Food can be a friend and can be a foe. Food does a lot of good for every living organism on earth. It gives us the energy to get through the day. As with everything we have to watch ourselves, and monitor every aspect of life. No matter if we have diabetes or not, however when we have diabetes it totally changes everything. Too much food, can cause a high blood sugar, which can cause us to turn into the Wicked Witch of the West, but then again low blood sugar can make us just as mean. None of us is perfect but all we can do is our best.
Here are some things that I eat and things that I do that tends to keep me from riding the BG Roller Coaster. Some of these things are what we all taught, but you have to find what works best for you.
The first thing is when eating lots of carbs or high fatty foods (aka pizza) keep an eye on my CGM and make sure I do either frequent blousing or the extended bolus.
Another thing is to make sure that we have protein with a meal. My favorite is having “fruit on the bottom” yogurt but when this is not an option a protein bar with whatever I am eating. These may not necessarily be the best option but, for me it keeps me from wanting to eat more later on and it also fills the need for my sweet tooth.
The other thing that solves a need for a sweet tooth is fruit smoothies. Instead of going to a candybar or that a piece of cake. We are all encouraged to eat healthy so why not have a smoothie of your favorite flavor(s).
In conclusion when it comes to food, the less and frequent is what I discovered works for me.