I haven't had breakfast yet today but a basal adjustment got my BG to 83 when I woke up so I had a glass of skim milk (about 10G of carbs, like a 6 oz cup...) and ran 5 miles, CGM was 97-103 the whole way but BG metered at 119 when I got home at a 9:12 pace. I still suspect that in the long run, this sort of approach is more healthful than running one's BG up to 250+ by eating a bunch of carbs before I run, although I'm just an amateur, not a doctor or ex soldier. And, of course, in the long run, we are all dead.
I agree and it makes no sense to integrate a high blood sugar into someones daily exercise. I participated in cycling events for many years and the only time my BG was 250 was just before some of the big rally's but this adrenalin rush was not caused by loading carbs it was caused by the excitement of 15,000 cyclists waiting on the starting line...the big BG rush was worth it but this only happened 2-3 times a years not every morning.
I agree with you, and I don't understand how the assurance that he has, by my calculations, TWELVE doctor appointments a month, means one is healthy. I'd say the day I need to see doctors 12x in a single month that will mean I'm nearly dead, but just my opinion here. 4 appointments with an endo in a single month, plus cardiologist, geneticist, and other doctors I forget? Yikes.
So I'm not allowed to agree with someone else on this forum, or "we are having problems" in your opinion?
This is a public forum. Everything one posts can be agreed or disagreed with.
I think someone summed it up best a few pages back when they said that each one of us is so different and what works for one of us may not work or be comfortable for others.
I think it's great for those who can stay flat on 10g of carbs for a 5 mile run. I drop rapidly during 30 minutes of brisk walking on the treadmill. Just because it works for you doesn't mean that everyone else is so lucky.
This is such a great forum, why are you so grouchy? Im new here by gee wizz
get a grip!
Gareth does not see an endo weekly, it's his nurse educator. please remember YDMV, your diabetes may vary.
My breakfasts are a bit unconventional because I am a vegan but I'll share anyway. I often make low-carb smoothies, meaning I use almond milk or water as the liquid instead of juice. That way,the only carbs in the smoothie are just the whole fruit. I usually add spinach to the smoothie so it's like a miniature meal in one. A smoothie like this typically runs about 45 carbs. If I add flax/peanut butter/cashews to it then it adds protein as well.
If I'm not in a smoothie mood (or just too lazy to clean the blender afterward) then I might eat oatmeal and fruit, rice cakes with peanut butter, or non-breakfast foods like veggie burgers or leftovers. Hope this gives you some fun ideas.
I usually eat old fashion oat meal and some cheese or eggs. Being a fairly active person I'm not such a fan of low carbing. Whenever I've tried it I never had enough energy to run, bike etc. Oatmeal usually provides nice sustained energy rather than a spike.
I was spiking after only 1 slice of wheat toast and a slice of turkey bacon. My endo suggested adding an egg to flatten the spike and it worked like a charm. I've been doing it for about three years. Also, pre-bolusing about 15-20 minutes before breakfast can help a lot.
I eat no breakfast unless I am hungry.