Group 7-day waking average?

SueEK

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No @SueEK sadly not, East Grinstead actually but somehow come under Brighton NHS for eye check!?
:cool:
Ah ok but not too far away, I’m in Portslade just outside Brighton xx
 

mikeyB

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Good morning all:)

I woke up on 4.8, which is fine by me. Slice of toast and lots of caffeine (coffee flavour) and that's me set up for the day.:cool:

I did something last evening which I haven't done for years. (No, not that. ) I made a cheese souffle, which is the ultimate low carb food - and it rose magnificently. Extra strong cheddar, and just the right amount of mustard powder. The trick for that rise is in the whipping of the egg whites; souffles don't rise usually because of over-whipping. Just do it till soft peaks start to develop. Any more, and you have stiff peaks, it won't rise. Anyway, it was delicious, all part of my vague effort to lose a bit of weight. Wasn't just me who made it, Mr Kenwood helped with the egg whipping. Life's too short to whip eggs yourself..:rolleyes:

Had a treat yesterday - the new Cormoran Strike book arrived on my Kindle with a thump. 800 pages (that's kindle pages; it's probably only 450 in the analogue world.) A new Kindle should arrive tomorrow. My current one has been hammered in lockdown, and its battery is beginning to run out of juice much sooner than expected. That''s planned obsolescence, You can't change the battery, so you can only expect 3 years or so of life. The new one should do me till I leave the planet.:D

Have a good day, gang. Get out in the sunshine and don't watch the news, you'll only make yourself miserable if you do. Or angry. If you aren't angry, you're not paying attention.
 

Kaylz

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Lanny

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The trick for that rise is in the whipping of the egg whites; souffles don't rise usually because of over-whipping. Just do it till soft peaks start to develop. Any more, and you have stiff peaks, it won't rise.
That’s very interesting as I’d have thought the more you whip it; the better! :rolleyes: I use the soufflé effect of beating eggs a lot for thickening Chinese style soups without needing to add cornflour as it’s much more stable in the semi-gel texture that stays due to all the air whipped into it but, can’t overcook the eggs or that effect is lost: switch off the heat before adding in the whipped eggs; cornflour thickened soups eventually go thin again & is hastened by how much you stir it! :rolleyes:
 

rebrascora

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Going to start posting here more regularly again but only because I got a reasonably good reading this morning of 4.9!
I am trying to do more regular exercise and that is really reducing my insulin needs but taking a bit of guesswork how much (or little should I say) evening Levemir I need which is why my morning readings have been a bit erratic recently and I haven't wanted to own them..... I know the idea of this thread is partly to show others that BG readings can be very variable but I just don't like to admit when I am failing regularly.... will try to be more open.
Also there is a temptation now that I have the Libre to scan several times and get up when I get a better reading.... My BG almost always descends towards getting up time so if it's 7.9 and coming down I will drop back off to sleep in the hope that it will be in the 6s when I next wake up.... which is a total cheat and if I woke up at 5.30am with a 5.2 I can tell you I would be out of bed like a shot and posting it here, which is really not in the spirit of things. Funny how having the Libre can change your mentality!
Anyway, my alarm on the Libre is set for 7.30am so I am going to post my 7.30 reading and then there is no opportunity of cheating!

Was supposed to be meeting my best friend for lunch and a walk tomorrow.... out first meeting since lockdown. It was her birthday yesterday and so it was to be a celebration of that. Booked an outside table at a local pub and then they announced new restrictions for us in the North East starting midnight tonight! Can't believe the first day in 6 months that we arrange a get together and they move the goal posts at the last minute. Arrgh!

Good news is that I got a phone call from my DSN and the consultant has agreed for me to get the Libre on prescription without doing the course, so hopefully these 2 sensors that I have just bought will be the last I self finance. That said, I now have to splash the cash on a new computer because neither phone nor PC is LibreLink compatible.
 

HenryBennett

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I made a cheese souffle, which is the ultimate low carb food - and it rose magnificently.
I love a cheese soufflé and despite cooking every day it’s something I’ve never even tried to make. Low in carbs, what’s it like re calories?
 

Bexlee

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@Kaylz and @SueEK , thanks both. Been a bit of a day today x
Hope you’re feeling better now @freesia Thankfully it’s Friday again tomorrow. It seems tough all round dealing with educational madness which won’t help with levels. I keep think it’s just my place but talking to friends in other schools it’s everywhere. I’ve had my moments this week starting with me libre sensor reader been “borrowed” from my desk. It mysteriously reappeared today .... little monkeys although that’s not what I was calling them.
 

mikeyB

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And your recipe is? As this sounds delicious and I'm a bit of a cheese fan lol xx
These are the ingredients:

50g butter plus butter for the dish
50g plain flour
300ml whole milk (the flour and the milk are the carbs)
100g grated strong cheddar (I like Isle of Mull cheddar cos it’s tangy and uses unpasteurised milk) but use any cheese you like.
4 large free range eggs
1 tsp mustard powder

Preheat the oven to 200C (fan 180)

it’s all pretty simple really. Melt the 50g butter in a saucepan, then add the flour and hand whisk till the butter is absorbed. Slowly add the milk while still whisking until all the milk is used. Add in the cheese, and stir till the cheese has melted, then toss in the mustard powder.

Put that aside to cool
until it is lukewarm.

While that is cooling, carefully separate the yolks from the whites of the eggs. Don’t get any yolk in the whites. Stir the yolks into the cheese mix. In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until you get soft peaks.

Butter the inside of a 15cm diameter 8cm high soufflé dish. If you like, you could line the bottom and sides of the dish with non stick baking paper.

Last bit... fold about a quarter of the whisked eggs into the cheese mix. Don’t mix furiously, you’ll lose all the air. That makes the cheese mix easier to work. Now add the rest of the whisked eggs and gently fold this into the mix, and pour this into the soufflé dish.

Put on a baking tray in the middle of the oven and cook for around 30 minutes. Do NOT open the oven to see how it is doing, that will collapse the soufflé.

Serve immediately and enjoy. We just had it with a simple salad. There’s enough for 3-4, but I could eat the whole thing. Better minds than mine can add up the total calories, I can’t be bothered. When all is said and done, it’s mostly air.;)
 

Lanny

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03:19 BS 6.7 :) Very happy with that & it only took a little effort!:rolleyes::D;)

I didn’t bung in any Levemir yesterday until 14:17 of 56 units, did plan on 60 & instinct told me to go down a bit, after I’d already eaten another early lunch of omelette & my meds. Only needed to firefight once with extra NR after breakfast when BS started to rise due to no LR last night 07:15 BS 12.5 & had 14 units, at that time so soon after waking it takes 2 units/mmol I want to go down, & got it down to BS 8.5 at 09:39. Then, I had another early lunch of omelette again with no bolus at all: the results of which rather surprised me & posted on my other thread about omelettes; went down steadily over 4 hours despite no more NR or LR! I waited until the last omelette experiment, this week, had ended before I bunged in the 56 units of Levemir & went to bed for a long sleep!o_O:p & a sigh of relief to get some rest too!:rolleyes:

Was a wee bit sluggish getting Midnight LR in 00:33 BS 11.9! Ok then, not enough LR earlier & instinct to go down a bit more was wrong: instincts aren’t always right; should have stuck with the 60 instead!:rolleyes: Bunged in the planned 40 LR & a correction of 14 NR, again from previous experience at that time I need 2 units/mmol I want to go down & both times I followed my instinct to add another 2 onto that, & went back to sleep a bit more: mostly my instincts are right; they’re a result of my own experience, after all!:)

So, I had 28 units of Novorapid for breakfast already, eaten before posting, & see what my after reading is later? Plan is to go stay on pre increase NR doses of 28, already had, 24 & 20 & pre increase LR doses of 60 & 40 midday/midnight. I’ll see how that goes?:rolleyes:

A very early Very Good Morning to you all & have a Wonderful Day!;)

PS:- I may have to add a little bit of bolus to the omelette experiment next week as I realise yesterday’s results might have been a bit influenced by the tail end of the firefighting correction dose of NR earlier?:rolleyes: & Thinking emoji!
 

Northerner

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Interesting visit to Aldi today, they have Diabetes friendly socks just in...
:) who knew!
A poem I wrote (coincidentally almost exactly 10 years ago!) :D



Feet are important to everyone, and for people with diabetes extra care needs to be taken to ensure that there is no risk of damage or infection as this can be much more difficult to treat and heal than in a non-diabetic person. Personally, I was advised to wear socks without seams in order to reduce the possibility of them rubbing and causing blisters. On the forum, however, I read that a person had been advised to wear their socks inside out – presumably for the same reason!

I spoke to my doctor, he’s a wily old fox,
And he gave me advice about how to wear socks.
Now, perhaps you’d expect that there’s only one way,
But apparently not, as he went on to say:
Since you’re diabetic (there’s a tick in the box)
Then you have to beware of all life’s little knocks,
So look after your feet, for they’re what help you stand,
And roam far and wide through this wonderful land!
It’s true that there’s nothing that’s so far from your mind,
For they’re much lower down than your chest or behind,
But follow my guidance and you’ll need both your boots
For perambulation and leisure pursuits!
Keep your feet warm, well-protected and clean,
And come in to see me if they swell or turn green!
Most important of all - and of this there’s no doubt –
Always remember, wear your socks inside out! :D
 
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