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One Trick Pony
flutetooter posted:
Everybody probably has their own "best" method of dealing with diabetes. The one best trick for this pony (me) is to constantly cut back on total carbs for the day and for each meal whenever my fasting sugar seems to rise. Whether it is caused by eating the wrong things (for me), or because of illness or inactivity, or other meds, or injuries involving prednisone shots, I immediately cut my carbs to only the healthiest and only the amount that my remaining beta cells in the pancreas can still produce enought insulin to handle.

I noticed that I was eating a "too big" snack when returning from swimming class at 7 P.M., so I cut back to only a snack of protein and a low carb and a little peanut butter. Then my fasting sugar the next morning was 85, and half an hour after a light dinner tonight (when for me it would be highest) it was only 104 and I felt full of energy and not hungry. My body seems to thrive on regular activity and only enough food to cover energy needs and repair. It also helps to keep stress lower. HA! Not usually possible!
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Debsbears responded:
Hi Flute I do the same here.

Because I do have the "Dawn Phenomenon" I have to eat at 9pm. I found a different snack that works for "me" Nature Valley 100% Natural Crunchy granola bars and I dab on a little peanut butter on it, my sugars in the AM have been 78-84 verses without this snack it was running at the 100 mark. We have to do what works for us.

I do know many do not eat at night but if they have "Dawn Phenomenon" they should eat little carbs with equal or more protein before going to bed. Recommended to me by my dietitian and Dr. it works for me.

I am so thankful I out grew my allergy to peanut butter it is a great source of protein for me. I still can not do tree nuts but that is okay for me.

Keep up the good work you are doing. Your doing great.
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