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Is there a high GI food that doesn't spike you ?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Ronancastled, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Ronancastled

    Ronancastled Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed recently that bread barely moves my meter at all.
    Standard sandwich, 2 slices, 30g of carbs.
    I've even been naughty and had a large deli baguette, 80g of carbs and only saw 1mmol/L rise at one hour.

    Has anyone else found that one of the foods on the banned list don't spike them ?
     
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  2. OB87

    OB87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Pasta doesn't spike me much but I always have it with cheese on top! I have tested it at various times after and recently saw 5.8 at 2 hours and then lower by 3 hours then normal fasting. I have a small portion compared to what I used to have though. Bread used to spike me, I haven't had it since I was first diagnosed as I find the low carb alternatives nice enough. My insulin resistance seems to have improved but not too fussed about trying bread again yet.
     
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  3. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    No!
    Tried everything, never a flat line!
     
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  4. Ronancastled

    Ronancastled Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's a bummer.
    I realise with RH you'll go low too.

    Tell me, if you exercise or drink wine would it soften the spike and crash post carbs.
     
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  5. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    I've been teetotal since Christmas 2005, and I never liked wine of any sort, not even champagne!
    Exercise, I would like to say I do exercise but only walking now, I can run, but if I did, I would get a liver dump which would trigger the insulin response.
    I have learned that lesson in the past. I done too much and I had a huge headache and other symptoms because of it! Swimming would be ok, but I always walk in the morning, then after my first meal I wait fifteen minutes, then go for another walk for at least fifteen minutes.
    Because of covid, I do all my chores in the morning, then plan around which meals I'm going to cook,, always meat involved. Never do carbs as much as possible.
    I used to walk regularly over 20000 steps daily when I was working. Which really helped with my health and well-being.

    Hope that helps

    Keep safe.
     
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  6. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    No. Not only all the usual suspects cause me spikes but some usually considered 'safe' as well.
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Pasta (if it’s cooked, cooked and reheated), jacket potatoes, some breads and I even experimented with dates over Christmas, which is something I hadn’t had since being diagnosed, and I was ok after I had 3 of them. However I do seem to be lucky in that I am able to tolerate more carbs than many on the forum.
     
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    DarrenW29 · BANNED

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    Gluten free pasta doesn’t spike me that high without insulin metformin only 9.6 2 hours post meal

    only begun using some insulin and it keeps me in the 4.8-5 range
     
  9. Ronancastled

    Ronancastled Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I boil the kettle twice & rinse the pasta before eating.
    Do you ever notice the gloopy starch in the bottom of the pot
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    I can eat some homemade stoneground wholemeal bread. 2 slices max in a day.
     
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  11. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I boil it then put it in a colander and run it under the cold tap for about 10 mins so don’t notice anything. I always peel my potatoes about 2 hours in advance and keep them in cold water and there’s quite a bit of starch left in the bottom of the pan when I change the water prior to cooking.
     
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    Donought · Active Member

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    Nothing :-( Same as Lamont D - actually I've been really naughty recently as I went hypo after a G&T so I've used that to lower my blood sugar if I've eaten something that's spiked me. Anything that even sniffs of a carb spikes me - last night ate a teeny tiny portion of rice - 10.1 at 2.5 hrs post meal and high this morning. Walking raises my blood sugar when done before food but lowers it after food. Why is this all so complicated!?!?
     
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