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Re: [IP] stressed and confused.
At 08:05 AM 6/20/02, you wrote:
>Cherrios are a high glycemic food. The glucose goes in very fast.
>You'd be better of with "junk" cereal that uses sweetners that must
>be digested to release the glucose -- they have a lower glycemic
>index and match the insulin release curve better. .... or butter
>your toast :-) to delay the ingestion of the glucose in the
>cereal, put honey on your cereal, anything to better balance the
>glycemic index of the foods you eat in the morning.
>BTW, don't be stressed, you will get the hang of it sooner than you
>email @ redacted
I have to disagree and say that this is a YMMV situation. Whether I eat
sugar-coated Frosted Flakes or plain Cheerios, my glucose will rise the
same after breakfast. 1 cup of Cheerios is 22g of carb while 3/4 cup of
Frosted Flakes is 28g of carb, the difference must be all that sugar on the
cereal. I struggled for awhile with my post breakfast glucose rise, then
discovered that I rise after getting up whether I eat or not (did this by
doing a morning fast). So, my problem has nothing to do with what I eat,
but with the post-dawn rise of my bg. I could not solve this by bolusing
extra for breakfast either, since the rise had nothing to do with what I
ate. My solution is to take a "get out of bed in the morning bolus (1 to 1
1/2 units depending on morning bg)" and I take this regardless of what I
eat, whether it's high glycemic cereal or bacon and eggs. This works great
for me and keeps my bg on an even keel all morning. YMMV.
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