The gauntlet was thrown in this thread: can we find a way to accommodate banana splits and milk shakes?
So, here is my thought: log in this thread your dosage and BG track for a banana split or a milkshake! Let’s see if we can find dosing formulas that work well with some members or groups! Imho, just trying shows the right spirit
The rule: it can be a homemade or a store-bought version – but either way it must be DELICIOUS, certainly no worse than a good store-bought version.
As this is not an experiment that can be made every day, I am not expecting that we should see daily posts in this thread
So, the other day (before this thread was born), I thought I would be really nice after he had a run, and I attempted to concoct a banana split milkshake. But I didn’t have ice cream, so I blended chocolate milk, a frozen banana, hot fudge sauce, some ice, and then some blueberries and raspberries (because I needed even more carbs in there to reach the replacement amount mentioned on another thread here)…and it was gross. And there were 4 cups of it! Like a large 4 cup measuring cup full of this stuff! I poured it into two pint glasses and delivered it to EH. And he drank it all - like a champion.
Turns out, a banana split is one thing, a milkshake is another, and in my future, never the twain shall meet.
OK, we are getting ready for a banana split challenge tomorrow for lunch. I went shopping today (Step 1) and got bananas, three flavors of ice cream, the makings for three toppings (hot fudge, caramel, and strawberry fudge), strawberries (to replace maraschino cherries that I could not find in a small container) and nuts. We will report on the experiment!
Haha, that’s my problem then! I’ve never deliberately made myself start going low before. Guess that will be an experiment when I get my CGM; way too afraid to try that kind of thing with just finger pricks.
The best way to see it is have both and do a comparison. Which one shows the drop sooner and how much sooner, things like that.
When your BG is flat, they will both be the same. Because if your BG is not changing, it doesn’t matter if the CGM is 20 minutes delayed. If it hasn’t changed in 20 minutes, they will both be exactly the same. But once it is rising or falling, that is when you compare them.
It is a little different for everyone. You have to do tests and comparisons yourself to see what the delay is for you personally.