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Old 05-10-2013, 00:07   #1
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So last night (and again for lunch) I had what I thought was a reasonable meal:
crab cake (commercial brand, not home-made), 1 T tartar sauce (commercial brand), 1 oz Gouda cheese, 1/2 cup serving of mashed cauliflower made with 2 oz cream cheese and a splash of real cream, and 1 T of butter to top the crab cake and cauliflower.

I spiked (well, spiked for me) after both meals. Last night the readings were:
1 hr - 121
2 hr - 128
3 hr - 134

Counts for the meal were: 50g fat, 23g protein, 16g carb
KR is around 1.6, proportions were approx. 75% fat, 15% protein and 10% carb.

Ate more cheese at bedtime, hoping the extra fat would help. My fasting was 76 this morning.

After lunch today, the readings were:
1 hr - 146
1.5 hr - 137
1 hr - 118

I checked for hidden carbs in both the crab cakes and tartar sauce but the calculator said there weren't any.

Anyway, that's a long-winded way to ask, is this just something I chalk up to the weirdness of diabetes or does anyone have a better guess why it would spike me? I rarely go over 120, usually around 110.

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I'd have a look at the ingredients, just for curiosity's sake. There could be things that they don't have to count just because the amount is low enough to ignore (except for us). That's a good trick the food industry uses . . . getting the amount low enough as to not have to declare it.




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For some, myself being one, KR for a food doesn't really come into play when it comes to sensitivity to carbs. The carb count on your meal alone would be enough to raise me.

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I'd have a look at the ingredients, just for curiousity's sake. There could be things that they don't have to count just because the amount is low enough to ignore (except for us). That's a good trick the food industry uses . . . getting the amount low enough as to not have to declare it.
OK then, time to dig into the recyclable bin!

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For some, myself being one, KR for a food doesn't really come into play when it comes to sensitivity to carbs. The carb count on your meal alone would be enough to raise me.
I expected the 16g carb to raise me a bit, maybe up to 120; I just wasn't expecting a number in the 140's. Ouch, I'm glad I'm not quite as carb sensitive as you seem to be, that's tough to deal with. My sympathies. You're obviously doing an amazing job, though!

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... for not reading the fine print labels (I think I need to buy a magnifying glass). The crab cakes list molasses, corn syrup and wheat flour. The tartar sauce has sugar, HFCS and corn starch.

The tartar sauce bottle is going in the trash and I'll not be buying commercial crab cakes again. Better to stick to my own recipes, at least I know what I'm eating then.

Good call, Shanny. Thank you for the reminder.

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