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Old 02-27-2013, 17:19   #1
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Seriously, because I am new I test a couple of things a week to see how I react and here are some interesting ones.

Golden delicious apples, 30 to 40 point spikes, eeek
Red delicious apples, nothing, not a bit
Granny smith apples, nothing
Macintosh apples, nothing
Banana, shoot me seriously, 50 and 60 point jump
Pear Bosc, 20 to 30 ugh
Orange, 20 to 30 I'll survive without lol


99 Restaurant coleslaw, nothing, I know it was a risk trying something I didn't make but my son had it with his meal and didn't want it, I love the stuff and thought heck, I am due a treat so I tested, ate it, tested again 1 and 2 hours later, it actually went down so thank you Jesus for that!

Baby carrots raw, minimal, as long as I don't eat over a pound in one sitting lol

That is a few of my testing results. I know we are all different it is just interesting to me to see what effects things have on us and the differences.

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Sounds like you're doing good work! I will have to try different apples, I was thinking they'd all be the same! I actually had half of a honeycrisp (whole apple weighed about half a pound) and it only made my BG go up a little. So many factors play into it, like how much fat you're eating with it, how much fibre is in that apple... but yeah, bananas are out for me too.

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Quinoa... spikes me soooo high. Upsetting because this is a "healthy" meal that I liked and started making before diagnosis. I'm thinking of tweaking a bit to increase the veggie to quinoa ratio and trying again.

Pomegranate ... no spike. In some cases I even go down. I've even tested this at 30 min intervals. I really expected a spike so very surprised. I figure it must be the fiber in it or it seems like I'm eating a lot but when I actually measure it's not that much.

I am thinking of testing out some fruit and different oatmeal combos in the near future. Some fruit I rarely eat but really just want to know for the sake of knowing.

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All fruit spikes me - I assume I just don't make/utilize enough insulin to cover it. However, I can eat a small slice of (maybe 1/8 of) a Granny Smith apple or pear. Always as part of a meal, never alone.

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Cole slaw with a creamy dressing is something that lowers my blood glucose too. In the restaurant I like I always had chicken and salad. The day I switched to cole slaw my BG was much lower than when I tested after salad with ranch dressing.

In fact I find that cabbage always lowers my BG whether I have it at home or in a restaurant. I always ask though if they put sugar in the dressing

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Now you've done it, gram . . . I gotta go chop up a bowl of cole slaw. Love the stuff!




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Now you've done it, gram . . . I gotta go chop up a bowl of cole slaw. Love the stuff!
Me too. I like it anytime but I especially like it with fish. I had it yesterday with fish double dipped in Brandi's batter. For those who have never tried this batter I strongly recommend it. It's good for fish or chicken or any meat you want battered and fried or oven baked. I got the recipe from the recipe section

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I don't understand why 2 apples, with pretty much the same amount of fiber and carbohydrate would give you such different results. What else would be different about them that would cause this? Or maybe it has more to do with other unknown variables, like time of day and if your pancreas was feeling spunky?

I have found, that I can test the same food 10 times and get pretty different results. If I had only tested say, ice cream, once I would have thought it had no effect. But when I try it again the next day, I see a big spike.

Results like this mess with my head. Even one test that indicates "Hey you can eat ice cream", overrides all other tests and makes it harder to resist the silly food. If only it would consistently beat me over the head... I need consistent positive reinforcement, like a dog I guess.

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I had it yesterday with fish double dipped in Brandi's batter. For those who have never tried this batter I strongly recommend it. It's good for fish or chicken or any meat you want battered and fried or oven baked. I got the recipe from the recipe section
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