Thanks so much HB! I'm trying.I’ve been to that place and it is exhausting. Moving on is the solution but very much easier said than done.
Those BG readings are great and can’t you just see the benefit of regular testing? You’ll build up a bank of foods and ingredients (and quantities) that you can safely consume and then it all becomes easier.
I loved your update for us. As the old saying goes: keep b*ggering on
Yes definitely exciting to start putting it all together, seeing what works for me, what doesn't, with the help of regular before and after meal testing and of course exercise. It's almost as if a fog is lifting as it becomes clearer which foods to avoid, which make me feel ill/sleepy. For example, without divulging my medical concerns, I mentioned to someone a few weeks ago that I can't eat porridge for breakfast as it sends me to sleep. They said that's normal as it boosts serotonin a mood enhancing chemical. They suggested I eat it at night, two tablespoons, to help me go to sleep. I didn't think that would work for me either eating porridge just before bedtime so I haven't tried it. I always feel unwell in the morning if I eat something stodgy late at night or just before bedtime. It seems to just sit in my tummy all night going nowhere.
Besides I feel much safer here with the knowledge and advice given, as this community lives and experiences this condition everyday.
Good to know I'm not alone with the work/sleep problem. So thank you for virtually "holding my hand" and walking me through this maze. I'll get on top of this sooner or later!