Balanced Meals

Dear Dani, Grace and Jude,

Note: This page is advice for Grace, Jude and John. For any other reader, it’s information only. No therapeutic relationship is formed – read this.

This page teaches you how to beat the lack of insulin in the portal vein to get flat CGM lines.

Balanced meals have half a plate of vegetables with protein and carbs making up the rest equally.

Meals such as; egg on toast with mushrooms, meat/fish/beans with potatoes and vegetables, jacket potato with cheese and salad.

Snacks such as; Whole fruit with nuts, whole yoghurt with nuts, nut butter on toast

A quick revision on the slight spike after balanced meals.

Again, the lack of insulin in the portal vein is the main culprit.

Along with slow absorption of injected or pumped insulin.

How do I get flat CGM lines after eating a well-balanced meal?

You have probably worked it out, right?

  1. Give the insulin a head start with S from SET
  2. Use T from SET and do 10 minutes of moderate activity after the meal, such as walking, playing or gardening

This guide puts everything in one place.

You can expect 100% time in range if you eat three balanced meals a day and follow these two tactics.

That’s how I get 98.9% time in range!

Grace and Jude, you will want a snack each day and I am sure we will not be able to get you to do ten minutes activity after every meal. Mummy and I will keep your diet well-balanced whilst allowing a few treats. I have no doubt acheiving 85% or more time in range will be easy.

Now for the other end of the spectrum, fast-food, take aways and fry ups.

Next step: High Fat Meals

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