a bit. But I really feel sorry for folks whose BG is much higher or who have to take insulin or other medications to control their diabetes and have to travel for business. The place was overflowing with high carb low fat food that would spike the hell out of BG.

Oh the final breakfast on Friday -- eggs, bacon and sausage. And an assortment of fruits and pastries that spike BG. The eggs and bacon were okay but the sausage was bone dry chicken sausage. Blech. I've made my own sausage before and I get a lot better texture even using boneless, skinless chicken thighs.

It was such a pleasure to come home and fix a meal of ham and eggs fried in butter with 4 Jimmy Dean sausage links and real heavy whipping cream in my coffee.

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A1C: 6.5 ----- 6.0 -------- 5.8

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It's amazing what LCHF can do!
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It most definitely IS a high-carb world. I have not had too much problem eating LCHF while traveling. The motels we stay at have a breakfast bar, with eggs, bacon and sausage patties (along with the pastries and cereals, and fruit). It's a lot different at a conference setting where they are trying to keep costs down, hence all the starches and fruit. You did pretty well, considering.

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I know here at home, with a good breakfast, I could get thru to suppertime, if lunch had nothing I would eat. Traveling without my BP coffee and only having a skimpy breakfast, not sure I would make it to supper unless the sandwich at lunch had a good amount of meat on it. I doubt that it would.

There is nothing like that "Thank God I'm Home" feeling either.

Think I've had this since 2003. Told I was Type 2 lean on 2/13/12.
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