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High after a salad!!!

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Mal37, May 18, 2018.

  1. Mal37

    Mal37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a greek salad of plum tomatoes, salad leaves, feta cheese and black olives.
    Never eaten it before ... and when I tested after an hour and a quarter (eary with it being a new food) I had gone up to 8 !!!
    I thought salads were okay?
    Does anyone else have an idea why my bg levels spiked?
     
  2. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    What was your bg before you started eating??
    Hard to know if it’s truly a spike if you don’t know where your starting from.
     
  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Could have been a rogue reading, try again. There is also the chance that you had just had a liver dump which would add to the bg. I test the same meal three times before deciding if it goes on my 'safe' list.

    P.S. Also there is the possibility that your hands may have been contaminated especially if you had been handling the tomatoes.
     
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  4. Mal37

    Mal37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh I forgot to say. It was 5,8 beforehand. I am going to retest at 6.15 as it will be two hours then.
     
  5. Boo1979

    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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    Things with a lot of toms can put my sugars up higher than I want. What about the dressing
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  6. luv2spin

    luv2spin Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the above comments.

    Did you add any salad dressing??
     
  7. Mal37

    Mal37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I teted early v.... because it was new food for me. I will retest when exactly two hours though.
     
  8. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with @Guzzler. I would also add that tomatoes can be a problem for some and also maybe add some protein and or fat and it would help.
     
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  9. Mal37

    Mal37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The dressing came with it in a sachet ... Lemon and pepper
     
  10. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Look at the ingredient list. Maybe there was sugar in it.
     
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  11. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Sorry, I need to clarify. I meant that I test a meal on three separate occasions not that I test three times after the single meal.
     
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  12. Mal37

    Mal37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I will do thank you'
     
  13. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    That dressing, having lemon, likely also had a lot of added sugar to balance as well....
     
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  14. luv2spin

    luv2spin Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    sachets and Lemon (!!!), this might be the reason, fresh Lemon even a couple of drops may affect some people significantly, anything artificial as substitute in the sachets for lemon might also affect even that their carbs may seem small.
     
    #14 luv2spin, May 18, 2018 at 6:09 PM
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  15. Mal37

    Mal37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    PANIC OVER!
    I have just taken the two hour test and my level is 5.3 :D
     
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  16. Mal37

    Mal37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am so relieved!
     
  17. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. Yes, tomatoes contain carbs and as others have said most dressings do.
     
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