Thursday, January 14, 2010

One day to the next.

My glucose is all over the place. It's like nailing Jello to a wall - I can't get a handle on it. I have the same breakfast almost every day. Whole wheat bagel with Amercan cheese. I usually have some cucumbers in vinegar sweet and sour dressing mid morning. Don't judge. Lunch might be a salad or a small salad and something else, a sandwich on whole grain bread, whatever. Dinner, eh! Rarely the same, some days big - some days not. On days I think I've eaten very badly or been a total couch potato (okay, MORE of a couch potato) - frequently my glucose is better than I would expect. On my son's birthday when he wanted pizza and I gladly ate it, followed by cannoli (oh yes I did), my glucose wasn't that bad the next morning.

I can't think of a thing I did differently today from any other day except having a handful of peanuts (if I have nuts, it's usually almonds). Yet today I had the best reading I've had since I started bleeding myself on a daily basis. What gives?

Obviously I just don't get it.



Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Its not easy I know its not... you need to see a nutritionist pronto,and you may need something to bring down the sugar like glyberide go see your doctor, dont fool around too long diabetes is really hard on your body, lots and I mean lots of nasty side effects.
Look after yourself.

BetteJo said...

I already have the meds. It's just the foods that confuse me. I've even been exercising. Um .. a bit. I agree, I should go to someone who can slap me upside the head and say "Hey Dummy! This is what you have to do!" :)

Anonymous said...

I agree that a nutritionist is a good idea. It is hard to know what helps and what doesn't.

Anonymous said...

I know you said you eat mostly the same things every day but do you keep a food journal? Something small and pocket sized so you won't leave out those sneaky things- Like the handful of M&M's you got when you went to visit a friends cubical. Little things can add up quickly.

And if you are going to go to the nutritionist? She's going to make you do this anyway. You might as well get started. If you keep one long enough, you will probably see patterns start to emerge. Good Luck!

JenK said...

Ummm... That's me. I just haven't had my coffee yet. So clearly- cant type in my info correctly. Blah.

Teena in Toronto said...

Bleeding yourself?

Lady Banana said...

The mysteries of the human body.. Annoying though when you try so hard!

Lavender said...

Yes, do see a nutirionist
Dont beat yourself up! This is hard to get used to and no fun at all either! But it will get better with time, and you will see what foods set you off and a pattern will emerge that will tell you what your body can take and what it cant (For example: I cant have any amount of banana without a huge glucose spike)
Be gentle with yourself while you get your head around this, you will get it, I promise!!!