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Any decent low carb breakfast cereals out there?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by paulloseby, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's double digit amounts of sugar per meal even using the misleading method of "added sugar" (should take total carbs and divide by 4, for the real sugar amount). It is possible to potentially get the extra years of life, minimal or no complications with great tasting varieties of food, and for me a better chance at health, vitality and less medical intervention in the last say 10 years.
     
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  2. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well AFM seems to be offsetting it with insulin so as long as his levels are managed, he can continue with his weetabix and toast and enjoy his life.
     
  3. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    That's fine for him. In the context of the OP's question it would fulfil the nice tasting aspect, others can decide if these choices would be good for their Type 2.
     
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  4. BaliRob

    BaliRob Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Breakfast is usually the most difficult for most diabetics. The choice for myself resulted as follows:- For more years than I can remember I had two Weetabix (UK) with milk and sugar (yes, a boring fellow I know) because I just wanted petrol for the engine but then came the shock of being diagnosed. Obviously stopped the sugar immediately but, as everyone on this Forum (in those days) said bananas are good for you replaced the sugar with said banana. Then I became the proud possessor of a One Touch Ultra meter - horror upon horror - that combination took me to 17 most mornings. Then I learned that some of you cannot even look at a banana without your sugars skyrocketing!! Stopped the banana and tested with just two Weetabix biscuits - down came my BS to a more reasonable level but still too high. Experimented with low calcium milk and just ONE Weetabix. Result almost respectable readings. Then I came to Bali and Weetabix became Weetbix - same exercise but with worse readings. I continued in this manner for a few years until about 12 months ago when I read an article about Starbucks main breakfast being PORRIDGE and had been its main serving for the past 8 years. Then went to Google and low and behold found that porridge for countless reasons was one of the best food for us humans from so many gurus and medical specialists that I thought so many eminent persons cannot be wrong especially as cholesterol and sugars were mentioned so many times
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    The result - for the past year my blood sugars two hours after breakfast have averaged <7 which for me is astounding. and only affected if I had been naughty the night before. Moral of this long missive is that do not believe all that you read - try each food for yourself and do not think Weetabix is the same as Weetbix, for example.

    By the way - DO NOT - pay too much attention to Metformin (Glucophage) being the solution for a Type 2's woes because it is not - I came off Metformin after learning that it was contra-indicated with Congestive Heart Failure and all other heart conditions the same time I started on porridge AND HAVE NEVER FELT BETTER. Similar as to when I took myself off Statins.
     
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  5. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    But if as he says his average levels are 8 mmol/l then I don't think he is managing his Type 2 especially well.
    Maybe the weetabix and toast aren't such a great idea after all.
    Thoughts @AFM ?
     
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  6. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Just to jog everyone's memory... ;)

    Those with the status of bolusing for what one eats does not meet the OP's request suggestions, taking the thread in the wrong direction.
    To avoid detection &/or further deletion, lets keep some adhesion to the topic in question...

    Double thanks in advance..


    @paulloseby > Here are some prepped up breakfast ideas for you. including cereals. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/meal-prep-breakfasts
     
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  7. Madge 2

    Madge 2 Don't have diabetes · Member

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    Professor Kealey CURED his own T2D by following the information and advice in his book. I was merely trying to give the member that same option. How is that so reprehensible?
     
  8. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Madge 2 ,

    Good morning.

    Please have a little look through the thread again, paying particular attention to the OP's managment of his condition.
    & then focus on the suggestions by IDs..?

    You may then wish to re-evaluate the nature of your enquiry on my action.. ;)

    Regards.

    J>
     
  9. Madge 2

    Madge 2 Don't have diabetes · Member

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    Sorry, I have no idea what you mean. What are OPs and IDs? On second thoughts, please don't waste time replying, I find these forums far too confusing and difficult to manage to bother with them any more. I shall cancel my membership. Goodbye
     
  10. Hampshire_Lad

    Hampshire_Lad · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I'm trying this delicious looking concoction tomorrow for breakfast
    As a new convert to avacado i'm looking forward to trying it with eggs and bacon. My mouth is watering already!
     
  11. callieuk

    callieuk Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Avocado and bacon ... Mmm. We buy cooked strips in tescos and add them both to salad for lunches too.
     
  12. millenium

    millenium Carer · Well-Known Member

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    There are many kinds of oat products. Ranging from instant oat (raise bgl the fatest) to steel cut oats (the slowest). Oat bran has more fibre and lesser carb than normal oats.

    Depending on your carb tolerance, you may want to try the more bg friendly type. Also, if taken before exercise body tend to tolerate carb better should you wish to take some. Use a glucometer to help u determine what is alright for u.
     
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  13. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    The abbreviation "OP" means Original Poster.
    The abbreviation "ID" means Identity.

    It's not confusing if you take the time to read and digest the info, and ask a question if you get stuck about something.

    Avocado and cheese and bacon in a low carb wrap are pretty good as well. :D
     
  14. PaulNo

    PaulNo Type 1 · Newbie

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    I have a ham, cheese or mushroom omelette.
    However, the all-diabetes pro cycling team, team Novo Nordisk, have porridge every morning. Their coach won't travel abroad without it.

     
  15. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Am I correct in thinking they are all Type 1's? Novo Nordisk being one of the companies that monetised Banting's free gift of insulin to the world and made billions?
     
  16. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Yup. They are all T1s on insulin, with (presumably) a great medical team in the background helping them to fine tune their training, their diets and their insulin.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_Novo_Nordisk

    Very inspiring, but a TOTALLY different situation from the T2 who started this thread and asked ‘are their any decent low carb breakfast cereals out there?’
     
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