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Porridge

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by mjames1, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bananas are bad.
     
  2. db89

    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to assume this is for breakfast. I'm on Fiasp now instead of Novorapid but I used to need my pre-bolus for a breakfast like this at least 30 minutes in advance. If you already pre-bolus you could try 5 minute increments to see what works for you?
    Only if you eat them green
     
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  3. JoeT1

    JoeT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Excellent, thank you. I'll give a go at swapping out banana for peanut butter. If no luck, I'll try increments of 5mins for pre bolus
     
  4. Steve978

    Steve978 Type 2 · Member

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    I have porridge every morning before I go too work I always microwave the porridge for 2 minutes in a bowl of milk I then add a touch of honey, a little cream and a splash of malt whiskey. I feel great and it keeps me going until lunchtime
     
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    I find I test OK with porage made with jumbo oats and water, topped with plain yoghourt, small banana, mixed seeds and goji berries, and a big spoonful of hemp protein and lecithin granules to keep the cholesterol ratios good - a real winner for me!
     
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  6. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bananas are sugar disguised as bananas.
     
  7. db89

    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sigh. As a fairly recently diagnosed T1 I'd think it's more helpful to try and give Joe ideas based on our personal experiences of how he could manage bolus for the breakfast he chooses than tell him a banana is a bad choice full stop.

    That isn't going to help towards the goal of managing his T1 so that he can live a normal life.
     
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  8. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @JoeT1,

    The Libre taught me this too, along with some helpful Forum members.
    For years I thought I was being healthy and relatively in range as I'd never see the spike. Unfortunately it was never picked up by any health professionals that I was totally wrong... my routine of bran flakes or special k and taking my insulin 5 minutes before eating was terrible for spikes.
    Now I take my insulin 20 minutes before I eat and normally eat 45g of paleo museli from Aldi (7g of carbs) and sometimes add berries. I won't lie, it tastes a bit like bird food but I've got used to it and it keeps me full.
    Alternatively I have Greek yoghurt and berries and on a weekend an omelette or a bacon sandwich but on a Lidl high protein roll (8g carbs in one roll and limited spikes) rather than 'normal' bread.[​IMG]
     
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    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have jumbo oats soaked in the fridge all night in unsweetened almond milk, microwaved in a couple of minutes every morning, I was having it with cocoa powder but this week I've been having it with 60g raspberries mixed through after heating, I bolus around 15 minutes before but this was trial and error and did cause a few not TOO major spikes along the way, as has been mentioned adjust the bolus timing and you may well find that 'sweet spot' good luck! :) xx
     
  10. JoeT1

    JoeT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like good plans. I guess this is one of the beauties of the Libre, I can see those spikes and now can work towards working with them, rather than eliminating food straight away.

    I'm also seeing through the Libre the spike I'm seeing overnight, bs rising 3-4.5mmol, it's a consistent rise from about 2am onwards.
     
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  11. kaylz91

    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like your basal may need adjusting x
     
  12. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sigh. Im sure a little humour won't prevent him getting the information he seeks.
     
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    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I eat 65g of porridge oats daily, soaked overnight in water, cooked for 4 mins in the microwave, a little semi skim milk to taste, reheat & serve with sweetener powder, along with 3 poached eggs & 1 or 2 slices wholemeal bread, depending on my waking blood sugar count, and for this feast :p I average 2.5-3 units Humalog if I'm working and an extra unit if I'm not, which takes me to mid day lunch of a tin of tuna and 1 or 2 slices of wholemeal bread.
     
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