Somehow, I managed to have an absolutely fantastic evening last night. At least as far as blood sugar was concerned.
- before dinner: 120
- after dinner: 74 (yes, a touch low, but I was doing a combo bolus and I probably mis-judged the percentage, so I let it go)
- before snack: 93
- after snack: 123
- breakfast: 99
Holy freakin’ cow. I’m not sure how I pulled that off, but I wish I could have more days like that.
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Categories : good times
GiR and I still out on weekly dates, and this week we went to Romano’s Macaroni Grill. It’s a little fancy, but it’s a fun place. They have paper tablecloths and crayons so you can draw pictures and play hangman. =) Most importantly, they have complete nutritional information for everything on their menu. No direct link – click on “Menu, Locations, & To Go” then scroll down to the bottom for “Nutritional Information” and “Allergen Information”.
My favorite thing to get is the Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Salad. Very tasty. 60g carbs total, but I figure it has croutons and the chicken is breaded fairly heavily. I decide to bolus ahead of time because that’s supposed to result in better post-prandials. Well, the food comes and the chicken does not seem as breaded as I remember it. I chalked it up to my bad memory and I ate it anyway. I did have an extra bite or two of the bread (about 22 grams for 1/4 of a loaf) but it probably wasn’t going to be enough.
Well, it wasn’t. About 1 hr 15 minutes later, back safely at home, I tell GiR “honey, I don’t feel very good.” A quick test revealed a number in the 50s. Ugh. Okay, get a slice of bread and a couple Starburst. 20 minutes later still in the 50s. Double crap. More bread more Starburst. 20 min after that I’m finally up to 98. I top out around 160 later, so not too much harm done.
I just have to wonder what happened. Did they change the recipe without changing the nutrition info? Did they run out of the breaded chicken and substitute with non-breaded chicken? Can you really call it parmesan-crusted chicken if there’s no breading? Did our casual mention of diabetes to our waitress lead her to suggest a substitute to the chef? (my guess is no on that part)
*sigh* Even with seemingly fantastic carb information, things can still go haywire.
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Tags: GiR, lows, Macaroni Grill
Categories : bad times