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Re: [IP] Re: Breakfast & High bgs
Your great description reminded me of a problem I keep running into when I use
this kind of thinking. Look at your examples again: they all involve keeping
bs normal by eating more fat, less healthy foods. I find that when I get my bs
normal I start to feel slightly yuck from the way I'm eating. Anyone else solve
Bob Burnett wrote:
> Glad to hear that some of this makes sense and you can actually see it
> being put to good use.
> The Glycemic Index offers some interesting insights into why you might
> experience high BG readings after counting carbs correctly. I don't use
> this info as "gospel", but it does help maintain what's left of my sanity.
> Some of the details are interesting. For example, my instincts tell me that
> a bowl of Wheaties is "better" for me than a bowl of Sugar Frosted Flakes.
> Wrong - OOO!! According to the GI of these foods, the opposite is true (I
> hope I got the details on these two cereals right - I don't eat a lot of
> cereal, so I might need to change this statement when I get home and look
> this stuff up).
> Learning a bit about the Glycemic Index showed me that a baked potato with
> sour cream might affect my BG less than if I had omitted the sour cream
> (the fat in the sour cream can help stem the rise in BG caused by the high
> GI baked potato).
> As you've noted, it might not be too much of an issue if you are able to
> use Humalog to correctly match the carb content and rate of rise in your
> BG. You might be able to come up with a close match. If you are using a
> "slower" insulin like Velosulin or Regular, you will likely see a
> significant effect on your post prandial BGs when eating high GI foods,
> *especially* if you have not bolused sufficiently in advance of the meal.
> Sara sounds like she is one of the "fortunate ones", since Velosulin works
> quickly for her. I'm envious. I know another person who boluses with
> Velosulin as soon as she eats, maintains 2 hour post prandial readings
> averaging 160 and A1c levels between 6 and 7. I'm very envious.
> I require a significant lead time with Velosulin - usually 1 hour before
> eating. In my case, the GI of foods is important - too bad I can't remember
> all the details when I really need to ;-(
> > Bottom line- especially for the younger pumpers: This "problem-solving"
> >approach is a life-long skill which will benefit the kids throughout their
> >lifetime- as opposed to the frustrating, inflexible, mandated MDI & diet
> >approach still being advocated by far too many health professionals today.
> The first diabetic specialist I ever saw, about 35 years ago, took one look
> at me and said to my mom, "My god, he looks like he's been in a
> concentration camp". The first thing this doctor did was change my diet,
> our thinking and our approach to solving problems. His approach was much
> more flexible than the current thinking at those times. He was a hero to
> our family for many years ;-)
> Bob Burnett
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