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Old 07-05-2018, 23:37   #41
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I know diabetes gives us all some things to think about. But every now and then it poses a particular -- umm -- issue or even a blessing that you don't think about till it happens. That's what I'd like to see us put in this thread.

Sadly, I have to start off with a rant.

I'm on a kind-of business trip so I'm eating my meals at restaurants. Trying to be a good little keto-eating boy, I go a non-chain-type local breakfast place and order the build-to-order omelette. Spinach, cheddar cheese, and sausage.

The omelette comes with hash browns. I dutifully (and a little sadly) say "no hash browns", knowing that I likely wouldn't stop at just a forkful. Or two. The person taking the order asks, "What kind of toast do you want with that? White or wheat?" "Um, neither, thanks." Didn't even know toast came with it. The person taking the order offers, "You could have fruit on the side." No, I can't, but thank you.

So the one-item meal is the omelette, either bacon or sausage on the side, hash browns, and toast. I'm having trouble imagining that anyone eats all that in one sitting (I'm not sure I ever could).

And I'm having trouble imagining that by refusing the ingredients and labor associated with providing hash browns and toast, I don't get any break at all on the price of the item. I don't expect much, but maybe 50 cents or a buck on an $11 omelette that's missing two sides?
Breakfast out is always the same script. White bread or wheat? Hash browns? Grits? Fruit? No thank you. No thank you. No thank you. "You don't want any toast???????" No thank you. It's one of the things we have to deal with.

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I always use those weekly pill holders so I know I’ve taken what I need or not. One for morning stuff, one for evening stuff. Different colors too. I need all the help I can get.

Of course, I don’t do it because I’ve ever made that mistake.... nope not ever 🙄 🤦‍♀️ Lol

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White bread or wheat?
This is off topic but...

I'm gluten intolerant but at restaurants I will just say I'm allergic to wheat. One waiter, a young, collage aged man, when I told him no to the bread that I was allergic to wheat, said: "we have white bread!"


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This is off topic but...

I'm gluten intolerant but at restaurants I will just say I'm allergic to wheat. One waiter, a young, collage aged man, when I told him no to the bread that I was allergic to wheat, said: "we have white bread!"

<-------shaking head

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@rsfletcher - Although the risk isn't nearly as high for me, the other night I am 99.99% sure I took my Metformin dosage twice.

My tummy was definitely unhappy with me the next morning.
So every morning, I take my BP and one 500mg Metformin. I leave the 2nd 500 Metformin out on the counter along with my cholesterol med. That way, I know that I still need to take the rest of my Metformin. When I first started, I was taking all 1000mg in the morning, and I was spending a lot of time visiting the RR. My doc suggested that I take one in the am and the other in the pm. It has worked wonders for me.

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I hear you ... I am looked at by the waiter or waitress as being from out of this world when I ask for those items to be not included... "but honey this toast or fruit is really delicious and its good for you..." I respectfully decline; this happens also when we go out to eat at dinner. I have to give them specifics... I want the burger medium rare; no bun want extra lettuce and if you have real butter on the side. No butter blends; alternatives; nothing that the label would say it is healthy. And then my fasting blood sugar is still elevated next morning since I do not know what fillers they put into the burger....I mean really?

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And then my fasting blood sugar is still elevated next morning since I do not know what fillers they put into the burger....I mean really?
I used to be "Mr. Restaurant" -- a new place opened and by the time my friends asked about it, I'd already been there. Those days are over...

I suppose they could come back. But it probably would mean ditching LCHF and ... well, it's only food, right?

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For type 2 diabetics they should be focusing more on insulin resistance than finding ways to pushing more insulin to resolve high blood sugar.

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This is off topic but...

I'm gluten intolerant but at restaurants I will just say I'm allergic to wheat. One waiter, a young, collage aged man, when I told him no to the bread that I was allergic to wheat, said: "we have white bread!"


Ah.....the American edgeyoukatshun system...........what a wonderful thing.

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You know..........if I had the money.............

I'd open up a restaurant that is nothing but a' la carte. No "plate" specials, no "dinners", no breakfast "specials"..........just everything priced per item. You pick, you choose.

The Chinese actually have this kind of restaurant, it's called Dim Sum. You pick from a menu where all the items are separate. Mostly dumpling type foods, which you usually get 3 bite sized portions on one tiny plate. There are some other items as well, like some steamed/seasoned green plant that looks like a giant weed, but tastes a bit like broccoli. And it's all a' la carte. You can get full on $5 worth of dim sum and some tea.

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