1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2019 »
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Things affecting Blood Sugar Levels.

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Top_Barman, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Top_Barman

    Top_Barman Type 1 · Member

    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    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

    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    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.

    • Informative Informative x 3
    • Like Like x 2
  3. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    So glad we are all so very different. Bacon does not raise my BGs at all :)
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  4. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    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!!
    • Hug Hug x 2
  5. lizdeluz

    lizdeluz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    I always get a high blood sugar after a hypo, sure as eggs are eggs and night follows day. I don't correct at the next meal, but at the following one.
    Stress, illness, driving, exercise, lack of exercise, high carb foods ... all tend to push my blood sugar too high.
    A low will kick in at the end of a long walk, or half an hour after a swim, or when I've miscalculated the carbs I'm going to eat.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook