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Re: [IP] RE: hungry? and carrots

Thanks, Barbara for the info.  I have had high bg's from raw carrots.  
Thought they would be a great nutritious snack at work at my desk and my 
bg's skyrocketed.  If you take a small bolus you could avoid those high's.  
Again, YMMV like you said.


>From: "Barbara Bradley" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IP] RE: hungry? and carrots
>Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 20:35:54 -0500
>A 7" long, 1 1/4" diameter raw carrot, has 35 calories, 8
>gms total carb, 2 gms, fiber, 5 gms of "sugars",
>1 gm of protein, no fat, glycemic index about 72-90.  (I
>would suspect the 90 value is attached to a cooked carrot,
>but was not able to locate that info.)  Eating a few raw
>carrot sticks will hardly cause major problems with your BG
>control.   A valid suggestion was made.  Bolus for the
>carrot, if you need to do that, but some people do not need
>to bolus for raw foods that are less than one cup in
>measure.  If high glycemic index foods cause problems for
>you (or if you need to avoid them), try other food to fill
>the void.  Diet jello comes to mind, but the thought doesn't
>linger there for long.  :<)
>As we all say here, YYMV.
>Barbara A. Bradley, MS, RN, CDE
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