By bigman72 Latest Reply 2011-06-01 22:57:44 -0500
Started 2011-03-21 20:22:13 -0500


25 replies

echowit 2011-03-25 19:21:04 -0500 Report

Just noticed in the posts below that you have high cholesterol too. I'm type 2 with serious cholesterol problems. I swear it seems I can make it out of air. :)

Best advice is from jayabee52, below, test and monitor your BG vs your diet.

One bright side to our plight — a diet that's good for lowering BG also (usually)helps lower cholesterol.

I still eat cookies & stuff too — in moderation, after earning them with the dreaded E word (exercise)

RAYT721 2011-03-22 17:39:40 -0500 Report

I had a craving for a Cinnabon roll and finally gave in… by buying Atkins Cinnamon Bun bars. With only 2-3 net carbs, I was able to get the taste that I craved without the insane sugar and carb contents of the authentic restaurant specialty. Don't give up everything in your life overnight but use common sense and swap one taste for another. Remember that taste makes waist!

jayabee52 2011-03-22 08:44:48 -0500 Report

Howdy Bigman
Only your glucometer can tell you for SURE what the raisin oatmeal cookies are doing to you.

Take a blood glucose reading ("BG") (does not have to be fasting BG) which is your baseline reading. Eat one cookie, and then 2 hrs later test your BG#s again. If your BG# there is 50 pts over your baseline, you probably should avoid them altogether.

But they ARE really tasty. One of my favorites. But now I avoid them.

bigman72 2011-03-23 22:00:05 -0500 Report

Howdy to you too and your idea sounds good and i am going to do that i have to go and buy a meater thanks.

jayabee52 2011-03-23 22:25:28 -0500 Report

You CAN get a meter free on the internet, Ariel (of course that'll take some time to get to you). But as far as inexpensive meter and inexpensive strips go to walmart and find their Reli-on meter. The problem with the free meters is they make up for the cost of the meter (and THEN some) by the cost of the strips. If you are diabetic, (you don't indicate it on your profile) you REALLY should have a meter so you can tell what your BG#s are.

bigman72 2011-03-23 22:52:32 -0500 Report

yes i am prediabetic i am on the pill i was hit with news 3 months ago , i am new to all this stuff, soi am takeing it day by day. today was my worse day i felt ever, but i found out that i have hight colestrol too so i have to learn about both at the same time and the only time i could get to go on this site is around this time becouse i am busy during the morning and day, but thanks for the info.

jayabee52 2011-03-23 23:03:02 -0500 Report

As I frequently tell new Dx-ers, this DM (or any metabolic) condition is a marathon not a sprint. Pace yourself, on learning about it, and trying to control it or you well may burn out, or as Ray says "Take baby steps". To take a longer view and not get too uptight about the high numbers right away is better than burning out and dropping out of the fight to getting good control of your BG#s. Then you become a sitting duck for the complications to pile on!

bigman72 2011-03-23 23:09:07 -0500 Report

thanks j.b. i shore am trying but have a long way to go, well have a good night ill talk to you soon.

Type1Lou 2011-03-22 08:44:46 -0500 Report

Raisins are a natural source of sugar, so as a diabetic, you must be careful how many you eat. One of my type 1 friends used to carry those small boxes of raisins to eat when he had a low blood sugar reaction. That said, the oatmeal raisin cookies are OK, ONLY if you take into account how many carbs each one has and account for it in your diet…BUMMER! A 1/2 ounce mini-box of raisins has 11 grams of carbs…and that's before it goes into the cookie.

MewElla 2011-03-22 07:37:21 -0500 Report

I love these cookies, but can not handle the raisins or the oatmeal so I just look at them and dream on…

pixsidust 2011-03-22 00:36:47 -0500 Report

I read all dried fruits are off limits because of the concentrated sugar.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-03-22 07:32:43 -0500 Report

It seems to depend on the person and the dried fruit.
I can eat a few dried apricots without an adverse affect. An equal volume of raisins is not as good to me. Twice I have tried a 1/4 inch cube of dried pinenapple and could tell instantly I had hit my limit. But it did take care of the craving. In the future I know that I can eat that size piece and stop wanting to overindulge.

Harlen 2011-03-21 21:23:19 -0500 Report

I like them to and I have every three or 4 day's lol but only a small one
They will make need more insulin when I eat one
Best wishes

CaliKo 2011-03-21 21:05:45 -0500 Report

Well, even foods that we used to think of as good for us, like oatmeal, raisins, etc. that have so many carbs will raise our blood glucose levels, which of course, is what we spend so much time trying to control. Each individual is different, and our treatment plans are different, so you have to see where an occasional cookie might fit into your meal plan and do the least damage to your glucose levels. Bottom line on any food is to keep the carb count within your meal plan, and test before and after eating. Good luck.

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