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Re: [IP] help i cant abide needing -Question!?!
<< If he eats a very low fat, all carb food such as cereal, he will go high
(over 200) and then crash back down to normal. I know diabetics are supposed
to eat low fat, but it's so hard to keep his b.s. down if it's really low
fat. I guess we have to choose the lesser of two evils. Hope this helps.
-Mom to Braden, 5, dx'd @ 2 >>
I don't think the problem is low fat, but is more likely due to eating
*simple* carbohydrates rather than complex carbs.
I follow a 10%-fat diet most of the time and am vegetarian--except when I
decide to indulge (like birthday, Xmas, etc). I eat beans, whole grains,
vegetables, and fruits. The only time I have a problem like you described
with Braden (going pretty high after a meal, then coming down fast), is when
I've eaten a carb meal that is not fiber-rich. Breakfast cereals are a
killer for me, for that reason. When I eat oatmeal, in comparison, my BGs
are smooth and regular. When I eat 100% whole-wheat toast, no problem. But
if I eat sourdough, or another toast that's mainly white flour, I have the
rise you described.
I am not inflexible about it--I do sometimes make the decision to have
something that I know will raise my post-prandial reading higher than it
should be--but I think as long as I don't make a habit of it, it's not a real
That said, I'm sure it's more difficult with a child. He wants his cereal
and wants to be like other kids. I am not suggesting that you can do these
things with Braden...just wanted to clarify that for most people, it is
possible to eat low fat and still have good post-prandials, but the key is
complex carbs, IMO.
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