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Old 02-29-2012, 11:33   #1
 
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Like fruits for a example, i had a Apple alone now twice tested both times before and after 1 hour 2 hours and both times it didn't spike me in fact my BS went down 2 hours later compared to what it was before i eaten the apple.

Now apples will spike others. So we know that some fruits and foods spike most diabetics and are usually are on the not to eat list for diabetics, but wont spike other diabetics,

So even though we know these foods should be avoided by diabetics my question is should it be avoided by those that don't get spiked by it?

Will it still do more harm since its not a ideal food to be eaten by diabetics? even though it can even get your BS to less then they were before the test 2 hours later.

Now i notice with my BS that usually it gets lower during the day compared to morning which is standard with many so maybe me having those apples and my BS coming down was due to it getting later in the day i'm not sure. anyway that's not what i'm trying to ask here.

The thread i started about popcorn some said it spiked some said it didn't someone said he didn't get spiked by it but only limited popcorn to once a month, so why not eat it more often if it don't spike you?

So basically if a food spikes 90% of diabetics and is on the no no list to eat for diabetics, but it don't spike the 10% should they eat it? or are they pushing there chances by eating what most would cal a sugary food. Sugar - no good for diabetics or does that food suit this person that it don't spike?

One would think yes avoid these sugary foods, another would say let your meter tell you

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Apples contain frucose which is not detected by your meter. Frucose gets stored in your liver as glycogen. The spike may present itself when your liver dumps.

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frucose is not fructose?

I thought fructose spiked?


But other fruits do spike on the meter?

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Sorry spelling is off. To my knowledge your meter doesnt detect it.

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The only time & way I can have a apple is with fat added.

other wise I don't bother with them.

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Since fructose isn't measured by the meter, I'm wondering if a better "test" with fruit would be if it throws one out of ketosis (that is assuming one is already in this state).

I eat very little fruit. Sometimes I eat a small slice of apple, and sometimes a few berries. I don't seem to miss fruit anymore.

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Okay, fructose and its spikiness or not aside, here is why you should not:

If you have hyperinsulinemia, or are trying to prevent overstimulation of your beta cells, you have to keep in mind, that, even if your blood glucose does not spike, you may still be having an undetectable spike in INSULIN levels.

Hyperinsulinemia may or may no be associated with its own woes. But beta cell burnout is never a good thing.

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Diabetes is an individual disease and we all can eat different things. Sometimes when I overeat something I don't get an immediate spike but may get a spike later. As Foxi said eating higher carb foods could spike your insulin response creating more insulin in your body. This could be why you are seeing lower bgs. This often sets up a roller coaster effect in your body. Most of us like to see more stable bgs throughout the day.

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Since i started doing LCHF just a few days ago i haven't touched a fruit or any foods that i think might no be ideal for BS but i thought i ask and see what opinion i get and did get good ones at that

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Apples spike me later. More like 3 or 4 hours and that is when I eat (or should I say used to eat) them with peanut butter. I miss apples with peanut butter.

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