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Old 12-07-2013, 03:15   #1
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What is the best times to test? At the moment I am testing 1 and 2 hrs after meals. Would 1 1/2 hr tests cover both? I imagine it would vary according to conditions.

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One hour is good to check your peek. 1.5-2 hours is good to see if it is declining. I usually do one hour, if its high I'll check again in 30 minutes to an hour to see if its rising or coming down.

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Thanks that makes sense.
My last 1hr reading was 8.4mmol/L 2hr 8.2
My 1hr readings seem to be in this braket so may need to test twice.
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It's also good to know where you started from before your ate. That 8.2 is above safe limits, but if you started out with elevated BG, and it was only a 15-20 pt spike, then that tells you that your meal was okay, but your pre-meal BG was high.

BUT, if your pre-meal was, say a 6.7, then the spike of 8.2 tells you that you ate too many carbs for that meal and you should lower the total carbs for the next meal.

All this data is very helpful at first to zero in on your total carb tolerance. With the three numbers (pre- 1hrpp 2hrpp you should get a good handle on what foods affect your BG, and you should start seeing your average lower if you eliminate the foods that spike your BG.

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Thanks that helps, I am starting to understand how to read my results.

Still have readings I don't fully understand but will get there.

Last nights meal gave me,
8:30pm 1hr 7.5 &
9:30pm 2hr 8.7

later that night
12:32 am I was 5.5

At this time I got quiet sick. I ended up on the floor unable to sit but this could have been something to do with my pancreatitus too.

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If you tell us what the meals were composed of, it will greatly help interpret your numbers. Something in your last night meal kept you rising instead of dropping at the 2-hour point. When that happens, it's good to keep testing for a third, fourth or fifth hour to find out how bad it was.

What and how much of it did you eat last night?




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Yes I would say you are right. we had a visitor and a drink after dinner. They had coffe, I had milo, no extra sugar, Biscuits wouldn't have helped I guess.

main meal was probably not a good idea either. chicken (a no for Pancs, probably what made me sick) Baked sweet potato and potato, carrot.

I haven't changed my diet specificaly yet as I want to understand the readings first. This is a good example of what after meal snacks can do I guess.

This mornings reading was 5.4 1hr after breakfast,
Nutrigrain, you are allowed to tell me off for this one.
(now) it is. 7.5

Interestingly my first test was 6.5 but I wasn't happy with the amount of blood on the test strip so I tested again and got 7.5

I have to go move cattle now.
I realy appreciate the help and information you are all giving me.

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Your test readings are telling you the foods you are eating are not working for you.

Milo - Malted barley is one of the key ingredients that give MILO the unique great taste and crunch you love. It is naturally rich in carbohydrates (including starches and maltose), the preferred energy source for the brain, nervous system and working muscles. 16g of carbs in one serving.

Potato and carrot - carby

Nutrigrain - not even going there Wolf! Well no, I'm going there lol. Kellogg's® Nutri-Grain® is high in carbohydrates 20g carbs per serve.

Biscuits - sugar/carbs.


That's quite an overload of carbs. I know you said you are wanting to understand your readings first before you change your diet but honestly wouldn't you want to start to feel so much better asap?

Going LCHF can seem difficult but once you start to see how much better you feel, you'll really appreciate that just a change in diet will have a huge impact in how you feel now and long term and for the rest of your life.

For breakfast:

Eggs and lots of bacon. Coffee (ditch the Milo) with a big dollop of Thickened Cream.

Lunch:

Meat or seafood and salad, above ground vegetables, soups etc

Dinner:

As above.

Snacks - nuts, plain Greek Yogurt, berries, cheese, cheese crisps, cheesecake muffins

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Ok good stuff.

yes it is time I made some changes.

I used to fight professional competition medieval, steel on steel full contact. Every bit as demanding as it sounds. Part of that was taking lots of carb gell to sustain energy levels. Guess I don't need the carbs any more now I have stoped. Health is too bad to maintain this sport now.

I will have to re-stock the pantry.

Unfortunately with Pancreatitis I have been told to steer clear of fats and even stick to more carbs. LFHC

The fats do give me a hard time. Like the chicken last night. Bacon also plays up with me. I used to home brew as well but gave that up too.

The meals you sugested sound pretty good. Time to start on the change. Thanks.

I am also keeping an eye on how my med (Creon) effects all this. I need it for digestion, especialy fats.
If I forget to take it my digestion doesn't work I get bloated and end up with pain.
No Creon, no digestion, no uptake, even after the Nutrigrain my levels were 7.5 & 6.4 I forgot to take my Creon.

What are recomended carb intakes? I don't real know what levels mean what,
other than I used to get as much as possible for fighting.
Next step in the learning process.

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Hi Wolf
Most people here recommend eating to your meter, which mean's you'll soon know when you have eaten too many carbs. The average intake of carbs on the LCHF diet is around 30-40g per day. Some can go higher than that.

I'm concerned about the effects of good fats in your diet when you say fats are not good for the pancreatitis. When you cut carbs down to 30-40g per day you must replace that source of energy with good fats otherwise you'll start drooping.

How are you with avocado, butter, olive oil, coconut oil, cream? These are the types of fats you'll need to consume every day.

I know next to nothing about pancreatitis. I have read it can diabetes because of the problems with insulin production. So you have a catch 22 situation. A LCHF diet will definitely lower your blood sugar numbers. But will you able to handle the fats?

I guess you can only try. Remember, for the first week or two on a strict LCHF diet you may feel, what is termed' Atkins Flu' which is just your body adjusting to using fats as energy rather than carbs. I had Atkins Flu for about 5 days. It passes and you should feel so much energy and clarity.

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