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Bread ... why?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by bulkbiker, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    and of course people with no bread don't get the spikes (well not from bread anyway)..

    edit to add let's get this thread back on course...!
     
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    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad someone has been able to discern a course in this thread!
     
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  3. AdamJames

    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm doing my first ever full-on OGTT in real time. Next reading will be the 60 minute mark.

    It's very sobering. So far, the numbers are telling me

    1) I am in fact diabetic, I hadn't been imagining it
    2) I'm going to need a bigger meter
    3) I shouldn't be eating bread
    4) I certainly shouldn't be doing an OGTT
     
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  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I hope you didn't use fried bread for your 75 of glucose..!
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    Probably a dry wheetabix and a fried marmite sandwich
     
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    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Haha! I went all conventional and used Rapilose. It's not a patch on Warburtons, but it will have to do!
     
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    Its potatoes I miss the most...
    but bread is a staple food for most for breakfast and lunch.
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Apart from bringing back some weird childhood memories, the smell of bread is evocative. Home baked bread and the smell of toast makes me feel good and reminds me of my mum. I can do without it most of the time except when I have a boiled egg and definitely need soldiers.
     
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  9. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I have watched "The Crown" on Netflix, in the second series, one episode is about Charles and the DoE is giving him a bit of a serve while Charles is having his breakfast soft boiled egg/s.

    Charles has two flunkies cutting his toast into "soldiers" for him, which I found funny.
     
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    Diane fluteplayer Type 1 · Active Member

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    I used to like the Lidl rolls - didn’t realise they were no longer available! Shame. I don’t low carb as such but I have reduced it a lot
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I make my own soldiers.
    This is fun
    [​IMG]
     
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    lbd Family member · Member

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    We are lucky downunder with one product that The Low Carb Dietitian put my T2 Mum on.
    Not sure if its available outside Australia, but its very tasty. Im not T1 or T2, but I freeze it, and enjoy it occasionally , toasted with eggs...

    https://hermanbrot.com.au/products/low-carb-bread/

    herman.jpg
     
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  13. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks for the link @lbd, just checked and they sell it at the Stockland Shopping Centre Westpoint Centre Shop 3A, 107 Takalvan St, near where we shop in Bundaberg.

    Will be checking it out next shopping day. :D

    Edit: Put the correct shopping centre in.
     
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    BaliRob Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have two medium thickness (without crusts) slices of bread which, togerther with sausages, chicken, cheese, tomatoes, fish, etc., etc, give so many suggestions for diabetic meals - the slices are not high in carbs - for my evening/late meal. STOP this insanity or die of starvation and not Diabetes - come on !!??
     
  15. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    What "insanity" ? not eating bread because it spikes blood sugar? It's hardly a food essential now is it?
     
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    Die of starvation?? Relying on bread or die??

    I've not ate bread and still here! 6 months of bread when recommended by certain medics and other diabetic... well, no. Never. And I'm a T1 so can supposedly inject for it.

    For me certain foods add to my colon problems and bread is certainly one.

    If I have a slither of a piece my meds that night for my colon will have to triple..

    I havent starved. Sure with cancer I lost too much weight but that was due to other problems. I got a good BMI of 21 and certainly not starved!!
     
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    I bought a small unsliced loaf of wholemeal bread today, from my local Tesco's. I ate the end slice, with the crust, it was absolutely yummy. Only about 10 grams of carbs. Hello B vitamins, I said, let me consume you, hello magnesium, hello phosphorous, hello manganese, hello selenium, and hello to some iron too.

    It was crunchy, chewy, fresh, absolutely gorgeous.

    Apparently, according to an article in the Daily Mail :) the more you enjoy what you eat, the more vitamins you absorb.

    Then I said "Why, freshly baked, unsliced bread, are you so delicious?"
     
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    check out Amylopectin A and you might not eat bread again
     
  19. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I probably won't eat it again anyway!
     
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  20. AdamJames

    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I can testify that it is quite possible to put on weight without eating bread. You aren't exactly removing a food group by cutting out bread and it certainly won't lead to either malnutrition or starvation!
     
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