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Thanks possum, I did get my new meter. I had eggs and a very small piece of bagel, coffee for breakfast. It's lunch time and I am having high blood sugar. I think its coffee and stress. My A1C was 6.9 last check, but I spike high every morning. I don't want to cut out my coffee, but I think a splash of cream instead of milk would be better. A recipe thread sounds ok. My diet is basic. I like oatmeal with strawberries for breakfast, and I eat simple foods most of the time. hugs all.
I spike high in the morning too. I found the remedy for it. Eat a pure protein breakfast and your sugar should come down. It gets your body to release what insulin it has stored. It really does work.
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I tried just protein, but I got so hungry I overate carbs. I find I have to have even just a half piece of toast in the morning, or I'm craving something sugary. I once did just basically live off of protein, some nuts, barely any dairy and almost no carbs, my sugars dropped so low overnight I woke up in sweats. Balance is so necessary but so hard to stick to. Right now I'm craving a cookie. Bought some for my sons, but if its here, I'll likely get into it. I have no idea how my a1c's are fairly normal, because I'm not strict with myself and give in to temptations.
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I was in a depressive state after leaving an alcoholic boyfriend 2 1/2 years ago. I lived on organic Smucker's peanut butter and coffee with whole cream. I couldn't bother with cooking and would only go out shopping every two weeks. I was like this for 3 months. Lost 35 pounds and had great numbers. Then I got happy again and began eating other foods. I haven't regained the weight though.
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i've been wondering what times of day do people test ?? i almost always test first thing in the morning, before coffee even. i have no way of knowing if there is a 'morning spike' in my bls, but if there is, i'm getting away with some VERY low readings in the night. i typically have a nite-time snack, esp. if i had a small dinner. i have woken up in the night with bsl's in the 40's 48 , 54, like that, and the shakes,,, i always know what's wrong, and keep a can of juice in the fridge just for that.

again with this doc,, he told me that GlipiZIDE will kill me in the night. O.O
what kind of idiot does he think i am ? it's the LOW bls that are dangerous, and i've proven that my body wakes me in time, ALWAYS. it was worth the look on his face when i replied:"is there a better way to die (than in one's sleep)???
he apparently believes that any amount of suffering is better than dying. and i don't even talk about my spiritual beliefs with my PDoc, or he would toss me in the cannery quick as you please.

aaaw, some days it all seems like a big joke,, struggling to stay as well as i am, not get any worse, getting worse in spite of that, knowing i'm going to be lucky if i don't die a blind amputee.... it's a wonder i don't eat toast and jam for breakfast (breaky). as for the high protein breakfast, even i can't bring myself to cook in the mornings,,,, but a couple of times i have scrambled a dozen eggs and put 3/4's of that in the fridge for an egg sammy in the morning. (do NOT freeze cooked eggs, they go all watery and yuk.) another thing i have found is 'Artisan Bread'. it's pricey, but it's nutritious. 100 cals per slice, i have to cut them in half and have small sammy's. still, one can not actually afford to cut out all the vitamins and minerals found in carbs~!
another thing i have found, is that my system digests different carbs differently. it likes corn bread, and smashed taters, almost no spike at all, but give it bacon fat, and Watch Out ~!

i think it's important to remember that every body is unique (mine is peculiar), and to try to get the docs to remember to prescribe for the person in front of them, and not the red dot in the middle of a Bell Curve (average person).

i have been needing a place to post about my struggles with the diabetes. thanks all, for sharing.
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Glipizide? have you tried Galvumet? A mix of Vildagliptin; Metformin hydrochloride? It keeps my bsls level which is a miracle given what I eat some days.

The idea of a protein breakfast sounds good but i find myself sticking to toast and jam. Lately I have changed the bread that I eat to chia bread it too is exy but it is lovely.

Today has not been a good day and my food choices have been bad. I don't dare have any kind of reading.

And you are right Gus we are all individuals and do not come from the same cookie cutter.


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I snacked like a maniac last night woke up with BSL of 261
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Glipzide, must be like my glyburide I'm thinking. It's supposed to take the sugar out of the blood or something. Big hugs to you Gus, I kind of feel like I've had similar struggles with my doctor. He doesn't really care. It sure seems so. I was so depressed I asked him once, what happens if I just stop taking the medicine. He basically, not even looking at me, said "you'll get dehydrated and die", as he continued walking out the door. I wasn't being stupid, but maybe looking for a doctor that actually cared, as I was explaining my high sugar readings and my shakes and sweating at night. Some days I think of my doc as an idiot. Venting can help. Today I only ate some soup and half sandwich, I don't know why, anxiety is making me lose my appetite I'm guessing, but I have to force myself to eat something soon.
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I used to take glyburide an and then metformin. I voluntarily switched over to insulin injections.
I wanted ice cream today (I don't keep it in the house) and texted my daughter to bring some home from work (she is a pharmacy tech at Walmart). Then I texted her to forget about it. I ate some cream cheese instead. I would be fighting highs for hours with the ice cream.
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lucky me, i don't really like ice cream. but i do use Cool Whip in my coffee, it's so cheap and low-cal. some evenings i just have a few tablespoons and pretend it's ice cream....
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I love icecream. Yet I have reached an age where my body no longer thanks me for it so I suppose my body is doing me a favour.
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