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belladonna 08-01-2014 13:36

Pineapple - I KNEW better
 
Well, I was so cocky with my 85 FBG this morning that I thought I'd add a little pineapple to my cottage cheese. The whole deal was less than 15 carbs. Holy cow. 1 hour PP was 141. I'll probably be fighting that spike all day. No more pineapple for me!

Should add that I never, ever eat that many carbs for breakfast, but I thought I'd try it.

I've not been able to walk/jog for the past couple of days because I developed a little blister/red spot on the bottom of my foot and don't want to take a chance of having an open wound. So I'm benched for a bit.

Back to bacon and eggs tomorrow. :o

John.in.France 08-01-2014 13:54

This is what you could call finding out the hard way:).

Fruit in particular is really difficult. You get a carb value based on a species of pineapple, or whatever. Then you discover that the one you have delivers a much bigger punch than the book suggests it should. It might be you or it might be the fruit belongs to a different sub species.

Again, we do have to come back to 'eat to the meter' and YMWV:(

belladonna 08-01-2014 14:36

2 hours PP (post pineapple, LOL) is 106. Not where I was, but much better.

Lesson learned. I want to once again thank the wonderful people of this forum. You can't imagine how much you've helped me over the past year. One year ago this week I was struggling with my new diagnosis. It's still a struggle, but I feel way more prepared to handle it.

bignick 08-01-2014 16:11

Amazing how a small bit of carb will shoot up the BS. A small patch of duct take on your foot will prevent a blister from breaking the skin. I use it all the time while hiking, does wonders from preventing friction on the skin. When I feel a hot spot coming I'll tape it.

silvertiger 08-01-2014 16:45

Duct tape also cured a plantar wart I'd been fighting for months... within a week. Amazing stuff.

Early in the day carbs will spike me if I even look at them.

belladonna 08-01-2014 17:19

Thanks for the tip on duct tape. I'll try it! I miss my walk. I've finally gotten up to 5K.

gotsomeold 08-01-2014 17:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by belladonna (Post 658370)
Well, I was so cocky with my 85 FBG this morning that I thought I'd add a little pineapple to my cottage cheese. The whole deal was less than 15 carbs. Holy cow. 1 hour PP was 141. ....

Been there, done that. Usually when I test a new food I keep the carbs under 10. Sometimes I find out my BG likes it. Sometimes I find out even 1 g/carb of that particular food is toxic to me.

We shall not cease from exploration....

But we will be danged careful when exploring!

grammaB 08-01-2014 20:48

I'm not even brave enough to test cottage cheese yet!! I can have a small amount of berries (1 oz or less) at breakfast but total carb count for the meal has to be 5 or under to get by unscathed. It is all a learning experience!

RobertIA 08-02-2014 00:22

I am glad everyone is different! I can get by with about 5 or 6 ounces of fresh pineapple and still remain under 125 mg/dl. And that is having it as an afternoon snack. Since my wife is from the Philippines, there is always fruit in the house and I can eat most in small quantities. Forget about the canned fruit - that is dangerous for my blood glucose!

Patdart 08-02-2014 00:29

And then there are our locally grown peaches. A once a year treat…and only one a day…Glorious, but costly to my body.





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