Before I went to sleep last night my sugar was still steady at 140. I was nervous it would go too low in the middle of the night as that tends to happen, so I poured my self a small small glass of Tropicana Cherry Limeade. I’m talking 2 small gulps. When I woke up my blood sugar was 358 and by the time I got to work it was 450. I did not fell well and the last thing I wanted to do was go to work, but Iknew that all I needed was a correction bolus and I’d feel better.
I had to be at work by 7, so I didn’t have time to make breakfast. For that reason I have a couple quick options in my fridge. The good thing about starting early is that I get to leave early too.
Morning BS reading: 358/450 (I waited a little bit to eat after giving myself a correction bolus)
Breakfast: half a grapefruit with 1 Kefir breakfast drink (the one breakfast drink that got the ok from my dietician)
-1/2 pink grapefruit: 9 carbs
-1 Lifeway Bio Kefir breakfast drink: 10 carbs
Post Meal BS reading: 321
All morning I felt nauseous, thirsty and so so sleepy. I got right to work though and kept checking my sensor to make sure my blood sugar was going down. We get a hot meal for lunch today at work so I had that to look forward to.
Mid day BS reading: 254
Lunch: chicken with grilled vegetables and one small dinner roll
-small chicken leg: 0 carbs
-half a plate of grilled vegetables: 0 carbs
-1 small dinner roll: 30 carbs
Post meal BS reading: HI…I shouldn’t have had the roll… 😦
I gave myself a correction and ate some cheese so it wouldn’t go too low, but it stayed high from 2 through the rest of the day. I also had a really stressful day at work. I have about 20 boxes of inventory to check in for my golf shop all by myself, got into an argument with a coworker about finishing their job 100% and I still had to work the shop when members came into my shop, answer phones and run sales. Needless to say, my heart was pounding in my chest by the time that I got home. My BS felt so high that I could see my stomach moving with every beat. I wanted to crawl into bed and just fall asleep. I wanted to drink a gallon of diet coke. I just wanted to feel better. So my wonderful husband Sean and I decided to eat out. I checked my blood since it was too high to see the actual number on my sensor (435), gave myself a correction and together we walked to a great Mediterranian place near our apt. I made sure to eat light. The pita bread looked amazing, but I didn’t touch it. After looking up the carb count on grape leaves, I figured that would be a safe appetizer for me. I went light with my main course as well. Usually I go for a falafel pita or the shawarma combo, but this time I ordered the mahi fish kebab with salad on the side. Sean got my rice. **Unfortunately I don’t have any recipes for this meal
Dinner BS reading: 435
Dinner: 3 grape leaves with mahi kebabs, roasted vegetables and salad
-2 grape leaves: 12 carbs each
-Mahi kebab: 0 carbs
-salad with oil and vinegar dressing: 0 carbs
-I had a teeny bite of Sean’s rice…
Post meal BS reading: 316 and trending down- this time I’m not drinking any juice!