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Cant find a cereal that doesn't shoot my blood sugar right up!

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Ley666, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Stephen Ponder’s ‘Sugar Surfing’ is a good example of ways to think about blood sugar control.
     
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    649tom · Newbie

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    My 5yr old Daughter was diagnosed 2wks ago. Our nurse advised us to stick with what she eats and to not change a thing. (Only limit snacks to 15gm of carbs in between meals).
    Breakfast is our main spike by a mile. Our nurse advised today to pre-bolus 15mins before cereal so we'll try that tomorrow.
    We switched her cereal from Aldi Cocopops which were about 37gms of carbs per 100gms to a Kellogs cereal that was advertised to be a healthy option for kids. It contains about 27gms of carbs per 100gms and about 8 times more fibre that the cocopops but the spike height and length didn't change.

    We're still at the stage of not wanting to mess with her meals too much just in case she decides she's not going to eat.
    Meals times are still nerve racking for me once that bolus goes in.
     
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  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Did you factor in the milk? I find milk (Lactose.) can be a bit of a "wild card."
     
  4. Circuspony

    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's eye opening how much sugar is in kid's cereals - horrendous when you think about the long term impact on their health and teeth!

    In time as she gets used to life as a T1D and you get a better understanding of her ratios it's worth playing around with the lower sugar ones to see how she does. Some of us do well on slow release porridge for instance - but that spikes other people.

    Good luck!
     
  5. SMS1

    SMS1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's not that quick to prepare ( but it's feasible once you get the hang of it) but I found this Keto Coconut Porridge with coconut cream,coconut flour, butter, small amount of psyllium husk, 1 egg and salt very filling,lasting a long time and no spikes at all as per meter.

    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-coconut-porridge
     
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  6. Ley666

    Ley666 · Active Member

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    I feel this may be the route I'm going to go down, and just take dextrose sweets with me, such a pain in the butt!!!
     
  7. Ley666

    Ley666 · Active Member

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    That sounds delish!!!! Thank you I will have to try this
     
  8. Ley666

    Ley666 · Active Member

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    See I always drink skimmed milk, am I needing fat in there as well since it's a huge carb hit?
     
  9. Ley666

    Ley666 · Active Member

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    Hiya nice to meet a fellow devices diabetic!
    The risk of a hypo at work is too much for me, it's too distracting as well. Yeah that cos make more sense to have the protein and no Insulin instead of carbs. Thank you
     
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    Ley666 · Active Member

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    You will get there! Sounds like ypure doing fantastic already, it's worrying but once you learn how to act on things like hypos and highs the anxiety will leave you. Keep up the good work guy!
     
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  11. Ley666

    Ley666 · Active Member

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    No I'm on novorapid and from what I'm reading....I'm needing a faster acting insulin. Basal is humulin. Again I'm not keen on it as of decades when it wants to kick in, all different times of the day it decides to disappear and come back. So no half units for me, I have my consultant on Wednesday going to get the insulin changed
     
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    Ley666 · Active Member

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    I am deffs seeing about changing my insulin, I've always just thought I am super resistant to Insulin, I'm not it's the rubbish novorapid.
     
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    Ley666 · Active Member

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    I've thrown it in the bin! Causing more stress than good Haha. So many great recipes and ideas I'm getting, been living a very sheltered all bran life
     
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    Ley666 · Active Member

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    Ooo this sounds ideal. Where do u get it from??
     
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    Ley666 · Active Member

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    Hiya
    Yeah I'm never hungry in the morning anyway, was just always convinced I need carbs in the morning to keep me going -, I absolutely don't! If anything they make me more tired and sluggish. I'm going to cook boiled eggs the night before and some kippers! Much nicer anyway eh
     
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    I'm going to switch to protein instead. Been convinced for years that I need carbs as I'm.surrounded by dieticians etc, donf need them at all. I wish I liked yogurt it seems go be everyones go to.
     
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    Yes. And she drinks it. Semi skimmed.
     
  18. Jollymon

    Jollymon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When I used to eat breakfast I found that my I:C ratio had to be twice that of any other time of the day. But in loading up that kind of insulin I’d always crash after DP ended around 11 AM. So I started to eat less, and then I dosed less and I crashed less. Then I went to skipping breakfast and didn’t crash at all. That trial and error is how I got to where I am now.

    It’s a choice. You have to be the one who has to decide.
     
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  19. Hill28

    Hill28 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I quit breakfast long ago, because of the dawn effect (rising values even by only standing up, even without eating). Cereals i also quit as almost all of them contain huge amounts of sugar, which give you the spike.

    weetabix is one of the few cereals that doesnt contain added sugar. Its carbs last longer.
    You could also try to switch to lactose-free milk, which has fewer carbs. Or you could choose soy milk without added sugar. All this will possibly help to avoid a spike.
     
  20. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Back in my day, milk was recomended for hypos. (Some dismiss that these days due to the delay with the content of fat?)
    I still remember the illustrated book gifted by the doc on my diagnosis..No CGMs or even meters back then, "he tells mummy he feels funny & she gives him milk."

    However, it's still my "go to" on a low if I happen to be near a fridge.. Pulled me out of a 2.6er on waking this morning. That was semi.

    If your child changes her mind on food after the bolus has gone in? If she can be tempted by milk? This may just help.

    Best wishes.
     
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