Friday, December 23, 2016

Moving or What Happened to My Routine?

I like routines. I like lists. One problem.... I don't follow the routines I try to set into place, like working out and beading. Okay, two problems.... I don't pay attention to my lists either. I make a shopping list only to leave on the counter. I put reminders in my phone only to swipe the "x" with the intention of grabbing my medicine and then forgetting it when I see the cup of tea I left on the counter. I try. Really. I try.  I actually almost sort of had a routine going at home until I decided to snowbird for the winter. Cold and snow are four letter curse words. Now I am in a motorhome, in a warmer climate, trying to set in place new routines. I haven't worked out, taken my medicine regularly, logged my food, or gotten to bed on time. It is all so new. It is all so different. It is so exciting. It isn't all bad though. I walk to the post office, grocery store, and around the neighborhood. I am eating more vegetables and legumes while scaling back on the meat. Instead of working out, I make it a point to move after I eat like walk, jumping jacks, sit ups and have actually started a list of exercises in hopes of working different muscles three times a day (or when I want candy) 👍

 Taking my medicine has gotten better since the bottle is now next to my tea pot so I see it first thing in the morning and last thing at night. 
Going to bed, well that's a work in progress!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

A1c Estimated Average Blood Sugar

I found this chart when I was first diagnosed and the more I read about the A1c test and numbers, the more I am convinced that too much emphasis is placed on a test that averages around 2 to 3 months of glucose levels.
                                                             Here is the chart:

My thought is:
An average is a starting point. But what if your fasting number is great and your after eating carbs number is horrid. Your average would be okay. Wake up at 78 mg/dL and an hour later you eat oatmeal and test at 80 mg/dL. Every hour you test it goes from 200, 150, 125, 100, and 80 mg/dL. The A1c would be pre-diabetes but damage is being done. To be honest, I just want to eat. My mission is to get my doctor to see that although my A1c is almost normal, my numbers after eating are not good.
Blood work is now my friend.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Doctor Appointment Part 3

As you can see from blog post 1 & 2, I am not a forceful person. I think of things to say and do long after the time as passed. I got home from the uneventful doctors appointment with a copy of my blood work in hand. I looked it over and googled some of the test results that were low and high but not mentioned by my doctor. Seems vitamin B and D were low, thyroid not where it should be and iron low too. Didn't I say I was tired?  So back to the vitamins, which I had run out of and am suppose to take per my doctors previous orders, and I noticed a difference in a few days. Duh.

Now to address the diabetes. I called the office and asked how often Doc wanted me to test. She called back and said once a day, at different times, and to write it down along with any notes such as exercise and food. Okay, I am going to my next visit armed and hopefully a little more dangerous. Time to get back in the routine of logging food and exercise so I can stick up for me!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Doctor Appointments Part 2

I left the doctor with news that I am on the cusp of normal, A1c of 5.7, the bottom rung of prediabetes. Metformin, 2-500 extended release tablets, are helping according to the doctor. I try to explain that my diet of 50g to 100g of carbs a day is probably helping more but is so difficult.  I also try to explain that if I eat too many carb at one time, like a sweet potato, I spike to over 200 mg/dL and even a small granny smith apple will put me over 150 mg/dL.
We have a difference of opinion, he looks at A1c while I look at the number after eating. I read where damage occurs at over 150 mg/dL and the higher/longer we are over that number, the greater the damage.  I don't want damage like my dad who has heart problems and neuropathy. Although he is 80 now, the problems have caused him pain and slowed him down when he was much younger.
Am I being unreasonable? Do I want too much by not only wanting the average to be in the normal range but to get rid of as many spikes as possible? Seems like that answer might be yes but my diabetes is in my hands and my doctor's. I need to speak up.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Doctor Appointments Part 1

I called the doctor before my usual 6 month and askd for extra testing. I was tired. Not a normal "I am busy, stressed, overworked, etc" tired. I'm talking going from a full tank of energy to no energy - zip, nada, empty - in 15 minutes. To muscles becoming noodles and mind getting so foggy that I couldn't move or form a complete sentance. The office added additional tests to my blood work. Now I wait.

My A1c number was 5.7.  Prediabetes. He was happy with my progress. Me, not so much. I feel like he thinks I am unrealalistic. It really isn't my A1c that upsets me, it is the daily highs. I wake up over 100 mg\dL and have gone over 150 mg/dL when I eat 40ish carbs at one time which makes eating a challenge. My daily carbs are under 100 but it is a hard diet to maintain. Not sure how to express myself.  Any suggestions?

Monday, December 5, 2016

Sugar Free Pudding and Almond Milk Don't Mix

Have you ever had a craving?  Of course! We all have those foods we really like and sometimes we have a craving that just won't go away.  I wanted pudding. Vanilla pudding. I bought a box of sugar free pudding and mixed it with unsweetened almond milk. I never really thought about the difference between cows milk and almond milk but let's just say I got an education when I looked up online why my pudding was runny an hour later!  Seems instant pudding won't set up when using unsweetened almond milk. Here are the solutions recommended:

Use water - haven't tried.

Use 1 cup unsweetened almond milk to one package instead of 2 cups regular milk - tried the vanilla and the taste and texture was not the greatest.  2.5 stars out of 5 for me, my BF says, "YUCK!!" and zero stars and please don't make this again.

Use cornstarch to thicken it up. Tried that but the carb count pretty much cancelled any benefit. Oh, and it wasn't very good either.

I read that it was the fat that made the pudding set up so I tried coconut oil. It did set up better and wasn't has lumpy but the taste was still suspect. I might try again with a different flavor as I have been trying vanilla and maybe it just isn't strong enough of a flavor to override the almond milk taste.

Runny Instant Pudding. I tried!!

I tried and I will keep trying. If you have a suggestion I would love to hear it!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Chili and Cornbread - Round 2

So not too long ago I made chili and small corn muffins. My results were good and numbers stayed in a range I was happy with.
So I decided to check it out again. Homemade chili is one of those recipes that is perfect for the crock pot. Came home from work to a warm hardy meal on a cold evening. Talk about perfect!!
The hardest part with recipes is breaking down the servings. I try to put all the ingredients down on paper and use the label to write down what the entire can would be as far as carbs, fiber and protein would be. I add it all up and then divide it by how many servings we get. 
The chili added up to be around 43 carbs plus my muffin. 
Checking glucose numbers went like this:
95 mg/dL at 7: pm
112 mg/dL at 7:45 pm
126 mg/dL at 9 pm
and went to bed at 10 pm at 112 mg/dL

I love chili! I get full and my numbers stay manageable. WIN - WIN
I think the fiber, which is around 14 grams, really makes a difference. 
Maybe the protein at 15 grams.
Maybe the fat in the sour cream and cheese help too!
I don't know if it is one thing specific or just all of it working together 
but I am happy to report this is one meal that will stay on the menu.

Monday, November 28, 2016

SHealth and Reports

I definitely need to get better at logging everything, and I mean everything, into my phone app called SHealth.  Samsung has the app on my phone and I have grown used to using it for food, exercise and glucose numbers. Still, I don't always log everything every day. Today I got a weekly report in the app and so I sent it to my email. WOW!  I didn't log on Tuesday, at all but the information was useful as I could see my high glucose numbers and averages. I think if I was more consistent I would find the information even more useful. I need incentives and maybe this will help!  I did send SHealth a message asking to make the numbers all mg/dL instead of part of it mmol/L which I have to convert.

Hoping SHealth keeps improving. What is your favorite program or are they all too much of a pain and add even more to think about??

Friday, November 25, 2016

DON'T Make Cookies You Like Part 2

Dinner time - cookie bags still on the kitchen counter. Check out DON'T Make Cookies You Like Part 1 blog Maybe next time I should put them in the pantry right away but now it's too late. I plan dinner around having a cookie. A medium sized one. When you want to keep your numbers in the range that has been decided on, eating becomes a game of strategy. I don't want to lose the game tonight so I make scrambled eggs with cheese on tortillas which makes the carb count 20 grams.

Add medium size cookie and I hit about 33 g of carbs
I only ate 1!! Honest!

Dinner at 7:08 pm.
Started at 95 mg/dL, 40 minutes later (7:47 pm) at 112 mg/dL, one hour 46 minutes later (8:56 pm) at 126 mg/dL, and finally , 3 hours later, (10 pm) I am 112 mg/dL.  Good enough, I am going to bed!

Monday, November 21, 2016

DON'T Make Cookies You Like Part 1

Today was a bit of a tough day. I made cookies last night. Chocolate chip cookies which I don't really care for BUT I added pecans at the request of my BF. Lots of pecans with a pecan half on the top. 
I love pecans. Now I love the cookies.

Still, I should have been okay. The deal was: I make the cookies Friday night and Saturday morning, bright and early, he puts the cookies in the cooler to share with his buddies while fishing (along with all the other food). I woke up, went in the kitchen and found 2 bags still on the kitchen counter. WHAT?? NNNOOOOOO screams the adult in me. YYYEESSSSSSSS yells back my inner child who doesn't worry about glucose numbers and loves pecans too. 
I made it to 4 pm. I checked and my number was 94 mg/dL so I ate, or should I say nibbled and savored, the smallest cookie.
44 minutes later - 119 mg/dL
one hour and fifteen minutes - 129 mg/dL
one hour and 53 minutes later - 132 mg/dL
3 hours later - 95 mg/dL

One cookie. I am so glad I took my time and enjoyed the flavor and chewiness of  my one cookie.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Waterfall Hike and a Box of Raisinettes

Today started out sunny with the nasty weather to blow in later during the day. I decided to take advantage of the window of opportunity in front of me and loaded up my backpack with 2 water bottles and a large, movie size box of dark chocolate Raisinets.  Oh, I also packed pecans. And pumpkin seeds. The Raisinets made me the happiest as they sat beside my Diet Dr Pepper.  Off we went to the trailhead and I started the hike up the hillside to the waterfall that was about 3 miles away.  My lemon water kept me hydrated but about halfway up the hill I decided I could start munching on Raisinets.  I got one comment from a man coming down the trail about my choice of snack and how he needed to remember to pack something good next time.  His friend just laughed.  I was only going to eat half and save half for the way down but somehow I ate the entire box. 62g carbs of which 54g are sugar.  I still had about 1/2 a mile to go when I finished the box so I was hoping I would be okay. I got to the top and tested at 95 mg/dL.  OH YEAH!!  I snapped a selfie with my snack choice - sorry the box is upside down - and got a new comment from the gentleman sitting on a log. "Those are the best. I tell myself everytime I eat them that they contain two good-for-me ingredients:raisins and dark chocolate."  We laughed and I went on my way. 

This hike was awesome for so many reasons:
I reached 17319 steps today
Round trip, I walked about 6 miles
I met two other women walking the trail on their own, just like me
I ate Raisinets and didn't spike
Exercise, as in the hike, was fun 
I am tired tonight
It is snowing right now and I am home
I don't like snow and I got to hike one more time
I ate Raisinets, the entire box, one Raisinet at a time:
Except at the end when I ate the tiny ones all at once
Perfect day, all the way.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and 1/2 Serving

I LOVE cereal - not every cereal - but I love Cheerios. And Shredded Wheat. I have given up cereal due to the carb counts but thought I would try Pumpkin Spice Cheerios.

Here we go!

I started out at 109 mg/dL after working out and it was 7:50am.  I ate this breakfast using unsweetened almond milk.  After I ate I showered, dressed and got ready for work. This involves standing up and walking around.  It isn't like I went back to bed or sat around. At 8:44 am I was at 160  mg/dL. Oh man.... That kind of sucks as I don't want to be over 150 mg/dL. Ever. Even for a short time. BTW, they taste pretty good. Of course. And I would want to eat 2 servings. Not one. Got to be grateful I can eat half a serving and be okay..  LOL!!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Granny Smith Apple Part 2

After eating one small apple and spiking a bit, I decided I would try making dessert instead.

Hopefully adding nuts and butter, as in fat, will slow down the carb absorption.  I made up my own recipe with 2 apples, oatmeal, pecans, cinnamon, and butter.  My BF got a bit of brown sugar in his.  The pictures show the nutrition information, and each stage of the creation process.  I baked it for 45 min at 350 degrees F.  I splashed a bit of sugar free creamer and added whipped cream.                                                                                     

 I tested at 125 mg/dL before I ate it. A bit high, I know but hoping the 16 carbs won't spike my number too bad.  Good thing whipped cream isn't sugary!!  WOW, 108?  I wonder if that walk after dinner is still helping.  Amazing!  I'm keeping the recipe and testing it out again another day just to make sure because we all know that just a few changes to what we do, or don't do, can affect our numbers. Eat and test. Exercise and test. Test and retest. Just another day!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Granny Apple Test Part 1

I haven't had an apple in quite a while. When I saw the small granny smith apples on sale I stopped to take a look. I am not an apple lover, especially the tasteless mushy ones. I like tart and crispy. The apples in the bin looked like they might work so I grabbed the 3 smallest ones I could find.

Started out at 94 mg/dL.  Waiting my 30 minutes. Oh and the carb count on a small granny smith apple is 20 g with 4 g fiber and 14 g sugar.
Waiting.......waiting.................waiting........ Oops 42 minutes
and I am at..... 164 mg/dL
I was sitting at my desk so now I am getting up to file and put things away and go home. Guess I'll test when I get there. 
Got home after stopping at post office and putting fuel in my car. 90 mg/dL
I feel better but apples, eaten alone are off the list of okay foods!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Stupid Sweet Potatos

I LOVE sweet potatoes.  Baked. Fried. Mashed. I don't care how you cook them, I LOVE sweet potatoes.  I was not happy the last time I had a sweet potato. My number was high after I ate but I didn't test before. Tonight, we bbq'd a tri tip and I heated up the other half of the baked sweet potato. I sprinkled a bit of cinnamon on it too. Cauliflower joined the meal.
 Number? 95 mg/Dl
Carb Count? 24 to 30 carbs
Fiber Count? 10 g.
Time? 6:35pm
Testing results (and comments)
7:15pm -  40 minutes later: 176 mg/dL  (ugh)
7:45pm - 1 hour and 10 minutes later: 194 mg/dL (UGH)
Hop on the Precor for 30 minutes at a medium pace
Decide sweet potatoes are off my menu because I can't just have one bite.
8:17pm - 1 hour and 42 minutes: 167 mg/dL
8:59pm - 2 hours 24 minutes: 125 mg/dL
Not just time but exercise too in order to get my number 

down faster than what my
body could have done on it's own. 

Oh and a few very large glasses of water.

Live and learn or in my case - Eat and test.
No more sweet potatoes.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Guessing Games or Why is My Number So High??

We had the most delicious filet mignon steaks wrapped in bacon barbecued to perfection. My BF had a baked potato and I had a sweet potato. Half of a sweet potato. Worst case scenario 38 g of carbs. I didn't test before dinner so after I thought I would check. OOPS! 197 mg/dL. Man, it is at times like this that I wish I had remembered to test BEFORE I ate. Now I play the guessing game, was it high because I munched on Cheetos puffs? They only have 1 g of carbs each and I had 5. Seriously? Can you say, "Get on the Precor and walk that high number down - NOW!"?  So I did. 30 minutes on the Precor, 2000 steps, heart rate up, not much sweat. New test - 120 mg/dL. Oh yeah. So when I eat the other half of that sweet potato, I'm testing first!  Don't like the guessing game.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Chicken Cordon Bleu Low Carb Meal

Chicken Cordon Bleu. Chicken breast pounded out thin. Slice of black forest ham. Slice of swiss cheese. Roll. Brush with a small amount of olive oil and sprinkle with bread crumbs and garlic.
Yummy supper with cauliflower on the side.  Low carb, about 15 g, too!

5:45 pm 96 mg/dL
6:29 pm 100 mg/dL
7:30 pm 104 mg/dL
So I ate a graham cracker with whipped cream and 4 blackberries
9:43 pm 104 mg/dL

I love this meal!!!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Dreaded Error Message on Glucose Meter

Can I scream? Can I say not very nice words?  Oh trust me, all kinds of stuff goes through my thoughts when I get this message - "!E13".  It might as well say *%$##$^&*## because error messages, though useful, basically tell you that you just wasted a test strip and that precious drop of blood.  Test strips are not cheap. Blood, although technically free since it runs through your veins, is precious too . Each poke is another little tender spot on your fingertip to get that drop. Although some meters advertise only needing a small drop in comparison to other companies small drops, it still needs a drop of blood. You do your best to not put the lancet on the 5 when using your pinkie finger but sometimes you just set it, let it go and OUCH! or OOPS!  Too much blood, not enough blood. When it isn't enough, you do it again wasting money and blood. When it is too much, you may have a small bruise or the soreness takes longer to go away along with wasting blood.  I can't wait until someone comes up with a different method than drawing blood so it can stay in my veins and not go in a test strip. Oh and my fingertips..... they would be grateful too!!
How about you? What error message makes you sigh?

Monday, September 26, 2016

Oatmeal and Blueberries: A 25 Carb Breakfast

I woke up this morning and tested at 92 mg/dL. Exciting!!  I am usually over 100 mg/dL so this was a chance to eat some carbs before working out.  I chose 1/2 serving of oatmeal, yes - I know - 1/4 cup, with blueberries and a splash of sugar free creamer. Although my breakfast only added up to 25 g of carbs, my usual breakfast is about 20. Fifteen minutes later at 7am  I tested at 133 mg/dL and I hopped on the Precor and did my 30 minutes. I try to break a sweat but not kill myself. I figure the interval training is probably the best for me!  So at 8:45am I was at 103 mg/dL. I really thought I would be lower after working out and then getting ready for work, but I have to say I'm okay with 103 mg/dL. At least it didn't go up, right!!??!!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Hiking the Keystone Trail

We decided to take a hike today. I started out at 108 mg/dL. The trail we took was fairly level. Supposedly we walked about 4 miles and at the end I had 8115 steps but I forgot to check how many steps I had already taken that morning. This is such a learning process and I hope you will stay with me on this journey as I figure out how to keep track of all the numbers that would help us!  After the hike I was at 98 mg/dL. I thought I would be a lot lower since we didn't eat while hiking, just drank from our water bottles.  Later that day I made the mistake of having a few bites of Boston Markets sweet potato casserole and tested at 142 mg/dL 30 minutes later. I jumped on the Precor for 20 minutes. Sweet potatoes are not my friend.
In my life it isn't Live and Learn: it is Eat, Test and Learn!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Chili and 1/2 Cornbread Muffin

Chili. What says comfort food like a hot bowl of chili with cheddar cheese and sour cream?

Add a cornbread muffin and the perfect meal is sitting right in front of you!  I figured around 30 g carbs, 30 g protein, and 10 g fiber.  When I put the food in the program I almost cried. 53g carbs??!!??? NNNOOOOOOO!
Oh wait, I put one corn muffin in as a serving. I actually made a box that makes 6 muffins and made 9 muffins: 4 full size for the not-diabetic, I-can-eat-anything male person and 4 - 1/2 muffins for me. I ate my one, 1/2 serving, muffin which cut the carbs to 40g. WOW. That is a big difference in my opinion.  

Now the tests results:  (Drum roll please!)


One hour                                                1.5 Hours                                                            2 Hours

I was surprised I didn't test higher. I wish I would have gotten a 30 minute test and I am going to try to improve on that by using the timer in my Gear. Still to stay under 150 made me happy. I am thinking fiber and fat may have helped. 
Keep on testing!!
Please comment if you have foods that you might want me to try so we can compare.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Chicken Cacciatore, Guessing Carbs and Oops, Forgot to Test

DINNER - oh yeah. I loaded the crockpot with gold potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, onions, eggplant, and garlic this morning. 
The house smelled so delightful when I got home and I was starved!  
We scooped up the yummyness and ate. 

Now comes the hardest parts of counting carbs, putting in the food and estimating what is on the plate and what the program tells you a serving is. I came up with this:
36 g carbs, 29 g protein, about 5g fiber

As I write this is I realize I spaced testing at the 30 minute, 1 hour and 2 hour mark.
at the 2 and 1/2 hour mark I test.... 102 mg/dL!  Whew!
I am happy with the 102 mg/dL, since I started at 84 mg/dL,  I probably and hopefully didn't get too close to or over that 150 mg/dL mark I have set for myself.

I think I need to use a timer...... 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Yogurt Snack

So awesome when you find a snack that tastes pretty good and doesn't mess with your number.  Carbmaster yogurt became one of my go to snacks about 2 years ago.  I found it at Smiths/Kroger.  Got to love 60 calories, 4g carbs, 8g of protein.  Maybe next time I'll add fruit, nuts, and whipped cream. YUMMY!

One Hour After

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Headache and Numbers

Today I had a headache. One of those headaches where the dull pain just sits behind your eyes fogging up your brain. I read everything twice, sometimes even 3 times, just to semi-comprehend what is in front of me. Not a good thing when you are trying to program a small machine to tune a 2.8L Duramax for the first time!!


My breakfast and lunch were the usual so at 3:30 pm I tested and was at 119. High number since I ate at noon but not high enough to get all fired up over but I am HUNGRY. I have pecan halves and 1/2 cup blueberries. Not enough to fill me up, that's for sure!! Still, the starving part of hungry was gone. 14.5g carbs - 3.5g protein - 5.5g fiber. An hour later I am at 108 - YAY!!  Doing the happy dance because the number didn't go up.

Now I need to make a happy dance video...  After I find something else to eat

Monday, September 12, 2016

You Don't Look Like Your Blood Work or The Sort-of Diabetic

I looked at the doctor, questioning look on my face. "What do you mean?" She looked up from the lab report. "Your numbers. You. What I see on the lab report and what you look like. They don't match."

She explained to me that my A1c of 7.5, glucose of over 100, high cholesterol - both good and bad, and under active thyroid didn't line up with my 5'3" 105 pound frame. I work out everyday by running, walking or on the Precor. I use weights to keep my arms toned. I eat what would be considered healthy with salads, vegetables, fresh fruit, and chicken or fish with an occasional red meat meal thrown in.

So the blood work says that, technically, I should be heavy?  That my diet is junk food or fast food?  That I am sedentary?  I don't look diabetic.  The normal reply to someone with all of my numbers would be: lose weight, watch what you eat, exercise but now what? I can't afford to lose weight, I exercise, and I eat pretty healthy.  So I am Sort-of Diabetic... Blood work says yes, looks and lifestyle says no.

Is that why, when I had gestational diabetes, the doctor wasn't very concerned because on the outside I didn't look diabetic? I was sent to a nutritionist and given food with eating suggestions with some monitoring for sugar in my urine at visits but never once was told to check my glucose numbers or had an A1c done. 3 pregnancies. Same thing.

The assumption diabetes is a "fat" person disease is wrong and I hate to even say it. I don't want to perpetuate the lie.  Even now when people find out I am diabetic I get the look and usually a "Really?" Sometimes I even get the "You don't look you have diabetes" comment. I try not to get defensive and shout, "Yes, really! My insides, okay I'll point the finger, my pancreas, just doesn't work like it should. Maybe all those years of regular soda in high school overworked it. Maybe genetically I am predisposed because of my dad. Maybe it was 3 pregnancies.  I don't know why I have it but I do!!"  Instead I smile and give them the benefit of the doubt, that until you have the diabetes diagnosis, people are just uneducated about the disease and that's okay.  I don't know very much about lupus, cancer, gluten intolerance, or other medical issues but I try to be sympathetic when someone tells me they are suffering with a hidden issue.

I just want the same.  What about you? What assumptions drive you crazy? What do you wish people would know?

P.S. I have seen the discrimination with those who are heavy and say they have diabetes, the looks and comments as if you deserve it, caused it and can cure it. The stereotypes are alive and well but I would love to shatter the misconceptions!  More thoughts on that later....

Friday, September 9, 2016

Not Today

40 minutes after 61 carbs
I started this blog in hopes it would help me manage my diabetes. By blogging, I would test, carb count, exercise, and write what worked and what didn't. Today, I didn't want to play. I didn't want to test. I didn't want to log food, exercise or numbers. So I didn't until tonight when I wanted sweet potato casserole from Boston Market where one serving is 80 carbs. Pretty much my entire carb count. So I tested ..... 105 mg/dL at 7:50pm. I ate 1/2 of the sweet potatoes,  some of the chicken, and all of the steamed vegetables. 61 carbs.  Yeah - I know.  Steamed vegetables to ease the guilt!! 164 mg/dL 40 minutes later and 197 mg/dL an hour and 30 minutes later. Ok, high enough glucose!! Hop on the Precor for 20 minutes and dropped that number to 136 mg/dL. Although I feel like I failed, I succeeded in getting the number down the only way that really works for me - exercise.  Tomorrow is another day.
1:30 after eating 61 carbs
After 20 minutes of working out