Managing your own diabetes without medication

Most unusual day

I hope everyone had a nice day.  My day started off very unusual, but ended up with my wonderful husband giving me an iPad2 for Valentine’s Day!  He gave it to me early so I could start using it.  I love it.  I haven’t had something this nice in a long long time.  

Here is what I ate yesterday:

Breakfast:  Quaker Caramel Corn Rice Cake with 2 tbsp of Peter Pan Whipped Peanut Butter

Lunch:  A cup of Campbell’s Old Fashioned Vegetable Soup with 6 saltine crackers

Dinner:  Red Lobster – Broiled flounder with Broiled Asparagus, small salad with ranch dressing, water to drink (it was grocery store night for us, so we got out to eat on that night)

Snacks (not all at once):  2 Dove dark chocolate Promises, Golden Delicious Apple, 1 oz (about 30 pieces) of mixed nuts, two cups of green tea unsweetened, Stonyfield 0% fat organic strawberry yogurt 4 oz, veggies and dip

When I took my blood sugar this morning, it was 90.  My blood sugar is higher if I don’t get enough sleep, if I’m stressed, or if I don’t exercise.  I exercised with my Wii Fit Plus last night for 45 minutes.  It makes all the difference in the world for me.  I don’t do a lot but I do a few of the balance games, a lot of the yoga poses, some aerobics (step and light jogging) and the cool down.

I usually don’t take my sugar but once a day and that’s in the morning.  I’m very lucky, but I think it’s because I am on a low carb, low sugar diet and I exercise.  Before I started this, I had to test my levels a few times a day.  If I am feeling really bad, I’ll take it 2 hours after I eat dinner.  But my doctor only gives me enough strips to test it twice a day.  I’ve had a few lows, but by eating every 2 to 3 hours, I try to keep it at an even level so I won’t have those dips or highs.

I hope some of this helps.  It has helped me tremendously.  I try to buy organic when I can, but most of this food you can buy in the supermarket.  I just have to watch what I eat.  If I do have some sweets, I try to eat nothing but veggies or low carb foods the rest of the day.  Let me know how you keep your blood levels on track!

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