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So sweet it gives me a toothache

It's only 3 pm and feels like 11 to me.

I can't get the hang of my darned blood sugar.  I didn't get to take my fasting reading until I got to work.  I had half of a Fruit 2 O before I left the house and since it's WATER I didn't think it would throw off my reading, but the reading I got this morning was 126 and that's WAY TO HIGH for a fasting reading.

So I ordered breakfast from the diner (scrambled eggs, ham and home fries) and only ate some of the home fries and one piece of toast, with jelly.  I tested my blood sugar two hours later.

SEVENTY SEVEN!!!!

What is up with that?  It should have been higher.  Much higher. 

I have another half hour before I can do my post-lunch prick.  Argghh!

 

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redqueenmeg
Jan. 10th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
SOUNDS LIKE IT'S TIME FOR A HOSTESS FRUIT PIE!
purplejuli
Jan. 10th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
I had an orange. Wish I had a hostess fruit pie. They are seriously good.
redqueenmeg
Jan. 10th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, I know, they are the bane of my existence. I attribute fully half of my 78-pound pregnancy weight gain to the fact they have Hostess apple pies and related objects in the break room here.
purplejuli
Jan. 11th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
I find the apple to be rather bland. I'm a huge fan of the lemon.
redqueenmeg
Jan. 11th, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC)
Apple's like all they usually had here. I love the blueberry, though. Sometimes they would have that. I don't think they have ever had lemon. I think we ship all our citrus out of state.
usedmonk
Jan. 10th, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
pseudo-sugar
So, do glucose meters read fake sugar as real sugar? I never really thought about it, but it is a really important point.
purplejuli
Jan. 11th, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC)
Re: pseudo-sugar
They're not supposed to. I wonder if Splenda is special since it is manufactured from sugar? I'm having such issues, it's quite annoying.
redqueenmeg
Jan. 11th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
Re: pseudo-sugar
That'd be irritating. You'd think it would know the difference between chlorine and hydrogen/oxygen.

aha, I found this:

Are Diet Sweeteners An Overload For The Diabetic?

The American Diabetes Association Joslin Diabetes Center says no. They recommend artificial sweeteners and the sweetener blends as safe for diabetics, stating:

“Artificial sweeteners make food taste sweet but they have no calories and do not raise blood glucose levels. They do not count as a carbohydrate, a fat, or any other exchange.

Artificial sweeteners can easily be added to your diet, and are very useful for people with diabetes. However, you should not depend entirely on foods made with artificial sweeteners.

The American Diabetes Association approves the use of these four artificial sweeteners in moderate amounts:

Aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal)
Acesulfame Potassium (Sweet One)
Saccharin
Sucralose (Splenda)”
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