Averages and Diabetes Update

Monday, August 07, 2017

These are my averages for the past 20 days, 7/18/17 - 8/6/17:

Calories: 1170 - Range 1250 - 1700
Carbs: 100 - Range 0 - 150
Fat: 49 - Range 42 - 57
Protein: 84 - Range 63 -85
Fiber: 33 - Range 25 - 35
Sodium: 1188 - Range 0 - 2300

I'm happy with this round of averages. I've finally figured out what to do to increase my fiber intake and to help my GI health. I mix 1 rounded teaspoon of Metamucil sugarfree and 1 serving of MiraLax with 4 ounces hot water and 4 ounces of Crystal Light and drink it down. The hot water and cold Crystal Light make a warm mixture that is easier to drink than something ice cold out of the refrigerator. Also, I don't have to worry about juice spiking my blood sugar. My gut says thank you!!

I try very hard to eat as low carb as possible, but I also try to maintain a balanced diet. I aim for a 1/3 fat, 1/3 protein, 1/3 carb ratio at the end of the day. Most days I get that.

I saw my primary physician today, and she was impressed with how I turned everything around since the last time I saw her on April 25th. When I last saw her, my fasting blood sugar was 403 and my a1c was 11.9. I had bloodwork done on 8/1 and my fasting blood sugar was 100 and my a1c was 5.9. Woo Hoo!! She has approved me/cleared me for surgery. I meet with the surgeon tomorrow, and I've already been making a list of questions and concerns to discuss with him.

SO happy!!

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