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Old 09-08-2010, 05:08   #11
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Are bananas full of carbs? If so that really bites. I love bananas. I wouldn't eat more than one a day but it's a treat when I eat a banana. Yum.
All you can do is eat one & test. They send my BG way too high, but others are able to handle them once in awhile.

Sometimes these best-loved foods can be worked into meals where there are NO other carbs - that way you can enjoy the treat and you have a little wiggle room because the rest of the meal didn't affect your BG.




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Are bananas full of carbs? If so that really bites. I love bananas. I wouldn't eat more than one a day but it's a treat when I eat a banana. Yum.
One small banana (6 inches) 23 carbs.

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Bananas and grapes are the worst as far as natural sugar goes.
Both very high in it.

I don't mind newbs at all, i just wish that more of em would stick around for more than 5 posts lol

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I can eat 1/2 a banana, once in a great, great while. 1/2. I fortunately have kids to share with. It has been a long time, though.

And I eat it with peanut butter to slow the carbs down, a little.

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[QUOTE=I don't mind newbs at all, i just wish that more of em would stick around for more than 5 posts lol[/QUOTE]

Still here! There is so much helpfull info in this forum I can't help but come back. I keep tweeking my diet and testing my BG (Not that I'm obsessed or anything) and it is all over the place. It's a Big, Big learning curve.

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I believe the proper size banana serving is half a banana for a diabetic. It's not that they are bad. Eat the whole durn banana, but be sure to account for it being 2 servings!

Worse was the oatmeal and skim milk. Oats are almost as bad as wheat. Their glycemic index ranges from 42 to 87, with the 42 for steel-cut oats or really, really thick rolled oats, and the 87 for instant oatmeal. Regular oats have a lower glycemic index than quick-cooking, which have a lower index than instant. If you combine those 5 minute oats with some fat to slow the carb absorption some people can eat them for breakfast. Eliminate the fat by using skim milk, and you maximize how fast those carbs will hit. That "recommended" breakfast is like a carb trifecta for diabetics.

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Eliminate the fat by using skim milk, and you maximize how fast those carbs will hit. That "recommended" breakfast is like a carb trifecta for diabetics.
EXACTLY! Great post.

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This is why I am glad that I have type 1. Yes I have to count the carbs but not to limit them but so I know how much insulin to take. Sky is the limit and there are no foods that are off limits as long as I can count the carbs and estimate the fat I am all set.

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This is why I am glad that I have type 1. Yes I have to count the carbs but not to limit them but so I know how much insulin to take. Sky is the limit and there are no foods that are off limits as long as I can count the carbs and estimate the fat I am all set.
Wow. I have not found this to be true at all. By eliminating starchy carbs and reducing exposure to the foods (like most fruits) that cause me huge spikes, I am able to limit the amount of insulin I use. It has also allowed me to maintain my weight. Everyone is different, of course, but the cost of eating that banana or baked potato just isn't worth it to me .

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Wow. I have not found this to be true at all. By eliminating starchy carbs and reducing exposure to the foods (like most fruits) that cause me huge spikes, I am able to limit the amount of insulin I use. It has also allowed me to maintain my weight. Everyone is different, of course, but the cost of eating that banana or baked potato just isn't worth it to me .

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I just don't see the advantage of taking less insulin and starving. There is no such thing as a spike that is too big for a good meal like Smothered burritos or spagetti or baked mac and cheese. I like good food and I will take as much insulin as it takes.

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