My pleasure, Isaac.
Capin - so glad you talked about bolusing and waiting. When I have the time to really play/focus on bg's, I bolus early, wait for the drop and then eat, and this is with any meal/food. Just like you, it prevents the spikes. There are times when I'm surprised how long it takes for the drop to hit... up to 30-45 minutes at times!! (starting with a normal bg). I would have never believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. There are other times when it hits me much much faster.
I think the wide span of time has a lot to do with my exercise (or lack there of) in the past 24 hours, hormone cycles, stress at the moment, etc. Also, the type of food I'm eating makes a huge difference as to how soon I can bolus and how long I can wait... I'm a nurse with a very wide variety of job assignments, so I have some extremeley stressful days as well as "calm" days... crazy.
Wouldn't it be great if they could come up with an insulin that hit's here and now so you can keep things perfectly perfect?!
I'm probably a terrible example, but I normally eat cereal or waffles. haha
But this morning a changed things up and had a hot pocket with a cup of coffee.
gotta love college...
I like a slice of Ezekiel toast with peanut butter, one or two hard boiled eggs and coffee.
For some reason I do well at breakfast even though I eat a large number of carbs:
2 eggbeater omlet
2 slices of sprouted wheat bread with 62 grams of natural peanut butter
1 large cup of tea
1 cup of 1% milk
1 medium to large apple
Total is about 70 net carbs (backing out fiber)
Looking back on what I used to be able to get away with eating, compared to now I'm all growed up :D. It's so astonishingly different.
Something was autopiloting me in those days.
I mean I had to REALLY mess up for it to blip on the register.
Now I'm in the same boat as most where my screw ups are manifested physically in how I feel and very quickly.
There's times I still try. The odd occasion where my kids want me in on the breakfast pancakes, etc...It's just next to impossible to make it work these days.
I do low carb and breakfast is often my "best" meal of the day - eggs and bacon, an omelet with veggies and cheese, frittata that I make ahead of time and just cut a slice. If I'm in a hurry, full fat Greek yogurt with a couple of blueberries. I keep the dry ingredients for a low carb flaxseed muffin premade in plastic bags, then just add the oil and egg and pop it in the microwave. No bread, pancakes, cereal, or similar stuff EVER. It's just not worth it, I'm T2 and don't have insulin to make up for the spike. Metformin doesn't work that way, though a lot of T2s think it's supposed to.
Usually two poached eggs and maybe a small cracker - a piece of toast is too much. Also, I can generally tolerate a bit of fruit, like berries or grapes.
I feel better knowing I am not alone - If I eat any carbs more than 1/2 slice of toast with my eggs and bacon I go way... up. I love bacon and eggs or sausage and eggs but has to start giving up the fatty protein for leaner ones, any ideas of tasty alternatives?
I like to "spice up the eggs" with fresh jalapeno's and jabenero's and hot sauce. This keeps the eggs interesting and reduces the cravings for meat. I also like to eat sprouted grain breads like Ezekiel bread with real butter and crunchy peanut butter, or cream cheese(flavored, like strawberry). The complex carbs in the bread and pb or cream cheese are low glycemic index and reduce the "spike" in bg's significantly.
im a heart patient si i eat eggs whites with shredded cheese about acouple pinches worth cant eat cereal ,normilk , nobacon