Thursday, August 4, 2011

August 3, 2011

I had my meeting with the dietitian. 2.5 hours my ass. Almost 4 hours! I got a pretty little hot pink monitor and a fun packet of foods that are safe to eat. I think I might have screwed up last night. I am supposed to eat 3 small meals, and 3 snacks. So breakfast, test 2 hours later, snack, lunch, test 2 hours later, snack, dinner, test 2 hours later, snack, and then bed. I was ready to crash well before I took my last blood sugar level.

At the meeting, they had us all test our blood sugar, so they knew we got it. I had eaten 3 bites of a strawberry banana yogurt before running out the door. 3 hours later, my level was 150. It's supposed to be below 120.

For my late night snack, I was supposed to eat 30 carbs. I stupidly didn't mix it with any protein, which probably lead to my high fasting level this morning (165 after 9.5 hours of no food). Won't do that again. RIP vanilla ice cream.

Here is a log of my meals yesterday. Starting with lunch, since that's the point I had to start with.

Lunch: Peanut butter sandwich on 2 slices of whole wheat bread (30g), 6 strawberries (15g), and a celery stalk with peanut butter (no counting) Blood sugar level: 179

Snack: One half whole wheat english muffin (15g) with mayo and a fried egg. One cup of 2% milk (15g)

Dinner: 3 cups of milk (45g), roast beef, and garlic mushrooms (no count)I meant to cut up some fresh carrots and forgot. Bad me. 2 hour blood sugar level was the lowest of the day. 179 (yes, they are fake plates. We had some left over from a thing the other day, I decided to use them last night)

Bedtime snack: Idiot me thought ice cream was OK. Or just hoped it would be. Less than 1 cup.


Sam (SuburbanHippie) said...

Are you on insulin or glyburide yet? With numbers that high (the 179 after lunch is a red flag), you are probably going to need something else besides diet to keep your numbers in check. I had GD with my last pregnancy and had to be on glyburide.

Peaches said...

Glyburide after a week. My numbers are still playing havock, but they haven't been as high as they were.