Carbs, Carbs and a bit more Carbs

Carbs Carbs, and some more Carbs

For those of you who are wondering what this is I am testing various foods to see how they affect my blood sugar -
Test week one: Popular Carbohydrate
OK so this week I tested Rice, Pasta, Quinoa and Cous Cous,

Day one was cous cous and 1 hour after eating my blood sugar went from 6.7 to 13.9. After 2 hours of eating it was at 19.6

Day two was pasta and at 1 hour my blood sugar had gone from 7.5 to 18 - injected at one hour and regardless of this 3 and a half hours later it was at 20!!!. This is common with what I have experienced with pasta before. I checked my pump and all was well. Need less to say I wont be eating pasta again anytime soon.

Day three was rice and at 1 hour my blood sugar had gone from 8.5 to 19.2 - another abort

Day four was quinoa and my blood sugar went from 9.1 to 16.8 in an hour which is not to bad but I decided to abort and inject

So at the end of the experiment cous cous won the slow release battle but it still raised my sugar substantially after 2 hours. The Quinoa didn't do as well as I had expected but to be honest I was totally full after half a portion so I think I will definitely remember that. Rice and Pasta however are from now a complete NO NO. I may run another experiment with the wholemeal eqivalents at some pont in the near future but all those high blood sugars have made me knackered and in need of a few weeks off

Try this for an experiment, and see if it works for you (as it does for me)… Get Dreamfield’s pasta, cook it according to directions, etc, you can add sauce if you want… and DON’T eat it right away… Put it in the fridge for a whole day… And eat it the next day. My numbers are always, always drastically lower because pastas (especially Dreamfield’s, for some reason), develop ‘resistant starch’ overnight, when cooled down for 12 hours or more after being boiled… The first day, I eat it without this trick, and I went pretty high… and the second day, of the leftovers… I was 109 after 2 1/2 hours… with no harsh peaks. It’s worth a try. :slight_smile:

Wow thats amazing - I will try that thank you :slight_smile:

You might also want to look at the Total Available Glucose group here on Tu. When I eat pasta, I bolus for the carbs and then I give an extended bolus over 3 hours for the same carbs. I do something similar for rice.

Fair Winds,