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Opinions on this response to Weetabix

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Captain Crunch, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. Captain Crunch

    Captain Crunch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm type 2 and relatively new to self blood glucose testing.

    Having read about Weetabix's claims to be low GI and the different experience of many members here, I tried an experiment today with a bowl of 2 Weetabix with almond milk. I tested preprandial and 2hr and 3hr postprandial. The results surprised me.

    5.2 preprandial
    7.5 2hr postprandial
    5.9 3hr postprandial

    To me, that seems like I can tolerate Weetabix quite well. What does the team think?

    TIA
     
  2. Geordie_P

    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The numbers from that one test look quite good considering it's weetabix, but that might be faint praise.
    I personally wouldn't aim to eat weetabix regularly on the basis of it, as it is still an increase of more than 2, but perhaps it's something you can get away with in a pinch. Is almond milk higher in carbs than milk? That might also be something to consider
     
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  3. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I don't want to exceed 7mmol/l two hours after eating so it would not do for me - I really want a normal Hba1c and I don't get it even on 40 gm of carbs a day.
    I know that I can now eat more carbs and not see high BG levels - just weight gain, which was always the problem for me, so I can't justify the thought of eating a high carb food - it isn't logical, when I can eat steak and mushrooms instead and see numbers in the low 6s or even less.
    I knew I had diabetes beaten when I saw 5.6 mmol/l after eating two Christmas dinners on consecutive days - one with each offspring, and something as stodgy and uninteresting as Weetabix is not going to tempt me now.
     
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  4. Captain Crunch

    Captain Crunch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks George. I wasn't thinking of having Weetabix regularly. Maybe twice a week or something - just for a bit of variety. Almond milk (or more accurately unsweetened almond drink) is zero carbs.
     
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  5. Captain Crunch

    Captain Crunch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I hear what you're saying. I don't like numbers in the 7s either, but the fact that it came down again quickly suggests a good tolerance. 5.6 after two Christmas dinners on consecutive days is no mean feat. Nice one!! I'm still new at this so just feeling my way around.
     
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  6. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just keep in mind that type 2 doesn't operate on a meal-to-meal basis. It's cumulative. People beginning to put more glucose back into their body because it now seems they can tolerate it, is probably the most common story of diabetes returning. You can fix diabetes - the symptom - but fixing glucose intolerance is another matter, and it will definitely never be better than it was before you first started becoming diabetic.

    Weetabix may or may not be suitable for you long term. Only time will tell, but definitely don't take your eye off the ball. What seems ok today might not be ok a year later.
     
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  7. Captain Crunch

    Captain Crunch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads-up Jim. I'll definitely keep that firmly in the front of my mind. I was curious more than anything else and I can certainly live without Weetabix if needs be.
     
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