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Re: [IP] re: Cereal, milk, and bananas



For breakfast I have had only a cup of Cheerios with a cup of milk, If I cut
down on my carbs any more I won't be eating any of them.

Donna

Buddy Barber wrote:
> 
>     I have been reading the topic of cereal and such and this is what I have
> found.
>     Back in the "Dark Ages" when you had to measure everything and go by
> "exchanges" a fruit exchange was just 1/2 of a banana. This was enough to
> clue you in that this monkey fruit was high in sugar. You didn't have to be
> no rocket scientist to figure that anytime you eat a banana or two and drank
> a cold glass of milk and your BG would evidently go out of sight! I say
> evidently, because back then, 1960, we did not have these wonderful little
> machines to check our sugar every thirty minutes. Praise the Lord those days
> are gone!
>     Cereal, milk, and bananas are all high in sugar. Again, you know this
> because of the way it wrecks your control. We learn these things better
> after getting on the pump because we have to keep closer check on the BG's
> and even if we don't take but two more tests per day after getting on the
> pump that is "better control". We then start to see the foods that really
> upset our control and the ones we can eat with few complications.
>     Once you figure out what you have to do to eat these foods the problem
> goes away. I was having the same problem when I first started on the pump
> with MaltoMeal, toast and milk for breakfast. Every time I ate it my BG
> would be to 300 in 2 to 3 hours. I was counting CHO's from the box and it
> just didn't work. In my case I had to raise my bolus so high and inject some
> Humalog to keep my sugar in control I just finally quit eating those three
> foods at the same time. Too many carbs anyway.
>     This also relates to the other subject of insulin and weight. It is not
> the insulin that is casuing the weight gain it is the carbs you are trying
> to cover. Sure. . . .  you gain weight with more insulin because you are
> taking more insulin to cover the carbs you are eating. Any non-diabetic can
> tell you eat less and lose weight! Eat more rabbit food and take less
> insulin! No carbe in rabbit food, lettuce, celery, tomatoes (very few
> anyway). Works for me and will for you too. Your ratios may be a little
> different than mine but it will work every time. Put less in your mouth and
> lose weight with less insulin.
> 
> Buddy
> email @ redacted
> To feel any better I would have to be twins!
> 
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