Today Diabetes Blog Week continues…
Saturday snapshots – Saturday 5/14: Today is the only day I’ve brought back a fun topic from last year. Inspired by the Diabetes 365 project, let’s snap a few more d-related pictures and share them again. Post as many or as few as you’d like. Be creative! Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures. Or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves.
Nighttime snacking is something I consider very dangerous for myself because if it goes wrong or the insulin coverage for it goes wrong I’m left with two not so good possibilities:
A) My blood sugar drops in the middle of the night
B) My blood sugar is high during the middle of the night (and means I won’t catch it for a while so that is too many hours of high blood sugar)
I figured that if I could get somewhat close to guaranteeing myself great blood sugars from 8pm to 8am then I’d have pretty decent glucose management for half of my life. Makes what happens during the day a little more tolerable. Now, for children and their never-ending activity this is a whole different story but I noticed that as I got older I was more able to get my overnight blood sugars stabilized by either not eating after dinner or being careful what I ate after dinner. So…here is what my husband has been preparing us lately for a night snack (although, really it’s my dinner because it’s so much). There is tomato, lettuce, avocado, radish, carrot, broccoli, hummus, and a little of the best French sheep’s milk cheese I’ve ever had (for the indulgence factor). Sometimes we add chicken. Oh and those are shrimp forks by the way, that’s not giant broccoli ;)