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Old 01-09-2019, 01:13   #1
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I gave blood today. I typically use that as an excuse to eat a couple of mini-Oreos because that's the only time I ever see Oreos and a couple of the little ones scratch my itch without causing too much damage. Today the donation center had only regular-sized Oreos. I had two outsides figuring (rightly or wrongly) the white part had the most sugar in it.

Does anyone else here donate blood? How do you handle the post-donation "treat"?

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I used to give blood all the time. As a type a+ they like my blood...but I now take to many meds to pass my blood on to others.

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I have O+ so only O- is even better. In the past I donated blood and they gave me tickets that can be saved for e.g. a set of glasses to drink from. Today I don't donate anymore, I'm a few cm too small since they increased the amount of blood they take at once (at least).

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I gave blood today. I typically use that as an excuse to eat a couple of mini-Oreos because that's the only time I ever see Oreos and a couple of the little ones scratch my itch without causing too much damage. Today the donation center had only regular-sized Oreos. I had two outsides figuring (rightly or wrongly) the white part had the most sugar in it.

Does anyone else here donate blood? How do you handle the post-donation "treat"?
Where I live they don't let Type 1s give blood which is too bad as I'm O positive which is high in demand.

If I was allowed to do so I would --- that's the way it goes I guess.

So tell me - did the oreo wafers have much of an affect on your BGs?

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I used to donate blood to support our American Troops, but they said I can't donate because of my HBP and my meds.

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So tell me - did the oreo wafers have much of an affect on your BGs?
Not that I could tell. I'm still trying to figure cause and effect with my FBG depending on when I eat dinner, what I snack on at night (protein, mostly fat/no protein, etc.), when or if I eat that snack, and so on. I'll admit it has not been a rigorous experiment, but it didn't need to be. So, no, my FBG was okay the next day.

I still prefer the minis. It feels like being cheated to eat only the chocolate parts of the Oreo. At least with the minis I can eat a couple/three of them and call it good.

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I dont eat any of the snacks. I just take a bottle of water.

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I think they give people big muffins in my area. My blood is O Negative and so it's a shame I'm taking so many meds or I'd be able to donate and get a free muffin (hello blood sugar spike!).

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After I give blood, I ask for Lox, Baklava, homemade Tiramisu & Espresso.

Just kidding....I've never given blood. Just having a blood draw is major trauma for me. I can't even watch it - live or on TV without feeling faint. Same with a vaccine. I don't understand why giving myself insulin is not a problem.

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I've only given twice. In my younger years I didn't weigh enough. When I gained five pounds I gave and both times I felt like crap. Didn't get my energy back for a couple of days. But I had no problems with blood sugar then and was not eating LCHF.

I'm not on any meds but was just wondering this morning about giving blood to get rid of some iron. I need to have my iron levels checked first before I go through that ordeal. Make sure its higher than it needs to be. I'm 64 now and its common with older people

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