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Old 12-21-2011, 19:22   #1
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I guess diabetes does not take a day off. I had been doing good. I was eating vegetables and baked chicken. So I thought I could have one day of relaxation with my family and enjoy what they eat again. Well I had bread sticks from a pizza joint. I was feeling sick when I got home. Glucose level was 525. I hate water but I got into my daughters bottles and drunk two full bottles of water! I was still thirsty. I just laid in bed the rest of the night trying not to move. Why cant we just have one day not to be sick when we want to eat like everyone else!

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I guess diabetes does not take a day off. I had been doing good. I was eating vegetables and baked chicken. So I thought I could have one day of relaxation with my family and enjoy what they eat again. Well I had bread sticks from a pizza joint. I was feeling sick when I got home. Glucose level was 525. I hate water but I got into my daughters bottles and drunk two full bottles of water! I was still thirsty. I just laid in bed the rest of the night trying not to move. Why cant we just have one day not to be sick when we want to eat like everyone else!
Ditto on the feeling.

But maybe you could have just one bread stick. How many did you ??

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Some people can cheat once in a while and get by with it, but I tried it once and it took a week and a half to get my bg back where I want it. To me it isn't worth it, but I have found that I can occasionally take 1 or 2 bites of something that is forbidden and not shoot up my bg. Since that is all I can get, I'll take it.

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Some people can cheat once in a while and get by with it, but I tried it once and it took a week and a half to get my bg back where I want it. To me it isn't worth it, but I have found that I can occasionally take 1 or 2 bites of something that is forbidden and not shoot up my bg. Since that is all I can get, I'll take it.
Yep that's the best approach !

I think when you eat loads of carb what happens is that part of the carbs become glucose and enters into the blood stream and shows on our meters. The body uses/discards this as per various processes

A part of the carbs get stored in the liver and glycogen and contributes as liver dumps over the next few days.

This is my opinion. I am not a doctor/scientist

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Wife who is a D as well went to pick up the Grandkids. She stopped at a quick shop and bought them some Reese cups. The bad part was she had no lunch and ate 7-8 of those small reese cups. We were to go out for dinner that night but she was so sick she couldn't get off the couch. I checked her BG, this was some 3-4 hours after she fessed up to eating them 185. The trip up and down was bad for her. I tell her, if you have such a strong desire to do this, let me get you some fast acting insulin. Problem with that is I would be the one doing the carb counting for her.





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I guess diabetes does not take a day off. I had been doing good. I was eating vegetables and baked chicken. So I thought I could have one day of relaxation with my family and enjoy what they eat again. Well I had bread sticks from a pizza joint. I was feeling sick when I got home. Glucose level was 525. I hate water but I got into my daughters bottles and drunk two full bottles of water! I was still thirsty. I just laid in bed the rest of the night trying not to move. Why cant we just have one day not to be sick when we want to eat like everyone else!

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This is why I like to use moderation. You could have had one pizza stick and some other lower carb foods, and you could have that kind of meal more often (keeping an eye on your total carb count). If you're restricting yourself too much by denying yourself ANY carbs, then you will probably have more occurrences like this. That's my two cents.

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I had three breadsticks but I did say no to the cinnamon sticks.

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I know its a downer. I don't put myself in those places. I don't go to pizza joints or taco bells or any fast food.

My friends & famliy don't ask me to eat or cook foods I can't/won't have.

I have learned to say NO.. No Thanks..

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Some people can cheat once in a while and get by with it, but I tried it once and it took a week and a half to get my bg back where I want it. To me it isn't worth it, but I have found that I can occasionally take 1 or 2 bites of something that is forbidden and not shoot up my bg. Since that is all I can get, I'll take it.
I also do that, or chew it for a little then spit it out. I mean, what I really want is the taste, food doesn't have to hit my stomach for me to enjoy it. I did that with one of those candy cane Kisses. My hair dresser gave me a bunch when I went in to get my hair done, and I've been eyeballing them all season. Well, I chewed that Kiss for all it was worth then spit it out in the sink. It was delicious!!

And my students were killing me on Wednesday with all their gifts: carmel corn (my favorite), hot chocolate mix, chocolate chip covered candy apple, and the twins made me four cupcakes: strawberry, lemon, gingerbread, and chocolate. The chocolate I didn't care about, but I couldn't resist a single bite of each of the other cupcakes. Heaven!!

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What was your level before that spike ? 525 is a very very big jump. Did you recheck ? If my numbers are not in line with my expectations, I always wash my hands well, and retest.

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