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Old 01-04-2015, 00:14   #11
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Thanks everyone for letting me know that the breakfast I thought was probably a good one has some serious issues. I thought there were suppose to be two kinds of carbohydrates but from the replies it seems like a carb from a banana is the same as a carb from a piece of candy. I will probably have to relearn what I thought about my diet.
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Carbs break down into glucose. A carb is a carb is a carb. Interestingly, some people tolerate individual carb-foods better than others. As you get into refining how you control your BG, you should be able to - very gently - experiment with individual foods.

I am not on medication. But, many times here and on other forums, people have said the internal unpleasantness they experience on metformin improved greatly as they reduced how many carbs they were eating.

A1c 8.8 to 6.2 in two months is a great start!

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Thanks everyone for letting me know that the breakfast I thought was probably a good one has some serious issues. I thought there were suppose to be two kinds of carbohydrates but from the replies it seems like a carb from a banana is the same as a carb from a piece of candy. I will probably have to relearn what I thought about my diet.
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You aren't the first nor the last to fall victim to these dietary mistakes - this is what's been preached at us for the last 50-60 years as a 'healthy' way-of-eating. Except it's not. Surely not for diabetics, and basically not for anybody, IMO.

An enzyme called amylase starts converting these carby foods to glucose as soon as we start chewing. We have a technique for getting control that is called eat-to-your-meter. So look at the link GrammaB gave you, and use this testing method on those foods - you'll be off & running.




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.. it seems like a carb from a banana is the same as a carb from a piece of candy. I will probably have to relearn what I thought about my diet.
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Basically the only difference to our body comes down to timing. Glucose doesn't need digestion, so we see its spike in minutes. Some cereal products on the other hand take over two hours to get there - but the end product is the same. And finally, some "indigestible fibre" is digestible for some of us and needs to be factored in too.

It's a major case of Your Mileage May Vary and that's why Shanny's suggestion of "Eat to the Meter" is the only way to go.

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