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Old 02-11-2012, 20:25   #1
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Shopping with a friend who is also Type 2 at the health food store and I'd mentioned I wanted a pancake now and then and she showed me a bottle of Cary's Maple Syrup (sugar-free it said) and I hurriedly took it to the check-out without looking any more at it. Made Foxl's simple pancake recipe this morning and opened and put some on my pancakes and just after I'd done that, noticed a large "approved by the ADA" note on the back of it and ran down the carb line to find out it is high carb to me and my very limited daily carb load, but it was already done. That's bad because I try to have almost no carbs in the early part of the day as that's when I'm most sensitive. I'll test at 1 hr. to see what damage I've done, but I'm so mad at myself for a) taking someone else's word and b) not reading for myself!

It lists 12 carbs per 1/4 c. and I used probably not more than 2 T. so maybe the damage won't be too excessive, but added to any carbs from the almond meal...who knows. Now I see Torani or one of the other syrup makers make another syrup, so if I have to give this to my friend, there is another way.

Forgive me for the vent, but it makes me so damn mad at myself!




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Old 02-11-2012, 20:35   #2
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Aw Pat, I understand. I think you'll be fine, but completely get the annoyance.

I was in a Costco day before yesterday, and was getting cheese. I started to put some fancy-looking cheese in my cart - then look closer at the label and in small tiny letters was the word 'food' - uh oh. Looked at the carbs and they were crazy. Picked up a package nearly identical right beside it - was real cheese - and that I bought.

Just when we think we're on top of this stuff, we get casual about labels and bit in the rear quarters.

Look on the bright side - you'll remember this and they won't be able to slip one up on you again!

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Whew! No appreciable harm done...I didn't get to test at one hour, but did at about 2 and my BG was one point higher than when I woke, so I guess I got by with that 'cheat'.

Gotta watch out better in the future,




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I often think when we low carb for quite awhile we do rest our pancreas so even when we eat something that we shouldn't we do OK. I find the best pancake syrup is the Walden Farm's O carb syrup. They have it in Maple, strawberry, and blueberry. I make the almond meal pancakes and add some flaxseed and oat fiber and get excellent bgs even with added blueberries in them.

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The Walden Farm pancake syrup is okay by me too . . . but I think there's an old bottle of that Cary's crap in the back of the cupboard, and it's high time to throw it out.

I've tried the Walden fruit flavors too, but use those for other things than pancakes.

So sorry for your scare, Pat . . . glad there was no damage done.




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I'm probably having a Senior Brain Fart moment, but I thought that one subtracted the Gms. of Sugar Alcohols to get to the net carbs. Similar to fiber.
I may be wrong.

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I don't know, Tim. I normally don't think about sugar alcohols. Maybe you are right and if so, I only had 1 carb. Maybe someone more knowledgeable than I will speak to it.

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I think it depends on which sugar alcohol it is, and how one's body reacts to it.

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol but almost nobody gets a rise from it. Sorbitol and maltitol however are different stories. A friend uses xylitol regularly without incidence, but perhaps some people spike from it.

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I often think when we low carb for quite awhile we do rest our pancreas
I dont wish to steer this thread to off topic but I too was atleast partly of that thinking, it makes common sense. However I emailed Jenny from Blood Sugar 101 and was asking her about Beta Cell Rest as she has a bit about on her site and below was her reply to my question re beta cell rest in bold. (for anyone that is interested) so after reading her reply below I'm now more up in the air on the whole Beta Cell rest than before sending her an email. I thought the main reason T2 progressess is the beta cell mass gets less and the remaining cells get more and more exhausted until for example insulin is needed.

I'm not convinced there really is any such thing as "beta cell rest" because there's no evidence that beta cells "burn out" or get exhausted. What there IS is secondary insulin resistance which kicks in when blood sugar is high and makes it shoot even higher. This may have little to do with actual insulin levels, just with how efficient the body is at disposing of glucose. For most people this secondary insulin resistance starts to happen when their sugars go over 180 mg/dl or so. So dropping your blood sugars below that level will often result in a dramatic drop in blood sugars which can be mainained over time if you don't abuse yourself with very high carb intakes.


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Sugar Alcohols react differently in all of us. I usually use the net carb number. But some of the low carb syrups you buy in the grocery store like Log cabin and some name brands are quite high carbs even after subtracting SA's. The walden farms is 0, don't ask me how they do it. Most of the time when I eat it , it actually will lower my bg at 1 and 2 hours.

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