Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sometimes too sweet

One of my biggest struggles has been with my blood glucose levels lately. Part of the problem has come with lack of activity due to the weather lately, but the biggest problem has come from my dietary habits. This morning when I woke up my blood glucose was 233. I was going through my email and getting ready for my day's activities when the phone rang. My daughter was at the other end, and she had run out of gas. The times I ran out of gas, and they were often for a time when I was in my twenties, I considered that the adult equivalent of wetting your pants. But being older and maybe wiser, I just looked at it as my daughter running out of gas. I took some gas to her, followed her to the closest gas station and finished filling her tank and sent her on her way.

Back to the topic at hand. I hadn't had breakfast, so I decided to stop for some but couldn't figure where to go. My blood glucose level was still fresh in my mind, along with other recent health issues. Probably the least healthy meal of the day is breakfast and I wanted to make a wise decision as to where to go. I wanted to sit down and eat something, but I didn't want to wait any length of time. My only option at this time is fast food, and in my neck of the woods my only choices would be McDonald's and Burger King. Between the two the healthy choice is McDonalds, so Micky D's it is. Even at this point I'm limited, and I got an Egg McMuffin, without the cheese, and a fruit and yogurt parfait. According to their list, I consumed 460 calories and 4 carbohydrate exchanges.

If you are like me, you need to be continually aware of this information. Ignorance is not bliss, no matter how tasty.

5 comments:

Margaret said...

Take care of yourself. Don't want anything to happen to our Top Banana Blogger!
You are an angel to help out your daughter in need.

Mike Golch said...

good for for helping you daughter.and for making a sensible choise in foods. Watching what you eat is important for every one.My Wife Celestine is a type 1 (juvinal) Diabetic.She has been one for 40 years now.Please take care of your self to your verry best that you can.

Awake In Rochester said...

I always knew you were a sweet guy! ;) Please take good care of yourself.

Syd said...

I can't eat fast food. It is just not my thing and I generally feel lousy after eating it. You are right though to be aware of what is being eaten. I am careful about what I eat more than ever before.

dons_mind said...

blood sugars are a real pain, ain't they!? fortunately, with lots of walking and careful eating - and a couple of good meds, i've been able to control mine pretty well without having to go the full insulin route. it's a family thing - both parents, 3 of my six siblings are all insulin type diabetics. but i gotta tell ya cliff - the walking is probably the best thing in the world for it! couple miles as often as you can will do amazing things for that number.....

keep smiling! (attitude is key too!)) :)