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Meals That Just Work....

Discussion in 'Parents Off Topic' started by sszyszkiewicz, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. sszyszkiewicz

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    Taco Bell Doritos Locos tacos. Cool ranch taco shell. 39 carbs.

    The particular blend of carbs, protein and fat in that meal just fits the insulin action almost perfectly in my DS. Now with the Dex I can say with certainty that I see no spike. I see no drop. I see a straight line for 2 hours now. Its almost like he didn't eat anything.

    So do you have a meal that 'just works" without a lot of work/guessing/adjustments/hassle?
     
  2. kiwikid

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    After nearly 12 years ? NO! :(
     
  3. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    Eggs and bacon - if we bolus 10-15g is pretty flat, but like Jane, after 12 years there is no perfect meal. Enjoy it while you have it.
     
  4. StacyMM

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    I know that fast food is problematic for people, but it's the easiest meal ever in this house. Any meal they eat at McDonald's that includes fries is beautiful to watch on the Dexcom. Doesn't matter if it's paired with a grilled chicken wrap, a bacon cheeseburger, nuggets, anything. Those fries just make every other food work. Both kids, too. I had always loved it for DD and figured I was just lucky but DS's diabetes came along and it works for him, too. And it's only McDonald's - not Wendy's, not Burger King, not Dairy Queen. I heart McDonald's fries!
     
  5. rgcainmd

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    So nice to hear that other parents feed their T1D child fast food on occasion. I was afraid that this was a crime punishable by excommunication from this Forum.

    So here's my confession: I let my daughter have "The Usual" from Taco Hell up to about four times a month. "The Usual" consists of a Beefy 5-layer Burrito, a side of Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes (sans sour cream), and for dessert, 4 Cinnabon Delights. Not quite perfect, but after an extended bolus, she's still alive.
     
  6. funnygrl

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    Packaged cans of soup with nice carb labels if I eat the whole thing. No guess work.
     
  7. Lee

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    Fluffernutter works like magic.
     
  8. kiwikid

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    Fluffernutter ???
     
  9. Beach bum

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    Jane, it's a New England thing. Marshmallow "fluff" and peanut butter. It's a ooey gooey marshmallow substance. Great for filling in cracks in the wall:welcoming:
    http://www.marshmallowfluff.com/the-fluffernutter/
     
  10. sszyszkiewicz

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    ...and meals that DON'T. 4 chocolate chip eggo waffles and eggs 65g carbs

    Spiked him to 300 two days in a row, and STUCK there for a couple of hours, even with a correction. It's like he never had any insulin at all !
     
  11. mamattorney

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    Funny, my kids love frozen breakfast (as we call it) and eat it quite often. My t1 daughter barely spikes from any of it.
     
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    My kids both eat frozen mini pancakes for breakfast in the morning. And they eat when they are still frozen with nothing on them. I think they are weirdos but it makes getting them breakfast so easy for me!

    I don't think they have a huge effect on my daughters numbers but we don't have a cgm so i don't know about spikes.
     
  13. lohmggcjr

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    We just recently had donuts from dunkin donuts. We have not had any type of donut since dx almost 2 years ago. We bought some as a dessert one night last week. I was waiting for the high, and it never came! I thought it was a fluke and she had another for breakfast. The same thing, waited for the high...and it never came :) I was totally surprised.
     
  14. Mommy For Life

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    We don't eat fast food except Rubio's and Chipotle. In fact, we might need a 12 step program for going to these places waaaaay to often. I've got the Rubio's meal bolus dialed in for DD perfectly. She has a kid's quesadilla meal with black beans and rice. 88 g 50/50 combo bolus for 2 hours. Sadly, Chipotle is much tougher. I am not sure what is in the rice or beans or quesadilla there, but it can cause crazy numbers hours and hours later. Temp basals are our friend when we eat there.

    At home soups are great on the bg, homemade or in a can from Trader Joes. Tomatoes from the garden with basil and mozzarella cheese are both yummy and easy on the bg. Pizza made on whole wheat lavash bread has been good this summer. It's trial and error for most meals, we do our best to count carbs, bolus, correct if necessary and move on. :cwds:
     

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