Almost everytime i eat breakfast my sugar spikes to about 300 before it comes down? Any idea why? it happens if i take my insulin before meal- or after. The only thing that I have noticed has helped is if i exercise after i eat. But i don't have the time to do that everyday.
And i spike high after most meals before coming down but breakfast is the worst
I have been eating chia seeds since Augst and like them a lot w/ spinach and broccoli omlettes. I'm not sure how much they help as I am sort of spike averse a lot of the time anyway. They are tasty. I like to go down, make coffee and heat the chia seeds up in some olive oil w/ pepper and a little granulated garlic. Then I run up, take a shower and, by the time I come to eat, the oil is loaded with a sort of nutty/ crunchy vibe that hits the spot. I didn't know the bit about the gel in my stomach though. That's pretty interesting!
In my experience, even running 30-40 miles/ week last summer, I didn't "need" a huge pile of carbs to run for 2-3 hours as much as I needed to have carbs along for the run (or ride or whatever!) so I could have 8-10G of carbs every 3 miles (25-30 minutes)? If I'm not having "big" carbs, much more than 15-20, there's not as much insulin so I'm less likely to crash out. It also seems to go away more quickly w/ a smaller dose, causing less problem. Even running the Gels, at 20-25G of carbs seem to push my BG up, as they don't get burnt off quickly enough. I like jelly beans as it's easier to have a few carbs more frequently. That might be worth it for you to experiment with?
Yes, I will try anything to see if it helps with my workouts. Really, the temp basal on my pump is awesome. I can cut my basal in half or even -75% and it keeps me level. I also put 15 grams in my water and drink throughout my run or bike and that helps, too, as well as a gel or sport beans if needed. I can't imagine doing a lot of miles on practically no carbs beforehand since it is your primary fuel and your brain runs on carbs. But, I guess there is a lot to learn still.
well, I'd have a 12G piece of toast and some egg beaters and some V8, probably around 20G of carbs and maybe 10-15G of protein not a huge amount but enough to get some wind in my sails before a long run. The toast would probably take a couple of hours to "deploy" but the V8 would get me to low hundreds, 110-120 to start and then I'd run that off in 3-5 miles, have some Gatorade and try to stay balanced, without overdoing it.
Try two taco's for breakfast after testing your BG, two small taco's or taquitos. I cant eat most cereal because it spikes my bg. I also can not have oatmeal for the same reason, in the morning try mainly protein with a little carbs to get you going scrambled eggs with corn tortillas are not bad.
The only bread I eat is 7 grain low carb loaf bread by Pepperidge Farm, only 9 carbs per slice. This morning I toasted one slice of that bread and spread some SF grape jelly (5 carbs) on it. I had a cup of coffee (3 carbs) and 8 seedless grapes (10 carbs). Total of 27 carbs. my BG was 101 before breakfast and 117 two hours later. At lunch my BG was 80, so I could have eaten about 5 carbs an hour before lunch.
sometimes what you eat might be having an effect. depending on what you eat, breakfast can be very carb-heavy. Things like milk, cereal, juice, oatmeal, and obviously pancakes/waffles/french toast are obviously loaded with carbs. Trying out different cereals (if you are a cereal person like me) might help. Also, making sure you are measuring out serving sizes. For me, I could probably eat a whole box if I didn't pay attention. My favorite breakfast is an omelet. It just takes a min to prepare, especially if you pre-cut any meats/veggies. It also carries me for the longest time throughout the day in terms of BG levels and hunger.
Morning sugar levels, i hate you. i say that every morning.
This morning it was a hard boiled egg at a decent 113 only to rise to 180 two hours later. Could be a basal issue on my pump. Usually I go for toast or bagel, too. Sometimes, but rarely, i'll eat cereal, but that's a killer for me.
Mornings are tricky.
Has anyone mentioned bolusing more? increasing your basals?
Two resolutions: more insulin or different food.
i'm pretty sure that's what i'm hearing everyone say. :D
Could you exercise at night? That might help your morning, too.
i'm late in the discussion. thanks for letting me pipe in.