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Chickpeas and rise in blood sugar

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by biren1973, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. biren1973

    biren1973 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I read from some online resources that chickpeas are good to control your blood sugar. So I had chickpeas wrapped in a wholemeal flour roll and had it for my lunch. I also had salad with it. My blood sugar was 6.7 before lunch and jumped to 10 just after 2 hours of my lunch. I m bit worried about it. Has anyone experienced similar?

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  2. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I won't eat chickpeas nor wholemeal anything.
     
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  3. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Expert

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    Chickpeas are starchy. Starches are carbs, carbs turn to glucose once ingested. Same goes for your wrap, I'm afraid. Sorry. :(

    https://josekalsbeek.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-nutritional-thingy.html <-- might help clarify things a little... It's everything I wish someone'd told me when I started out on this journey, maybe it'll help you too.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Without you telling us if you know what kind of rise wholemeal flour roll or salad gives you it seems very difficult to know what part the chickpeas played. Maybe not as blunt as @xfieldok but I would suggest most here certainly wouldn't eat both chick peas and wholemeal roll together even if they experimented/rolled the dice with one or t'other. At least you tested and know the rise - well, under the unique combination of factors today anyhow.
     
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  5. biren1973

    biren1973 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I am a vegetarian and don't have much options left for my lunch or dinner. I had the impression that chickpeas and beans are good for diabetes. But I think I am wrong. I never expected it will go 10 which worries me quite lot. I take only one metformin in the night. Doctor was advising me to take two, but I try to control it with my diet and life style changes. But possibly I will go with two metformin.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Sympathy for the lack of options. At least my options are only circumscribed by personal preference. Not sure 2 or any level of metformin a day will ever impact meals containing chickpeas and wholemeal roll(s) but that's just an opinion. Testing and asking questions is always good. Best wishes.
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have a look at the vegetarian forum for alternative ideas.
     
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  8. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Expert

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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Could you do something with cauliflower rice? Lots of ways of dressing it up.
     
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  10. sno0opy

    sno0opy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just try both in isolation and test. I can have chuck peas no issue, but bread will give me a rise. Both together would not be idea for me. I know this because I eat and test, just do some trials but stick to one thing at once before you combine.

    I have houmous all the time for example, but I dip veg in it not bread
     
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  11. sally and james

    sally and james Family member · Well-Known Member

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    When we first came to this forum, almost seven years ago, I remember reading that chickpeas and lentils were OK, or not too bad in the greater scheme of things. The reason for this is that the carbs they contain are mainly/partly oligosaccharides, which we don't digest easily and they have to go further through the digestive tract to be broken down. This, as is well known, can lead to flatulence!
    James loves lentils and chickpeas and has always eaten them in moderation. They don't seem to put up his blood sugar and don't appear to have done him any harm. However, I do remember it being said that it is an individual thing, possibly to do with our personal bacteria and enzymes, some people will deal with them better than others.
    The advice therefor remains, Eat to Your Meter, but test one thing at a time, otherwise you don't know if it was the chickpeas or what you ate with it.
    Sally
    ps This thread, https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/th...-on-morning-testing-please.43857/#post-409108 from six years ago touches on the subject at post 20.
     
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  12. FantomPoet

    FantomPoet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Chick Peas / Humus don't give me much of a rise. Bread however will spike me into double figures, I think that only thinking about the bread would cause a rise. So a chick pea sarnie would be a complete no no for me.
     
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    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Chickpeas are a pulse and so shouldn't in theory do much to the levels......the roll will though....
     
  14. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I react to legumes more than the carbs they contain would indicate - but legumes and bread are starchy carbohydrate and it is the ability to deal with carbohydrates which is broken.
    I can't offer any really useful advice - I chose to eat the lowest carb diet I can enjoy lots of salads and stir fries, but I can only manage at the most 200 calories from carbs and still keep my blood glucose down in single figures.
     
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  15. TriciaWs

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

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    Like others I would not try chickpeas and bread together - but I never eat ordinary bread or rolls any more.
    I am fine with a small amount of hummus rolled up in lettuce leaves - the sesame seed paste (tahini) is much lower in carbs than chickpeas so hummus is better if you want to lower your carb intake.
    Also you could try making 90 second bread, I like the version with some milled flaxseed in it. After cooking just split it and carefully toast the slices.
    And some salads can be high carb depending on what you included. I prefer lettuce, spinach and cucumber as a base for salad lunches. No corn or carrots and very little tomato, but use an olive oil dressing.

    Other than that, maybe hardboiled eggs and cheese for lunch? I make mini muffins with egg, grated cheese and a little double cream. Great cold with a green salad.
     
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  16. biren1973

    biren1973 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I will try that now.
     
  17. Razzamuffin

    Razzamuffin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Chickpeas are good for controlling your bgl, however you may want to review your wholemeal Roll

    I spike on any bread related Foods like many other diabetics.

    However I find that making Chappatis from Whole Wheat doesn't do anything to me so give that a go and see how that works for you. Invest in a skillet.

    Ever Since I cut out the bread, the rice, the Pasta, anything along those lines, My bgl have been perfect.

    Its just a matter of finding what works for you.

    :)
     
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