I was planning to make the fish tonight, but forgot to go buy red peppers, and we spent so much time talking about Bratwurst and Brötchen and the pommes frites and mayo at the rad shack (translation- rad is what we called locals behind their backs, short for Comrade, and the rad shack was the German diner-like place on post), that I grilled up a few brats and some kraut, soaked some mixed beans that had more dietary fiber than carbs overnight, and then cooked them into a sort of baked bean like dish with a slice of country bacon and some spices and no salt (and they were pretty fucking good- salt is awesome but cutting it down seems to be a big deal for diabetics), and we both agreed that we liked the spinach last night, so we made that again.
There were other carefully controlled meals during the day and I keep making him drink a lot of water to help his kidneys out to make it easier to secrete all the sugar, but here is the good news. His blood sugar was 230 after not eating for eight hours when he got here. In just four days, he woke up at 170, which is still way too fucking high, but then the 1 hr postprandial (spelling) after dinner was 175 and the 2 hr was 157, which is the lowest his blood sugar has been.
This is really quite good news, I think, and the snacking on peanuts and other snacks is working out- we had an apple and a slice of cheddar cheese for one snack, and steady snacks every two hours is really helping steady his blood sugar out. I think.
BTW- thanks for all the comments and the emails, and I haven’t responded to many of the emails because I am busy, but what I have been doing is making my own kind of database with your own stories about your reactions to certain foods and what I am writing down about what he eats and how his blood sugar reacts, but thank you all so much. BTW- really impressed with the Edy’s pineapple fruit bars as a snack- they cause no spike whatsoever. Also, we are going to do the 20 min walk after every meal starting tomorrow because one of you all suggested it.
Tomorrow I break the google researching Type 1.5 diabetes. Thanks again for helping me help my friend. And you know what, I feel better eating this way, so you are helping me as well.