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High GI but high fat

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by PG1759, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. PG1759

    PG1759 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Anyone got any idea on what you should do when consuming (on the rare occasions may I add !) junk food ?
    If you have a pizza or a McDonald's burger it is high gi but also had a high fat content so could potentially take hours to break down as well.

    Any ideas on bolus timings ?
     
  2. emiliano

    emiliano Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Pizza?
    mmhhh
    that's a diabetic's nightmare. for some reason I ignore not only it makes BG go up, but it does so for a looong time.
    So what I do in the rare occasions I have pizza is to make multiple smaller injections during the meal and afterwards rather than just one before eating.

    Best solution would be to become accostumed to home made meatza (http://paleoporn.net/meatza-recipe/). I know it's not the same, but once you start consuming fewer and fewer carbs you will be more and more satisfied with it...

    Mcdonalds I don't know, it's ages I don't go in there.
     
  3. PG1759

    PG1759 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's what I'm going to do. I think put one in before and one after. Like I say I don't eat McDonald's or pizza as a rule. Cheers for the link will take a look
     
  4. emiliano

    emiliano Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    But, you know, I'm referring to the real thing, not sure about Domino's pizza or the stuff you eat up there... ;=)
     
  5. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. I still occasionally have take away pizza, but as said above: total nightmare. BG rises and rises for hours after. And tbh, I don't even enjoy is as much as some other foods I've learned to make.

    Eg: omlette, chrizo and then grilled cheese on top. Very simple, but low carbs, still pizza like and very yummy. I still feel like I'm having a treat, but no salty bloatedness and high BG after :)
     
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    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ps KFC isn't too bad if u avoid the chips and bread. Popcorn chicken or bits of chicken, and carbs listed on the website :)
     
  7. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    The only way I can manage high-fat meals is to split-dose, taking one injection before food and another 2-3 hours after the meal is finished.
     
  8. Diamattic

    Diamattic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So far I have the same terrible experience many have had with Pizza. My solution is that i have found McCain Thin Crust pizza (here in Canada) is a frozen variety that tastes amazing, but the entire pizza (about 10" dia.) is 60g carbs, and they don't pack the cheese on so I have found that it acts more like a regular meal then other pizza's. I stick to take and just take my insulin as per usual and don't have any issues.

    For take out pizza, i always get thin crust, and have them go light on the cheese to lower the fat contant, and usually it doesn't do the normal 'pizza thing' discussed here.. Sadly, i find it helps to get it from a well known chain that publishes their nutritional information online, that way i can bolus correctly, small mom and pop shops tend to have better pizza, but things can go so wrong with those places, so i avoid them...

    McDonalds is a place i haven't eaten at in over a decade.. :/ but other fast food places i just bolus whatever I normally do for that meal and ignore the fat content and its been working out fine so far, but that's for veggie burgers and fries, not sure what the meat will do lol
     
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    Lottie89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    On the rare occasion like you that I treat myself I bolus before check before bed give a little bit more if needed and if still a little high in he morning then a no carb breaky and a correction dose. If it's once in a blue moon i don't beat myself up about it xx
     
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