Fasting glucose is 4.9 mmol/L Β (88 mg/dl) today. Another wonderful start to a high carb day. Yet again I am astounded that the starchivore diet allows me to achieve excellent blood sugar control on only 1 insulin injection. Today I’ll eat 700 grams of carbs, 90 grams protein and 20 grams fat. Covered by all of 6 units of Levemir.

Before breakfast I walk along the beach, just on sunrise. Today a group of Torres Strait islander men are working their net in the shallows, hopeful for a feed. Smoke curls up from a small fire nearby on the beach. All ready for breakfast. The men are singing, a gentle sound that mixes pleasantly with the whisper of the waves and the silence of the sunrise.

The scene brings back happy memories of our time living on remote Cape York peninsula, of the sailing voyages to Pera Head and Janey Creek, of cooking fish and damper on the still glowing ashes of last night’s campfire. Of the comradeship of my good friend Bob, who departed this life at a time far too soon. Although long deceased he is there still and again whenever the symbols of beach and bread, fire and fish come together.

Like the Rabbi from Nazareth in the Galilee.