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Lentils and carbs

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Farrowlily, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Farrowlily

    Farrowlily Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone else eat lentil pasta off so how do they find it for carbs my daughter is vegetarian and loves it but worried it might be too many carbs
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I looked at one from Tesco, 31g carbs way to high for me.
     
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    sno0opy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm fine with lentils, they dont toutch me. Amount of carbs don't seem to matter for, they type is important.

    Everyone is different, eat and test is the best way
     
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  4. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is your daughter a diabetic and, if so, what type?

    eta: as I understand it, carb amounts are less of a problem for insulin users.
     
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  5. TriciaWs

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

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    I find it too high, I can have small amounts of pulses but not that much.
    I tested before and two hours after meals for every meal at first, and then every time I ate a new food, to check what I can eat and how much.
    I doubt I'd have got into remission without testing. so much at first. Now I just test one day a week, first thing in the morning and then before and after one meal, to check my blood sugar is still well controlled.
     
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  6. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Farrowlily - does your daughter have problems with her blood sugars at all?
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've tried lentil pasta and it seems to only have a moderate effect.
    However it isn't quite like "real" pasta so I decided it was pointless.

    Lentils I seem to be OK with mostly.
     
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  8. Farrowlily

    Farrowlily Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Farrowlily Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes she is and she is on metformin thanks for replyong
     
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  10. Farrowlily

    Farrowlily Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Farrowlily Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting I'll pass that on
     
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    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My wife occasionally cooks a 'spag bol' using black bean pasta.
    I don't recall (right now) how high the carbs are, but my carb intake is between 20gms to a max of 50gms per day - so per portion the carbs in the black bean pasta she gets must be quite reasonable or I wouldn't be eating it at all!
     
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  13. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i have black bean spaghetti from Aldi and its 1.6g of carbs per100g and its lovely.
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure? Usually it's around 15g of carbs per 100g.
     
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    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That 1.6gm per 100gm is after cooking, it is 4.2gms per 100gms dry weight (in the packet).
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  17. Farrowlily

    Farrowlily Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone very helpful
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    a new one on me, @Chook
    so thank you..review here

    tried the bare naked noodles..YUK :wtf:..couldn't get over the smell, sadly
    so high hopes for this one..

    and cheers as well @ianf0ster ..

    Nice post :)

    ( You don't know until you know..there's the rub..:D)
     
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  19. nomoredonuts

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

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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    #20 jjraak, Feb 2, 2020 at 9:02 PM
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2020
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