Traveling diabetic #19


Jan here.

Can Tho City – Mekong Delta

An organised tour, with nothing in our control, other than being ultra cautious.

Elephant ear fish, presented whole, on a rack, with all the pride of a prize catch. The flesh is peeled from the fish and wrapped in rice paper with greens and more noodles than anything else. Served with a chilli sauce, it didn’t taste like much. Ginger chicken bits, spring rolls and a plate of green beans and carrot. The dressing the worry.

Particularly after a morning of being shown through the other delicacies of the Mekong Delta. Coconut candy made from caramelised coconut juice, sugared ginger, rice popcorn, sticky rice cakes with honey and peanuts, jasmine tea with honey and kumquat, rice flower and sesame seed cake. Fortunately they were happy with small, polite samples.

A modest supper of green mango salad and pork spring rolls.

Blood sugars

High 7.3 mmol/L (2 hours after meal target, less than 7.8 mmol/L)

Low 5.6 mmol/L (Fasting target 4 – 6mmol/L)

Traveling diabetic #9


Jan here.

Flamingo Cruise – Ho Long Bay

Set menu’s, trampoline sugars, hidden, unavoidable. Rice and the dessert easier to ignore. 

A seafood soup starter, followed by prawn and green mango salad. ‘Flamingo’ spring rolls and a main course of bass with cabbage. There was a sweet peanut sauce with the salad and the bass was glazed with a sweet sticky sauce.

Dinner of banana flower and beef salad, with pork spring rolls, which I helped to make! Mixed sea food skewer and chicken casserole with stir fried veg. Tasty, if not quite to the standard that Terry has been preparing at the cooking school.

They accommodatingly provided watermelon, rather than the prepared dessert and peanuts. Which, were still coated with a salt-sugar mix.

Blood sugars

High 8.2 mmol/L

Low 4.8 mmol/L