OK, I'm so frustrated. Will he ever be able to eat any sugar?

Ok so last night we had so strawberries he only had 5 and at the time is spiked him 20 points and this morning he is still up a little. I thought strawbarries were ok. So anything that you guys eat that have a little sweet in it that you don’t pay for for the next day.
grr this stupid thing never stops GRRR.

First, 20 points is a modest and tolerable rise. You could look at food and have your blood sugar rise. And even if your blood sugar is a little up this morning you don’t even know why. You don’t really know why. Yesterday I did a happy dance, my blood sugar upon arising was 82 mg/dl. Today, 169 mg/dl. I have no idea why.

Brian’s Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

1.5 cups half and half
4 tablespoons Splenda
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup Chia seeds

Whisk together half and half, splenda, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Whisk in chia seeds and divide between 4 small dishes. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, serve cold, perhaps with some whipped cream and a raspberry on top.

Serves 4, per serving 6g carbs, 10g fat, 3g protein


Thank you I will make that and try it.

Yeah, 20 is not much, and actually the makers of blood glucose meters are only required to make them within 20% +/- accurate. so if his bg result on the meter was 100, the actual bg could be anywhere between 80 and 120.


also, how long after eating the berries did you test? Was that 20 points immediately after eating the berries or 20 points after an hour or two? It makes a difference!

One of the things you will read in the literature, and be told by health care workers, is that different sources of carbohydrate metabolize at different rates and therefore some are “better” than others. “Glycemic index” is the standard buzzword.

Like nearly everything else concerning diabetes, this is subject to qualification. We have that acronym, YDMV (“Your Diabetes May Vary”) as a constant reminder that each individual case behaves . . . individually. In my case, it doesn’t matter what the source of carbs is. It really doesn’t. 20 grams of carb will spike me almost identically whether it comes from fruit, bread, rice, or whatever. My meter can’t tell the difference. For others, the response curve can be quite different. It just highlights yet again that each PWD needs to determine their own pattern, and manage accordingly.

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I agree 20 pts is a minimal spike.

I find that putting a little cinnamon on berries tones down the already modest spike. A little fat like whipped cream, cream cheese or nuts also helps.


the 20 points was about a hour and a half later.

@David_dns That is what being person-centered is all about. YDMV.

Thank you for our post.

I’m not an expert by any means - all I can tell you is what has helped me. And that is - not to think about a particular blood sugar as being “good” or “bad,” but rather as a learning experience. I like to think of it as a scale or range - so after eating, I’d like for my blood sugar to be within a certain range (for me - that’s 120 or less two hours after eating). It’s to be expected that my blood sugar is higher than it was before eating (so the 20 points - that’s totally ok!). BUT, if it’s not in that range, I consider it to be a learning experience. By that I mean, now I know that this kind of food spikes my blood sugar more than other foods. And that’s super helpful to know! Since I use insulin, now I know that eating this kind of food either requires that I eat less of it, or that I need a little more insulin.

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Friut has natural sugar, fructose. I have been type one for 54 years and it has been a learning experience.Be patient . I have made it for almost 1/2 a century with few complications. Your son should be fine with an observant mom like you. God bless