First off, I know this probably sounds absolutely ridiculous. But… I freaking love Ramen. I’m not totally sure why. I think it might just be my love of soup combined with my love of thrifty shopping, but I eat it almost everyday for lunch.
I know I wrote the other day about how I haven’t been eating white bread or pasta, but this is my only real exception. The awesome thing is though, I have pretty much perfected my “Ramen bolus.” Each pack is around 52g of carbs. I bolus my 5.2 units (by the way, I love having a 1:10 carb ratio… it makes math really easy!) about 20 to 30 minutes before I start making the Ramen. I also have to factor in what my blood sugar is before I decide on how long I need to wait. If I’m on the lower side, I don’t wait as long. If I’m on the higher side, I wait much longer.
This may seem pretty obvious, but it’s a huge step for me, and the CGM has really helped me make this work! My post prandial blood sugars have been stellar since I figured this all out.
I know it also may just seem silly that I worked so hard to be able to eat a 10 cent pack of microwavable noodles, but what can I say? They are just that yummy to me. Shrimp ramen is my favorite! And I always sprinkle some cayenne pepper into it to give it a kick. I also love “oriental” ramen because I can use a few drops of “rooster sauce” to spice it up.
I think this is a great example of how you can eat just about anything as a diabetic if you can figure out how to cover it properly.