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Old 08-15-2018, 16:08   #1
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The path to gaining full control of diabetes isn't always straight. In fact, it is usually filled with bumps, curves, and even complete detours. Every now and then, fate puts a dang mountain right in front of you. The minute you think you have it all figured out, is when you REALLY need to pay attention to that path to avoid getting off course.

It turns out that, with the exception of the occasional spammer, we are all human. We will make mistakes and sometimes royally screw up. What happens during those times is up to you. You get to decide how you handle it when you make a mistake. Do you give up and say to heck with it? Or, do you decide to go back to the methods that you KNOW work?

Even with a current A1c of 5.2, I am not immune to losing focus. Sometimes I seem to need to relearn the same dang things over and over again.

Yesterday morning I woke up with a much higher than normal blood glucose reading. There was no apparent reason for it.

I was still 100% living a strict KETO lifestyle. The only thing out of the norm, is I have had trouble eating for a few weeks.

Literally, nothing sounded or tasted good. Why? Because for some reason, out of the blue, I have been obsessed with the thought of Louisiana Fried Catfish. You know, the kind with like a gazillion carbs for every bite? So for some reason, my brain decided to play with me. "What's the point of trying so hard if you are gonna wake up with some random high number anyway?" My daughter warned me repeatedly, that I would hate myself in the morning. She was right, but it didn't take until morning. It started within an hour of making the DECISION that I was gonna have that dang catfish, come heck or high water.

Why oh why, do I have to learn the same dang lessons over and over again?

It turns out that I am human too.

Within an hour of eating the meal (I only ate half of the plate, shrimp and catfish, and a few french fries) my blood sugar went from 82 to over 160. I didn't want to look after that. This morning my fasting glucose was 165. Am I angry with myself? Of course, but I am also proud that my decision didn't lead to a full-fledged binge of every food I have missed.

I am back on the path and cursing myself for wandering off of it, to begin with.

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Don't be too hard on yourself, Cricket (take it from someone who often is). As you wrote, you're human. Sometimes we have to have the lesson a few times before it really sticks. And I'm not entirely sure that diabetes is that consistent a teacher. We don't always know why it does what it does.

I'm going to guess the next time you think about Louisiana Fried Catfish, though, your brain immediately will flash back to the number on your glucose meter this morning. You may still go get some, but you may just get one piece of fish, to go. Or you might find the willpower to avoid it altogether. Yesterday's experience will be of value to you. (And you did get to scratch an itch.) Give yourself a break.

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Usually, once I get sick from a food, I never crave it again.

I was REALLY sick last night. Apparently, my body had no clue what the heck to do with all those carbs. I was seriously miserable. Today, I feel like I have a hangover.

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For a while I had that Ron White feeling when he was sitting on a bean bag eating Cheatto's, watching a TV preacher. Whew, I thought you were talking to me....but I am hearing ya.

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I like that -- CHEAT - O's. That's what they are for us...

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Ya, I didn't have a bag to see how to spell it right but my spelling does seem to fit. Probably won't ever have anything like that in the house unless Nana is putting on a burger and dogs day for the grandkids. Only if I could be so firm on the portion size of nuts.

I eat fried catfish every couple of months on average. I do stay away from the fries, coleslaw, pinto beans. I may have a hush puppy on occasion and usually only a bite or two of the pickled tomato relish. I hope it doesn't make me feel sick. I have always thought that if carbs kill me, it will be from fried catfish.

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Imagine if your blood sugar doubles from 100 to 200 and you can not attribute the climb to a cause. You have checked all the boxes below and are unable to find who the instigator is. For example, was it...........

carbs - nope i have not eaten any in 2 hours incl no protein
stress - nope i have been listening to music
Infection - no feel fine
Meds - no nothing has changed
Acute inflammation - no

I NEED TO Know. I cant sleep.
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I find that diabetes path is more like a winding road that goes around a mountain with deep cliffs etc - kind of like the roads on the Bugs Bunny Road Runner Hour LOL ...

That path further gets pot holes and sometimes partly falls away because of conventional wisdom.

My experience with diabetes over the years - often what is Conventional Wisdom yesterday is today's Tom Foolery! You can probably say that about the whole Health Industry.

So - not sure what that path will be like for the rest of today and tomorrow - you never know what is going to happen - road kill, animals running across the road, a stalled car.

All sorts of obstacles.

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As I have mentioned in my previous posts...I cheat, but I choose to do so. I make the decision to eat that slice of cake without regret. But I also make the decision not to go hog wild when I eat that slice of cake

Wanted to add that you are a very good writer Cricket.

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Imagine if your blood sugar doubles from 100 to 200 and you can not attribute the climb to a cause. You have checked all the boxes below and are unable to find who the instigator is. For example, was it...........

carbs - nope i have not eaten any in 2 hours incl no protein
stress - nope i have been listening to music
Infection - no feel fine
Meds - no nothing has changed
Acute inflammation - no

I NEED TO Know. I cant sleep.
Things just dont happen grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Ever feel like Yosemite Sam
OMG, your post made me sit down and think because I am still seeing those higher fasting numbers even though the rest of the day is perfect. Then it dawned on me. I did change something after my last doctor's appointment. He asked me to stop taking all my Metformin at night and split it between breakfast and dinner. Since Metformin takes a while to change in your body, now I am wondering...

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