Tonight I made a deliberate decision to cheat on my diet to see what would happen. We ordered in a pizza for dinner and I know that I can have only one to two small slices at most. Tonight I was very hungry and decided to eat an extra slice, then do my regular post dinner exercise to see how badly the extra carbs would effect my blood sugar.
Well, I found out all right. My number skyrocketed by 4 points. FOUR! That has not happened since my diagnosis. The only carbs in my meal were from the pizza crust and I am guessing there is a fair amount of sugar also added to the flour mixture. I admit my numbers both before and after dinner were well within the acceptable range, BUT to go up 4 points after one meal is not good.
I don't eat pizza any more as a rule, (tonight was partly treat and partly experiment), so it will be weeks or even months before I eat pizza again and that is a good thing. Next time it will be one slice only. Next time will be a long time coming. I don't even want to think about what kind of a spike on blood glucose I would have experienced had I not bothered to exercise after I ate......NIGHTMARE!!