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I ate a can of cream of mushroom soup mixed with a little 1/2 & 1/2 and the rest water and 5 ritz crackers for supper and my B.S. really jumped, to over 200 from 168. I thought soup was O.k. the can said it only had 9gm of carbs. I'm not controlled yet though. 2 hours later it was back to 175. Any ideas?
 

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Are you a diabetic? or is Levi is anyway it's a good idea to test yourself and Levi and see the difference and the can of that delicious soup is chock full of carbs. The Ritz crackers has carbs too so add that to the equation too.
This is normal swing of BG I think but different foods can have an effect in speed and time like for instance porridge is a great low GI as this will keep you in glucose for a good while and to bolus up against that would need a second injection since that porridge goes a long time. let say 20U of insulin than half it now and the second one 2 hours later. Pasta is another low GI factor too.
MMmm... Soup, Now you have me thinking of having this too. Now I'm hungry. :)
 

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What meds are you on? Just check your blood sugar at 2 hours after eating since that is when your blood glucose should be stabilized. If you check it sooner, you're going to catch that rise that happens after eating like I did once and I started to panic. The critical numbers are right before eating and 2 hours afterward. Did you eat the whole can of soup? Possibly the whole can is two servings (I'm not sure) which would have doubled your carbs to 18 plus the crackers. There are some awfully good high fiber crackers I have come across. One is Kellogg's All Bran multigrain crackers with 19 g. carbs, 5 g. fiber per 18 crackers. Another is Nabisco Wheat Thins Fiber Selects with 22 g. crabs and 5 g. fiber per 15 crackers. I never eat a full serving of crackers, maybe just have 5 or 6. When eating any meal, really, try to add some vegies to it. A serving of frozen broccoli or cauliflower, brussel sprouts or a salad might help, too. I try to eat low carb, high fiber for best glucose control.
 

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I did check it 2 hours after eating. I think i'm really carb sensitive at this point. I'm sorry, Levi is our puppy. LOL. We have 5 children our youngest is 17. I'm a type 2 so not on insulin. I first was diagnosed about 8 years ago.I had trouble getting my sugars down at first but went on an almost veg. diet exercised like crazy and was able to get off all meds. Stopped working out about 3 1/2 yaers ago, and this past year really didn't watch what I ate and also started to enjoy alcohol on the weekends. My fasting was 128 last oct, 177 this oct. then jumped to over 300 around christmas. So it jumped around 200 points in 3 months. I guess I thought since i had it under control for so long I was done with it. Needless to say, I was wrong. I'm back on Metformin hcl. 100 mgs. 2x's a day. I don't like the side effects i'm having. Slowly my fasting are coming down. The first time it seemed they would never get under 200. I'm going to keep a check on my carbs because even oatmeal raises it. Thanks
 

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I ate a can of cream of mushroom soup mixed with a little 1/2 & 1/2 and the rest water and 5 ritz crackers for supper and my B.S. really jumped, to over 200 from 168. I thought soup was O.k. the can said it only had 9gm of carbs. I'm not controlled yet though. 2 hours later it was back to 175. Any ideas?
Is this all you ate? Or just the carbs? Mixing with other non-carb foods slows down the conversion to sugar - for instance eating with lean meat or fish.

I really like mushroom soup baked on steak. It doesn't run my blood sugar up as much as eating the soup by itself would.

Also, you absorbed more carbs than just what was listed on the soup can. There were carbs in the half and half probably, and certainly in the ritz crackers. For dairy, cheese has fewer or none carbs, but milk and similar things have more. As I don't use half-and-half, I don't now what's in it, but you might read what's on the can.

Another thing is portion size. If you actually had more than one serving or portion, then you might have gotten twice as many carbs or more.

Fish is a great food, as long as it isn't breaded. It has low fat and low sugar. Also, lean vegetables such as brocolli, green beans, or a salad are also good.
 
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