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Wholewheat Pasta

Discussion in 'Parents' started by JudeK, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. JudeK

    JudeK · Member

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    My daughter is 3 and diagnosed with Type 1. She loves pasta but it is causing a big spike a few hours after she eats is. We are trying to alter the time/amount of insulin to avoid this. Does anyone else have this issue?

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    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I find that having cheese with the pasta helps. The fat slows digestion and reduces the spike :)
     
  3. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I tend to have the opposite problem - pasta causes hypos almost immeadiatly after eating
     
  4. JudeK

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    Exactly what happened my daughter today...gave her pasta and the correct amount of insulin and the pasta took so long to release that it caused her sugar to drop to 2 and then spike to 12 about 3 hours later. Maybe I should give her the insulin about an hour after she has eaten??

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    izzzi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried gluten free pasta.
     
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    izzzi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not to sure.
    Saw this somewhere:
    "Most gluten-free alternatives are still high in carbohydrates. Although some diabetics are particularly blood-sugar sensitive to grains"

    Would it be possible to try a little sample, or is that a bit risky.
    best of luck,

    Roy :)
     
  8. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing risky about it (I'm gluten free because of coeliac) its just made out of corn rather than wheat and I find it tastes just as good! No loss if it doesn't work out, although gluten free may improve blood readings long term.


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  9. CambridgeLass

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    Yes, pasta will cause a low after eating so its good to have pudding after- fruit or something, as pasta is complex carb and takes ages to break down it will then peak around 5 hrs later. You could try a split dose. It's probably easier to manage on the pump with the settings they have. We're currently on MDI and I won't give pasta in the evenings - only lunchtime where I can control correction doses and she is active. If she has it in the evenings she'll have a great bedtime reading but spike close to 20 in the night and remain high.


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  10. sunday

    sunday Parent · Active Member

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    How much insulin do you give for pasta?
    I´ve heard about different ways.
     
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