Just tested the blood sugar before dinner and it was 145, which is his lowest reading since he was diagnosed. Showed him how to make an easy dinner that he could make in 15 mins. Steamed some broccoli, and instead of putting cheddar cheese and loading it up, I just put a dusting of asiago and a little olive oil and cracked pepper, because I remembered reading (it’s a fucking blur the past few days) that hard cheeses are better, so I figured a dusting of a hard cheese would give the flavor and not the animal fat calories that cheddar would.
Also took some turkey cutlets, seasoned them, and grilled them. Used a no salt seasoning, and they turned out pretty tasty, and he is good at that kind of cooking.
The iffy part was I gave him a little cottage cheese with about a 1/3 cup of diced pineapple (they were 1 dollar a piece and I love pineapple and the GL seemed reasonable), so I am hoping the pineapple doesn’t spike him in an hour.
Oh, and I discovered today that skim milk is fucking terrible for diabetics. They jack up the sugars to compensate for the lost fat and flavor, so I’m not sure if maybe, if he has a milk craving while eating a diabetic cookie that we picked up, whole milk might be the better option, or maybe just not drinking milk at all.
As always, if I am messing this up, let me know. Regardless, `145 is fucking awesome, and right now he is walking the girls for 20 mins because of a research article one of you posted that suggested a 20 min walk after eating can stop blood sugar spikes.
*** Update ***
1 hour postprandial was 141. I haven’t been this excited about something in a long while.
*** Update #2 ***
2 hour reading after the dinner I described was 130, which is again a new low. HAPPY DANCE!