First, let me mention that “our” A1C was 7.0. In my book that’s pretty good. It was 7.8 last time, but she had gone through a monster growth spurt. Ok, now looking at the downloaded info from the meter, we’re on a pump, we noticed a lot of scatter. She is in range about half the time and a bit high half the time. Too many peaks, especially at night. So we’re going to try to work on those late night highs. We’re going to start eating “healthier” at dinner to see if that has any affect on those peaks.
So I guess my question to you all is: Do you keep a food log? And if not do you just count carbs? How does that work for you?
We usually have just counted carbs and not worried too much about fat or protein. I usually cook dinner so I have control over portions and fat and protein amounts, and I could lose a few pounds so eating healthy isn’t a bad thing. I’m just wondering how far I should go. I’ll start leaving out the corn muffins and the garlic bread. Go easy on the butter in the mashed potatoes, use skim milk instead of 2%. Stuff like that, but I don’t know about changing too much too soon. Like going to whole wheat pasta and brown rice.
What do you think is the biggest culprit? The fat? That’s what I’m thinking. The carbs will tend to peak early unless there is a bunch of fat that slows the absorption.
I don’t know. Would love to hear your thoughts. Do I need to log protein amounts and fat? That might be hard to figure. I htink I’ll just log what we eat. So I know rice and stir fry does this, and spagetti and salad does that. And hopefully we’ll get more even numbers.