-  Diary of an Adventure   -  Traveling diabetic #18


Jan here.


Terry has figured out that Pho, without noodles, is on the menu as ‘Chen them’ and when ordered with ‘Tai’, it comes with small pieces of beef. The only problem being that they serve it in a ramekin type dish, which means that I’m not only perched on a tiny chair at a low table, but trying to eat soup from what feels like a thimble! Etiquette being that you do not lift the Pho dish from the table. It gets messy.

Our default salad of bamboo stalk with sea food has been removed from the menu. Shredded chicken with cabbage (not that daw cabbage strip is anything to get excited about) the next best option. Or rather it would be if they didn’t drown it in a dressing loaded with sugar. 

Back to cashew nuts.

Blood sugars

High 10.7 mmol/L
Low 4.5 mmol/L

In his time Jan has been an electronics, nuclear and power system engineer, a strategist, a humanitarian and an artist. A career path linked by creativity and innovative thinking. Initially trained at the Johannesburg College of Art, Jan has won numerous international awards and has exhibited nationally and internationally. He can be found in his studio ‘Jandreart’ located at Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna.


  • Ann Raats

    Dear Jan

    Seems there is no easy solution. I would be a good idea when you sent your sugar levels if besides yours you gave the acceptable levels you are aiming for. Unfortunately, or fortunately this Mother of yours has never had to deal with sugar levels except to feel sorry for friends and now family who may have diabetes.

    So happy the suns out. now you will have memories of Vietnam in the sunshine too.

    Love and blessings


    November 16, 2017
    • Good point

      Blood sugars
      High 10.7 mmol/L (2 hours after meal target, 7.8 mmol/L)
      Low 4.5 mmol/L (Fasting target 4 – 6mmol/L)

      November 17, 2017

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