Another month, another drop - progress made, still progress to go. I think I may have shocked my GP and my diabetic nurse. They can take a bit more shocking I think. Even with restricted exercise (the injury is still healing very slowly, no pictures folks, sorry) the diet appears to be working well. The wife has noticed I’m getting thinner and if I shift the carb to plant matter ratio over time, this seems to agree with me. This month promises to be a challenge on a number of levels.
First it’s primary gifting period (marketroid for Christmas) and in our household this has historically meant a sugar rush from Advent Sunday lasting till New Year. Secondly and just as salient is the scramble of birthdays and parties this month - when did I get to know so many people (ten) born this time of year? So, party season and no easy way of assessing foodstuffs that I haven’t prepared myself. How do other people with our condition manage at this time of year?
This brings me to the interesting dynamic diabetics have with alcohol. The perils of going low when under the influence have been noted elsewhere. As I’m currently on statins to drop triglycerides, I am allowed a glass or two of red wine, managing glucose levels is key to enjoyment. I therefore wonder what ways I can sneak things like grape juice in social settings (restaurants, bars etc.) and are there non-alcoholic drinks that won’t push glucose levels over the Star at the top of the tree?
Enquiring minds etc.