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Still learning BG testing

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by rebowe1308, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. rebowe1308

    rebowe1308 · Member

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    Morning
    So I am testing my Levels with certain foods. I have tested mini apples and satsumas which have over a 2 mmol raise
    This morning I have tested sachet of porridge with 5 almonds and 1 Brazil but chopped
    Before food 7.9 (still high but recently diagnosed and has gone down from 13 !)
    2 hours later 9.6

    Should I stay away from porridge ? I know under 2 but still a spike
    Any advice and knowledge would be greatly received
    Thanks
     
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  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I don’t eat porridge like many other type 2s here. You’ve had less than a 2mmol/L rise, however you’ve exceeded the maximum number you want to see at the two hours mark which is 8.5 (or some say 7.8mmol/L). Also as porridge tends to be slow release sugars you may find your reading even higher at the three hour mark.
    I have this keto coconut porridge for breakfast, it’s a good alternative to traditional porridge:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-coconut-porridge
     
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  3. catinahat

    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We can't say what you should eat and what levels you should be happy with, that's your decision.
    But I can tell you that if my pre meal level was 7.9 I would avoid porridge like the plague and any other high carb foods. Some bacon and eggs would have been a better choice
     
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    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with catinahat. I know that Dawn Phenomenon is a factor I a BG test before breakfast, but even so, with a reading of 7.9 I would either have a zero carb breakfast, or skip breakfast altogether (if not particularly hungry).
     
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    Roggg · Well-Known Member

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    Most people (myself included) would recommend eating low carb for T2 diabetes. If you buy that, then porridge as not a good choice, and you'd be better off eating bacon and eggs. But we all need to choose our own path.
     
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  6. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    There are some things which few type twos seem able to eat - you might be better off starting out with things under 11 percent carbs and working up rather than checking the high scorers.
    I spike with all the usual suspects - I do eat a high cocoa chocolate but only one square at a time, but meat, fish eggs and cheese, cream, full fat Greek yoghurt, creme fraiche, are all on my shopping list. I order low carb baking ingredients from Amazon sources and bulk buy nuts from Grape tree dot com, and then go out regularly to buy salad and veges. I get frozen foods, mixed berries and veges, and really do not feel at all deprived.
     
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