Lunch out with friends today at a local restaurant that we go to pretty often…
I normally test before I order just to help me figure out what I can order. I was at 126. One of my friends and I have come up with a great ordering stategy at this restaurant. We each order a cup of soup and together we order one sandwich, which we then split. Our waitress even splits it up on our bill for us, although we don’t ask her to do that. I also ordered a diet soda as did everyone else.
Drinks came and our lunch took a lot longer to arrive. I’d been sipping on the drink while waiting. When the food arrived I was going to do a bolus from the earlier bg but for some reason, did another test. New bg was 177. I knew I could not have jumped that much so I did another test (3 strips in 30 minutes???) and that one was 178. Well, damn! I sat there thinking about my morning. I’d had nothing to eat since breakfast. Dexcom had said I was dropping slowly whenever I checked during the morning.
It had to be the soda. Our waitress knows us. She knows I have diabetes. She’s very good about stressing to the bar person that my drink has to be diet.
This one couldn’t have been.
Thankfully, I had not finished the whole glass, hadn’t even had half. So, I added some extra carbs to my ping thing and let it figure it out. I have to be honest, I don’t even know how many carbs are in a regular coke/pepsi. (39.9 for a 12 oz can of Coke, 42 for Pepsi, according to Calorie King)
The waitress brought me ice water, and took the soda off my bill. I know the owners of the restaurant and will speak to them but, later. It’s a turkey place and they’re pretty busy this week. And regrettably, this is not the first time this has happened (at this restaurant), I think. This is the first time I’ve done a second test though. There have been several instances where I’m unexplainably high after eating there but I have always blamed myself for lousy carb counting or eating too many french fries. And yes, I’ve learned my lesson. I’ll be ordering just water or coffee when I eat there in the future. Or – bring my own diet soda with me! (No, I still can’t taste the difference – I don’t know why???)
In other news – we’re supposed to get lots of snow tonight and tomorrow.
Tonight:Thickening clouds with snow arriving before midnight and continuing overnight, some snow could be heavy overnight with several inches possible by morning. Lows in the upper 20s with east winds near 10 mph.
Wednesday: Snow (heavy at times early) tapering off early in the afternoon, possibly as a wintry mix. Total snowfall of 6-12 inches possible, with locally higher totals along the higher terrain.
We’re not going anywhere for Thanksgiving so that’s okay with me. The husband hit the grocery store today to finish up our list so we’re sort of “good to go.” Well, except for the turkey because we have to pick that up Thanksgiving afternoon at the turkey restaurant. I’m sure we’ll be plowed by then. I hope we’re plowed by then… Yeah, we will be plowed by then.