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Chips

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by sachin, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. sachin

    sachin · Member

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    Are we allowed? 'Cos I have an urge.
     
  2. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    Not a great idea! :D Suggest cold shower till the urge goes away!! :lol: :lol: Chips 45.2 gm carbs per 150gm depending on whether they are homemade or not,could be even higher!
     
  3. acron^

    acron^ · Well-Known Member

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    God, I miss chips.
     
  4. timo2

    timo2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi sachin,

    The frying process can dampen the effect of chips on bloodsugar. You really need to do a bit of intensive testing so that you can decide for yourself which foods to give a wide berth.

    Anything with potato in it will tend to give your pancreas a thorough workout.

    Regards,
    timo.
     
  5. LizzieP

    LizzieP · Well-Known Member

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    I think we are allowed to give ourselves the odd treat!! :)
     
  6. wiflib

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

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    Not exactly low-carb as such but better than spuds are butternut squash chips. Peel, cut and fry as usual. Very tasty and very like the real thing. I fry mine in olive oil because it buy and use it by the bucketful. It may be worth using an oil or fat that reaches a higher temperature for better results. Nice bit of beef dripping mayhap?

    wiflib
     
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    hanadr · Expert

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    A single chip stolen off a non-diabetic friend's plate contains no carbs or calories 8)
    Hana
     
  8. caitycakes1

    caitycakes1 · Well-Known Member

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    Had about 6 chips sandwiched between two slices of Fergus's bread the other night. Absolute heaven. First time in a year and bs levels were ok. YIPEEEEEEEE!

    caitycakes x
     
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    I gave in on holiday and stole a whole ONE chip off my sons plate, it tasted greasy and disgusting and I left half... I was sooo pleased I wasn't missing out after all! 8)
     
  10. oojimmyfllip

    oojimmyfllip · Member

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    if I eat a chip butty now i will suffer for it in three weeks time when my sugars shoot up-always a delayed action but I always suffer for it and the suffering is usually loss of vision/focus and high b/s for a long period. (Not worth the five mins pleasure).

    regards nigel.
     
  11. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    Hi.

    I know some foods are slow acting carbs.....but 3 weeks ?? :shock:
     
  12. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been doing this lately:

    1) Cut COURGETTES (that's right, ourgettes) into chunky chip size peices.
    2) Fry 'emin a hot pan in a mixture of butter and olive oil.
    3) Fry until browned on all sides.
    4) Chuck some salt on 'em and go nuts...

    They'll do for a low carb alternative. make sure the pan is VERY hot - to low and th ecourgettes will turn to mush.
     
  13. inwales

    inwales · Well-Known Member

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    You could soak the chips in lots of vinegar!
     
  14. malky

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    i have chips about 2 or 3 times a week and just do my usually and adjust my insulin accordingly so yes you can have chips
     
  15. Spiral

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    I had chips when I was on holiday last week :oops: Sat by the harbour in Oban with my son, eating chips and veggie haggis :oops: on Saturday. I fell far from the low/reduced carb waggon on Saturday and Sunday :oops:

    I don't know if I caught the height of the spike, but it did go up to 9.4 :oops: :oops: I am now back on the straight and narrow.

    Potato sends my blood sugar through the roof, but at a slightly slower pace if combined with large quantities of fat :oops:
     
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    stewcose · Active Member

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    I have found if you eat chips in a dark room the carbs have no effect on your bs. But you must remember to test your bs under the same circumstances. GREAT
     
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    Aw, don't you just love the humour on here. It's better than the telly any day. Haven't laughed so much in ages Stewcose. :lol:

    Caitycakes x
     
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    peecee Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    **** it!! now i've read this thread i fancy some chips :(
     
  19. inwales

    inwales · Well-Known Member

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    Don't they make wild chips like they have wild rice which is a grass?
     
  20. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    Probably ,but they are very difficult to catch!! :D
     
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