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Things affecting Blood Sugar Levels.

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Top_Barman, Aug 15, 2019 at 11:04 PM.

  1. Top_Barman

    Top_Barman Type 1 · Member

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    Hi all.

    I've been T1D fo almost 40 years (20 years not well controlled), but now I have the Freestyle Libre, my control is improving.

    I have noticed a couple of food items that seem to affect my Blood Sugars more than others.

    I am on Fiasp insulin for bolus, and Lantus for Basal. I do not Low Carb, because I enjoy my food too much!!

    I have recently reduced my intake of bread, as this gives me a double spike in blood sugar, as if I am not digesting it as fast as the insulin is active.

    I have noticed that Bacon appears to give me a major problem in that 3 or 4 hours after eating, myblood sugar starts to rise to silly levels, and wondered if anyone else had a similar experience?

    Anyone with any other foods that severely affect control?
     
  2. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello, I was wondering if you know that protein does raise blood sugars for some type 1s and fat slows down the absorption, so once your insulin is up, the fatty bacon is still around so blood sugar goes up after.

    Fat can have an effect on your blood glucose levels. Fat delays the rate at which the stomach empties, which slows down the absorption of glucose from digestion. This might sound like a good thing, but a high fat diet is not usually a healthy diet.

    A high-fat meal can also make it more difficult for your insulin to work well, resulting in your blood-glucose level after your meal being higher than expected.

    https://jdrf.org.uk/information-support/living-with-type-1-diabetes/everyday-life/food/
     
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  3. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So glad we are all so very different. Bacon does not raise my BGs at all :)
     
  4. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Often do a split bolus if eating things that rise sugars higher than you expect them too. Have given up on pizza after too much frustration and many tears. Have even triple bolused to no avail, still rising hours after the yumdisciousness!!
     
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