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Re: [IP] Re: No Mashed Potatoes???



> http://www.nutr.biochem.usyd.edu.au/GIDB/FMPro  This site will tell

Link appears broken, do you have an update??

Michael

> you the GI of most everything if you are too lazy to look it up in
> the books or in Rick Mendosas site.  You type in the food and it
> pops up the GI.
> 
> Well, you caught me not doing my homework.  Mashed potatoes are
> moderately high and not moderate GI...actually .88 is pretty darn
> high.  You are correct.
> 
> When first diagnosed, Gabe was on a low carb diet because he had
> quite a bit of Beta cell function (C Peptide of 2.5 on scale of 0-4)
> and we though maybe to preserve it by "resting" the pancreas and
> using low carb food.
> 
> SInce he is now using insulin and completely insulin dependent, the
> trick is to use the right insulin with the right timing to cover all
> food.  I try to use only 1 high glycemic item per meal.  So if he
> eats mashed potatoes, I don't use other things that are high; I tend
> to use all moderate items like pasta and etc for main courses and
> lots of low and low moderate items like fruit and vegetables and
> then allow one dessert with a higher glycemic value. 
>  I do weigh and measure everything and multiply the amount of carb
>  by the GI 
> value; that gives a weighted value to the meal and I have make the
> insulin "ratios" accordingly.
> 
> You are absolutely correct; mashing "them  there potatoer"  brings
> up their GI.......I will do my homework better next time.
> 
> Marion
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