I found out about being T2 in early July this year, and have religiously avoided any junk food, or even something close to it. I did find some baked ziti at a favorite place that is kind to my numbers, but everything else went away as I worked my A1c down to 5.0.
After the divorce, years ago, Christmas tradition had my children stop at my house on Christmas Eve, and then go spend the rest of the holiday with their mom. We watch videos, exchange a few gifts, and eat pizza. I didn’t want to break my run of nothing but good food, but I searched CalorieKing and found that Papa Murhpy’s Take and Bake pepperoni pizza, with thin crust are only around 13g Carbs per slice, so I went for that. Formerly, I would eat the thick crust, and it was very good.
Thin crust is not as tasty, but it was nice to eat what is almost pizza. Being from New Jersey, its not like any pizza in Utah is really pizza anyway
I ate a salad for lunch, so when it was time to eat the pizza, I tested at my fasting number of 85. Figured two slices would be okay, but broke down and went for three. Good size pieces. An hour later, I was at 100, and stunned. Two hours later, 108, and realizing it must be fairly low GI. Three hours later, I was up to 118, and that was the last test as bed time came around, so I don’t know where I ultimately peaked, but I can’t imagine I threatened anywhere near 140 and my morning number was 89.
I suppose one day I may try the regular crust, at twice the carbs, but suprisingly, I am not really craving it again like I was afraid would happen. I can live without it. Nice to know I could probably eat a slice or even two of regular pizza and not spike into the stratosphere tho.
Just thought I would pass that along. The thin crust was certainly key, if anyone ever wants to try it.