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  1. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Oracle

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    I am in Clitheroe. :)
     
  2. derry60

    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I was suffering constipation and nothing seemed to work. I thought "Blow it" I will get a couple of red apples and see how I go with one. I had one apple with a substantial amount of cheese. I was very pleased that it had no effect on my blood glucose at all. Maybe the cheese with the apple had something to do with it? Oh and no more problem with the constipation
     
  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Oracle

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    Yes, the substantial amount of cheese (fat) will have slowed down the absorption. However, apples are high on the insulin index, which is a downside of eating them. It isn't just glucose spikes we have to be careful of, it is insulin spikes too.
     
  4. derry60

    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for this information Bluetit. I will only eat an apple if I get constipated,not on a regular basis
     
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  5. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Oracle

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    Have you tried flaxseed?
     
  6. Grateful

    Grateful Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had bad constipation when I first started low-carb.

    This was largely solved by:
    • Adding a tablespoon of pure wheat bran to breakfast. Very high-carb, but small quantity.
    • Hydration (at least two liters of water per day, in addition to drinks with meals).
    • Edited to add: I also eat keto seed crackers, typically with cheese.
     
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    #26 Grateful, Nov 4, 2017 at 1:31 PM
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    Bill_Tanner Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you plenty of advice on here but I would never act without advice from my diabetes nurse or GP.... La la land? Change your doctor or your Country!
     
  8. derry60

    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I sometimes have two desert spoons in warm water but does not seem to be doing much,but the apple helped a lot
     
  9. derry60

    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I think that I will be doing that with the bran. I have been doing this Keto for a few months now and keep getting constipated every now and then. I never got constipated before but I ate foods such as sweet potato,cous cous, high fibre bread, fruits and root veg, now obviously they have been cut out of my diet. I must admit I am bad for not drinking enough water. I just never really get thirsty, never have which is suprising since I was told that my sugar was in the high (but not diabetic range)
     
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    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    If our meter is telling me that my BG is within range, how do I know if my insulin spikes? Sorry still all new to this
     
  11. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Oracle

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    You don't know how high your insulin spikes, which is a big downside. As yet there are no insulin meters. The insulin index is a guide to which foods produce an insulin response. Some of the high insulin foods are quite surprising. Good to know that butter is the lowest. :)

    https://public.tableau.com/profile/christoffer.green#!/vizhome/InsulinogenicFoodData/Dashboard1

    http://www.mendosa.com/blog/?p=3624

    http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/93/5/984/T1.expansion.html
     
  12. Grateful

    Grateful Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just be aware that wheat bran is pretty much pure carbs. Works for me, in small quantities.
     
  13. derry60

    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I have just pinched a couple of dessert spoons from my sons all bran. I added hot water. Yes it is high carb, but two flat desert spoons shouldn't hurt
     
  14. derry60

    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I see. So we could be eating things that our meter say is ok,but maybe not? Arggg lol Thank you for the links. I am going to read up on them now
     
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  15. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Oracle

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    One of the problems with T2 diabetes is insulin resistance. The more insulin we produce, the worse the resistance becomes and the fattier our livers become, and of course weight gain. It is also thought that it is high insulin levels that are to blame for inflammation issues, CVD and so forth, making it just as important to keep insulin levels down as it is to keep glucose levels down.
     
  16. derry60

    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Oh, am I reading wrong that cucumber is high? Think that we should live on butter ; )
     
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    I avoid all commercial pre-prepared cereals, including All Bran, because of possible added sugars.

    I just checked Kellogg's All Bran and it has 6 grams of sugar (presumably, added sugar) per half-cup serving.

    I buy pure wheat bran in 20-ounce packets from the supermarket here in America. A standard 15-gram serving contains 6g of dietary fiber, zero grams of sugar and 10 grams of carbs. I have 8g of wheat bran (one tablespoon) with my breakfast so about 5 grams of carbs.
     
    #37 Grateful, Nov 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM
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  18. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Oracle

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    Sounds like a good plan. :)
     
  19. derry60

    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I am pre-diabetic but obviously, have to be careful. I go by what peeps eat on this forum, meat, fish, salad, veg, cheese, and eggs l berries and cream. macadamia nuts and seeds, olive oil etc plenty of green veg
     
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    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    On the box it says 7.2 sugars for 40 grams. I did not have anything like that much so should be ok. I weighed them on the scaled with my two dessertspoons and the scale did not move lol. I will buy some pure bran also,best to be safe. Thank you for the advice
     
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