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BG is 9.8 but not taken meds today?

Purple_Panda

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So I have been on a bit of a binge of sorts: had two cartons of mushroom soup (not high calories), a few tofu frankfurters, some frozen blueberries and some of those sugar free biscuits. I measure my BG just now it's 9.8. Admittedly it has been less than 90 minutes or so since I last ate some biscuits but seem to be feeling a bit of a headache. I'll take my medication right away.

Really disappointed as for ages now everything has been staying in normal ranges I've lost lots of weight (admittedly not active enough though). Really want to reverse and remiss the diabetes. Really sad about this.

Should I chuck away those "sugar free biscuits"?
 

Drummer

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Type 2
I have to ask
Were the cartons of soup high in carbohydrate?
What is the carbohydrate content of the biscuit - sugar is not the only carbohydrate.
Did you not have anything other than blueberries to chose from? They are the highest carb content of the fruits called berries. I only eat them in a mixture such as when added to a sugar free jelly or included with other berries.
Reversing diabetes is about lowering blood glucose. There could easily be weightloss - but that is as a result of getting things on the right track, not a reason for it.
If you wish to have sugar free biscuits, do consider how to fit them into a menu which is going to be helpful in taking control, and perhaps just one would be helpful.
 

rebrascora

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What is the carb content of the biscuits? If they are made with wheat flour they will still contain quite a lot of carbs. Diabetes is not just about sugar but total carbohydrates, which the body breaks down into glucose.
 

Purple_Panda

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The carb content of the soup isn't overly high and hasn't been an issue in spiking the BG and neither have the blueberries too much. These biscuits though maybe and as I said I've still yet to take my meds today. Is 9.8 still too high even close to eating a meal?
 

rebrascora

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The tofu frankfurters will also contain carbs and as @Drummer says, the blueberries are at the higher end of the berries carbs wise, so best mixed with other lower carb berries like rasps and blackberries and black and red currants rather than eaten on their own. I find with defrosted frozen berries it is rather too easy to eat more of them as they collapse into a more compact mush that doesn't look like much but might be as many as 30 berries, whereas for me a serving of fresh
raspberries is 6 or 7, so portion control can becomes more important with frozen berries as it is easy to lose track of how many you are eating.
 

Drummer

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Type 2
I suspect that each individual food might have been OK , but in combination the total was too high.
When I was sorting out meals, I looked for under 8mmol/l at 2 hours for it to qualify as a regular on the menu, and when I stuck to that I then saw the number go down to under 7 - even so I have been stuck at Hba1c of 42 for years, even after reducing my daily intake to under 40gm in the hope of seeing numbers in the normal range. I have had to accept 'close enough' for now.
 

Purple_Panda

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Type 2
So since I posted this I took my metformin, linogliptin and empagliflozin and just tested my BG and it's 7.2 so it's back down into normal range but clearly eating all those things too much is spiking my sugars.

But I didn't think 9.8 less than an hour after a meal was particularly cause for major concern?
 

Drummer

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Personally I'd just take it as an indication of how to proceed in future - the first creak of the ice.
 

Ditto

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Never mind, just keep calm and carry on, learn by your mistakes. I pigged out too, I ate a whole cauliflower! Good grief, who does that? At least biscuits are normal. :oops:
 
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