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What to eat for breakfast that has carbs but will not cause BG spikes

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by DiabeticJim, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. DiabeticJim

    DiabeticJim Type 1 · Active Member

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    That's a new one on me - as @Snapsy says, definitely worth a try for those irresistable cake moments
     
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    Where did you get soya flakes from?
     
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    Thanks a lot for the list noblehead it helps a lot
     
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    A quick update on the successes and fails having taken some of the advice from others in this thread:

    I started by changing my breakfast routine by bolusing at least 20 mins before eating and changinging what I ate from the Oat So Simple instant porridge to either some home made Bircher (thanks @Juicyj !) or lower carb/higher protein bread toast. This works well - top results!! Thanks all. :)

    So today, I thought lets step back and try just bolusing earlier and keep the same breakfast as before - just to see if bolusing earlier is enough to cope with the instant porridge. It is definitley not! Take a look at the attached photo. A spike like Kilimanjaro. No more Oat So Simple for me!

    Or just to experiment I might try a SuperBolus on Oat So Simple tomorrow.

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    @DiabeticJim is that initial dip something you got when pre bolusing for your other breakfasts too? That's always a problem I have with pre bolusing...
     
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    You've got to be careful with pre-bolusing @staffsmatt. Bolusing just before you eat is so easy but when you pre-bolus you've got to time it right.
    I think it's the long gap between bolus and eating causing the dip as I did get it with the other brekkies.
     
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    Yeah I think you're right. I must admit I can get a dip even when bolusing right before eating which is especially a pain for the morning commute!
     
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