OK, so I'm a little excited!! *LOL*
Those that have been reading know that we were fighting the one hour breakfast number, and simply could not get that number under 140 with his preferred breakfast of cold cereal, although ALL the rest of the numbers were "normal for non-diabetic". That one-hour breakfast number was still in the "normal for diabetic" range, but not low enough to be "normal for normal" range....
So this weekend we went to a fairly large sized town and found a Trader Joes.... ok, so I was there for the chocolate covered nibs.... so good.... but we decided to look at their cereal and see if they had anything with protein.... well even the "healthy" cereals didn't have much protein. But on the other side of the aisle, they had protein powders.... OK, I don't really like protein powders, but we aren't finding anything with the amount of protein that his body needs first thing in the morning without all the other things too... so I looked.
They had 4 different brands.... One hemp, one soy, one whey, and one other (I can't remember)....So we compared everything in the aisle, as always.... it's amazing how many differences there are among similar items, really it is. =0)
We decided to try the whey one. It gives about 23g of protein per scoop (and the lowest amount of everything else). I think that's a LOT. We aren't trying to "bulk up", we just want protein in the morning.... so that he can eat cold cereal. I decided that we could start with about 12g.... so we mixed up a scoop with about a cup with his almond milk. He had half on his cereal this morning, and then his yogurt (because that's what he had been having and we wanted to be able to compare). And his one hour number this morning was 137!!!!!!!!!!
OK, so it's not definitive.... it's only one day and one cereal.... BUT.... it's looking promising! And he can DO this. When I make the almond milk, I can just add it in while making it, since this is the only thing he uses it for and he's the only one drinking it.
So progress!! We also walked 2.3 miles on Sat and 1.3 on Sunday.... and yes, he hit low blood sugars both days. (But we were ready this time!!)
Anyway... this is the FIRST time we have been able to make his number on cold cereal. ***doin the happy dance!!*** So at least we know it's POSSIBLE!! And he doesn't have to put this on his "can not eat" list. =0) Success!! *LOL*