Pretty much the only pizza I eat these days is office pizza. And the last time I ate office pizza, the results weren’t great.
Today was, once again. Pizza Day at the office. I had one slice, then sneaked out to run home and (a) eat something that won’t kill me, and (b) take Terry out for a very quick walk.
I didn’t measure the blood sugar increase on the lunch slice. But near the end of the day, there was still some leftover pizza. So I grabbed a skinny one.
Blood sugar reading before eating: 138
This reading of 138 was at about 5:30 pm. I had taken my Diabex/Metformin a couple hours earlier, and in the time between I had eaten some dried seaweed and breath mints.
138 for this time of day seems a little high! I suspect those breath mints aren’t actually “sugar free,” but who knows. Maybe I’ll test that someday.
Blood sugar reading after eating: 166
This was an hour after finishing that lone piece of pizza.
So an increase of 28 mg/dL doesn’t sound too bad, right? Compared to the last time I had office pizza, it’s honestly pretty great.
But I do NOT take this as a sign that pizza is anywhere near “safe” to eat. My blood sugar was on its way down, and I say this because 5 minutes before the 138, I was at 141.
Glucose monitor readings do vary a bit, but I hadn’t eaten anything substantial in several hours. Declining blood sugar seems likely. Also, the pizza slice was skinny, so I wasn’t really eating all that much.
This pizza test may not be super helpful by itself. Maybe it will be if I do more pizza tests? I seriously doubt that. Papa John’s pizza, or any other “normal” pizza for that matter, is just always gonna be terrible.
But as long as office pizza keeps happening, I may as well test out a slice here and there.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering why the pic at the top of this post shows a pizza with no cheese … that’s because we ordered it that way! Just one pizza with no cheese for the lactose intolerant crowd.
I just discovered your blog. I absolutely love it! Very interesting, informative and inspiring. I have type 2 diabetes. I just found out this past year. Didn’t really take it seriously until last week when I was hospitalized for 7 days. Your site is a HUGE help for me and gives me hope. It looks like we like the same kind of foo too, lol. Thanks!
Very late reply here, but thanks so much Shane! I hope you’ve got a good handle on the T2 by now. It sucks, but at least it’s manageable.