Without fail, even if I don’t eat for severa hours before sleeping, or have eaten really really well the day before, I wake up with REALLY high levels in the AM. I know about Dawn Phenomenon, and about how cortisol works in the morning, but what I want to know is if there is a way to combat this.
Also…I have real issues with food (big surprise there), so it drives me mad trying to figure out what to eat on a daily basis. I love food…and I hate to think I won’t get any enjoyment from it anymore. Ive done some resarch, and I know about carbs. And for the most part, I’m absolutely fine with that., Occasionally I’ll have a piece of real, coarse, whole grain bread, and my body handles it just fine. I just would love to know if anyone has favorite foods, or tricks they have found to make eating more enjoyable. Also…is there a consensus on whether it is acceptable to have a treat from time to time? With the holidays here, and this being my first holiday as a diabetic, I’m really nervous about all the food I’ll be around. I am not the posessor of very fantastic willpower, and I really need support and suggestions.
I also want to put out there that I don’t eat junk food (chips, etc), don’t drink or smoke and DO love nuts. I love dark chocolate. Is this a safe food?
Thanks so much to everyone who has already offered ideas…I really really appreciate it.