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Lentils and beans?

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by ElyDave, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So, yesterday's BG readings

    Waking 4.0, 4 units levemir, 1 unit Novorapid, breakfast of porridge
    2 hour/21km run - carbs going in during the run, between 4.7 and 5.9
    Pre-Lunch 9.9 after recovery sports drink
    lunch of eggs on toast, an apple and a few strawberries
    Post lunch 5.9
    Pre dinner 6.2, 2 bowls of mixed bean and lentil stew, small piece of malt loaf
    post dinner 6.1
    Pre bed 13.7

    Pre bed test and 10 units levemir was a bit later than normal.
    Could the lentils be to blame for the high pre-bed reading?
    If you take the normal carb-counting approach you'd ignore those lentils and beans, which is odd to me as they have massess of carbs, just low GI and slow release.

    Back to 4.2 this morning.


  2. VickiT11979

    VickiT11979 · Well-Known Member

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    I count carbs in lentils & beans, for sure. I was taught not to count carbs in veg apart from beans, sweetcorn, root veg & tomatoes, which can contain quite a lot.
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