What’s for dinner tonight?

Madeline

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Thought it might be interesting to see what we all eat! Pics would be great. I’ll kick off with stir fry:
1 chicken breast
2 spring onions
2 radishes
1 small carrot
Broccoli
Pak choi
Mange tout
Sugar snap
Runner beans
Shiitake
Dried shrimp
Seaweed
Half an egg noodle nest
Soy sauce
Oyster sauce
5 spice
Pickled radish on the side. 21121C9E-56EB-4E71-8A90-685AC9DD2218.jpeg
7.2 before, 4 units on the side. Will add the after score in 2 hours.
 

Josh DUK

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Thought it might be interesting to see what we all eat! Pics would be great. I’ll kick off with stir fry:
1 chicken breast
2 spring onions
2 radishes
1 small carrot
Broccoli
Pak choi
Mange tout
Sugar snap
Runner beans
Shiitake
Dried shrimp
Seaweed
Half an egg noodle nest
Soy sauce
Oyster sauce
5 spice
Pickled radish on the side. View attachment 15032
7.2 before, 4 units on the side. Will add the after score in 2 hours.
i forgot to take a picture of my dinner. I grilled salmon in garlic, onion, and lemon juice.

baked couchettes and peppers with honey and cayenne pepper and some boiled cabbage.
 

Ditto

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You need to be on this thread! I find it fascinating seeing what everybody has for dinner.

 

Ditto

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Yay. :)
 

PhoebeC

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I’m going low or no carbs if I can last night was:
Pesto chicken breast
Avocado
Mixed green leaves
Feta
Cucumber
And a little bit of red onion

It was very nice and filled me up
 

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PhoebeC

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Thought it might be interesting to see what we all eat! Pics would be great. I’ll kick off with stir fry:
1 chicken breast
2 spring onions
2 radishes
1 small carrot
Broccoli
Pak choi
Mange tout
Sugar snap
Runner beans
Shiitake
Dried shrimp
Seaweed
Half an egg noodle nest
Soy sauce
Oyster sauce
5 spice
Pickled radish on the side. View attachment 15032
7.2 before, 4 units on the side. Will add the after score in 2 hours.
Looks very nice
 

freesia

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Singapore Noodles tonight. Though i will only have a small portion of noodles and more stir fry veg
 

SB2015

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We have just had a cream tea in the garden with friends, just before the very welcome downpour.
It has finally cooled down. So now we are so full and have no plans to eat more.

So our meal was.
Scones, jam and lots of clotted cream.
(Really healthy!!)
 

freesia

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My Singapore Noodles, with not many noodles and plenty of veg
 

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Kaylz

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No pics as no time to at tea from injecting to eating but tonight was a 2 egg king prawn and mozzarella omelette, steamed broccoli, boiled baby potatoes and a 25g bar of 85% chocolate xx
 

Madeline

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I forgot to take a photo. I’m officially an idiot, but I think we all knew that anyway!

Smallest Madeline is home from her jaunt abroad, so we had roast chicken to celebrate. No potatoes for me, just a small portion of stuffing (18g carbs), and lots of greenery. 5.3mmols before, today has been so much better, the heat has gone and I’ve stayed in comfortable levels all day.

No idea how to ratio carbs to insulin, but 4 units twice a day seems to allow about 15-20g carbs a meal, which doesn’t seem very much. DSN has not returned my call from Tuesday, surprise.

Those pesto chicken and noodles both look delicious!
 

Kaylz

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@Madeline that isn't too bad to be fair, a lot of us are a standard 1U:10g ratio but there are those that require a load more being 1U:3g etc xx
 

Madeline

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Thanks @Kaylz, I’ve no idea at all. I know nothing about insulin other than what I’ve gleaned from being here. No info given really, just 4 units in the morning, and now 4 in the evening - being on here has helped me to understand I need to take it a good hour plus before eating to give it time to work. Would have been helpful to have been told that!
 

Kaylz

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@Madeline I wouldn't know as I haven't used that insulin, insulin activity varies on which type it is and from person to person and even time of day and injection site, for instance for me with my novorapid and oats for breakfast I do left thigh on a 1:10 and take it 20-25 minutes before, dinner is a sandwich and a biscuit/cake bar on a 1:10 in right thigh and only 10 minutes, tea is 1:20 in the stomach and I must eat straight after injecting, however these last few days have been a mystery and my tea ratio was 1:30 last night and lunch was almost 1:13 today which may not seem like a lot of difference from 10 to 13 but given it leads to a 1 unit reduction it is pretty significant lol xx
 

Madeline

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Ok my head just fell off! So if I’m having 15g and 4 units, what ratio is that? Or would it be the whole day, so 8 units to say 50g? Or is that not how it works and I should just stab lol.
 

Robin

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Ok my head just fell off! So if I’m having 15g and 4 units, what ratio is that? Or would it be the whole day, so 8 units to say 50g? Or is that not how it works and I should just stab lol.
Is this Humulin I as per your signature? If so, basically, you can’t really work out a ratio with that type of insulin because it’s a longer acting one, and its trying to do the job of a basal as well as a bolus. So before your head explodes, I think the best you can do is work out what it allows for you personally, and stick to that.
 

Madeline

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Is this Humulin I as per your signature? If so, basically, you can’t really work out a ratio with that type of insulin because it’s a longer acting one, and its trying to do the job of a basal as well as a bolus. So before your head explodes, I think the best you can do is work out what it allows for you personally, and stick to that.
Yes it is! I will stick with my current workings then, they seem to work well provided there’s no spanner in the works like hot weather. Thank you.
 

Kaylz

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That's why I stated it varied on the type of insulin xx
 
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