Quick Survey: Do you skip breakfast? If so, why?

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Comment by pancreaswanted on November 19, 2012 at 3:11pm

diabetes wont let me skip breakfast anymore. if i do, my sugar starts going up. prediagnosis i just used to have a coffee. no more, have to eat. so illogical...

Comment by NorCal T1 on November 19, 2012 at 3:33pm

No. Only exception is AM basal testing.

Comment by Trudy on November 19, 2012 at 4:23pm

Hi Jane. I postpone breakfast. At about 8:00 AM I have a giant latte, during this season a giant pumpkin latte. At about 10:30 AM I have a small breakfast, such as some cream of buckwheat or half a muffin. By 11:00 I've taken care of the dogs, read my emails, read the newspaper, and am just about ready to face the day. I didn't quite answer your survey question, but anyway, the why of my morning is that I'm retired and enjoy my leisure.

Comment by Jane K on November 19, 2012 at 8:06pm

Thanks for your responses! Trudy - glad you enjoy your leisure! Looking forward to that in a few years.

Comment by Jane K on November 19, 2012 at 8:07pm

NorCal, if, like pancreaswanted, you experience Dawn Phenomenon, I wonder what happens to your basal test? I guess that's why you do the test - to find out if your basal is covering any DP. How often do you basal test?

Comment by NorCal T1 on November 19, 2012 at 8:25pm

Yes, I've got the DP! Since I'm on the Ping pump, the goal is to keep my BG stable from wake up to about noon. I don't start if below 100 or over 200. The opportunities to do it in the last week, I've been too close to either end of that scale to start. Next chance is Wednesday. Nothing like a fast before Thanksgiving.

Comment by KML on November 20, 2012 at 7:10pm

I also postpone, I eat at 9:00 and have egg whites with vegetables only. I bolos for a correction.

Comment by Leonard A. on November 21, 2012 at 4:29pm

i don't skip breakfast, i have dp so i stay away from carbs pretty much.

Comment by Jane K on November 21, 2012 at 9:59pm

Thanks, KML and Leonard!

Comment by A Thorn in my Flesh on January 12, 2013 at 3:17pm

for 15 years of the 20 years I've have type 1 diabetes, I did skip breakfast.
I skipped because I was so afraid to get lows in the middle of the night I would eat so much food late night that I would take my AM dose of 15R and 15N and would not eat til the afternoon. spike my sugars to 300mg/dl and 400mg/dl then wait for the 50mg/dl to eat, all of this with no blood glucose monitoring, just winging it. so so foolish. and now that I am monitoring very closely (every 3hours) I see a clear picture of how mis managed I was.


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