Diet and diabetes
Friday, March 02, 2012
I'm trying to see how my food intake impacts my BG number. I started tracking my BG yesterday. Tracking it like I want to do will become expensive, I can see. Those supplies are mighty expensive.
Anyway, yesterday I tracked twice: a pre-meal/post prandial (breakfast). Breakfast was cereal (PB Cheerios), tea with milk and a mandarin orange ( a Cutie, which is a small piece of fruit, prolly about 1/2 a fruit serving). The 2 hour reading was 88.
Lunch was homemade mac and cheese with 5 pepperoni slices, about 1/2 cup of tomato, cucumber and onion salad dressed with EVOO, rice vinegar and dill weed; and a cup of hibiscus tea.
My post-prandial reading for that one was 140.
This morning, my fasting BG was 136. Breakfast was a 2-egg omelet with about 1 oz of pepper jack cheese ( like 4 thin slices from the brick), with the marinated veggies left over from yesterday's banh mi plus 2 slices of jalapeno pepper, a cup of tea and did I have a cup of chai this AM, too? Finished it all with an apple.
I haven't been taking any Metformin lately. I had my GB removed at the start of the year, and was taking Metformin. It didn't metabolize properly so I visited my OB who gave me a new med to try. She said it lowers my BP, though, so I need to get a cuff to monitor. I have to look for the cuff or buy a new one toute suite.
With the new med having the side effect of lowering the BP, I would like to see if something
natural can help lower the BG reading, like cinnamon or chromium picolinate.
Oh, yeah, and I found my pedomommymometer! I've logged over 400 steps already, and that's just what I logged since I put it on me. From retracing most but not all my steps this AM I logged a minimum of 200 before donning the pedimomommymometer, which also added as many steps to my present count as I retraced!!!