Breads and Diabetes

By Pappy03 Latest Reply 2011-07-28 13:16:43 -0500
Started 2011-07-22 15:39:29 -0500

Well as most all can tell I am new at this. I eat a lot of sandwiches and I know bread is bad, but what else can I use to hold my bologna together? Is there Diet Bread? My wife does most of the shopping. Any and all comments are appreciated.

53 replies

wes69 2011-07-25 23:27:46 -0500 Report

The days I work and have to pack a lunch to take with me I eat 2 sandwiches (4 slices of bread) and a little bit of fruit and my BG only goes up to about 110 to 120. I eat natures own butterbread which I love…I'm so glad I can still eat something that I actually like. Now if I could just eat a pint of ice cream without it killing me I would be really happy.

2011-07-25 22:50:35 -0500 Report

Try lettuce. I know that it might not sound that good, but it's the only "diet bread" that I know of.

Richknowbody 2011-07-25 09:38:10 -0500 Report

Wheat and rye bread

List of Ingredients

Rich's bread recipe's.
1 tbs olive oil, 1tbs grape seed oil.
3 tbs Gluten Vital Wheat
1 1/3 cup Water
3 cup Wheat flour, whole-grain
3/4 ml Rye flour, dark
2 tsp Sea Salt Red Mill
3 tbs Honey, strained or extracted
1 tbs Yeast, baker's, active dry

Instructions for Preparation

Make all measurements level.
per serving
makes 17 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 134
Calories from fat 25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.8g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 157mg 7%
Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
Protein 4.3g
Percent values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Your daily values may differ.
Additional Information
18.6% of calories from Fat
68.6% from Carbohydrates
12.8% from Protein

jayabee52 2011-07-25 23:02:14 -0500 Report

please post this in the recipes (if you haven't already) Rich.

Richknowbody 2011-07-26 09:26:57 -0500 Report

It is posted above your reply Jayabee52. This is not the recipe I am currently using but it is a good recipe.
I keep pushing this bread because of how it has put me in control of my blood sugar.

jayabee52 2011-07-26 12:49:54 -0500 Report

I know rich, I saw that before I made my posting. What I was asking is that you look at the left of this page you will see a link which takes you to the recipes section. Please enter it there. More people may see it there. Here the recipe tends to get buried with all the activity going on this website. Posting in the recipes section will insure more people see this recipe as some people come to DC not to post to the discussions, but to get new recipe ideas for their diabetes menu.

Also please post the recipe you are currently using. There are a lot of people who would love to see it.

Thanks, Rich

Richknowbody 2011-07-28 13:16:43 -0500 Report

Hi James,
I did post it here in the past. I don't know if it is there still. I can repost it as a new recipe, since I have made little changes to it.

Richknowbody 2011-07-25 09:23:49 -0500 Report

Because bread is such a large part of my diet, I have taken all I have read and studied and now make 3 loaves a week.
I grind my own wheat and rye flour from whole grain.
It doesn't spike my blood sugar.
Let me know when you are stable and I will send you the recipe.

aneibe43 2011-07-24 19:32:01 -0500 Report

i have just found out i have diabetes. i live in a homeless shelter so i have no choise on what food i eat. i do get food stamps but that doesn't go very far. i try not to eat the bread but it's so hardnot to when they feed us so much rice and pasta.i can't afford to eat out that much. any suggestions?

emarei 2011-07-24 19:21:17 -0500 Report

Wheat bread is better than white, it don't spike your sugar as much as white does, you can also use lettus to wrap you meat in so I've heard.

jladytiger1979 2011-07-24 18:43:19 -0500 Report

I like bread too. I just try to get the most out of it. My fav is natures own 9 grain bread. It's 40 calories per slice, 18 g carbs (for 2 slices), 6 g of fiber (for slices), 1.5 g fat (2 slices) 135 mg sodium (again for 2 slices)!!! Makes wonderful toast & is soft but strong for my sandwhiches!! Yum yum!

2011-07-25 22:59:16 -0500 Report

But is the bread made from whole wheat flour? Or is it made from unbleached white flour? If I have to eat bread, I'll eat Orowheat Light wheat. It is 40 calories a slice, 18 grams of carbs per slice,( more nuts and twigs per slice), and is made from whole wheat flour. Because it's just brown bread if it's made from unbleached white flour. Wheat bread is made from whole wheat flour.

Richknowbody 2011-07-27 08:23:13 -0500 Report

I buy the 50 LBS bags of Rye and Wheat and grind my own and I don't guess.
Honeyville is where I buy it. My 2 lbs loaf costs me $1.18 each. Last year it was 85 cents a loaf.
This bread really helps me keep control of the blood sugar. and I have lost 30 lbs

nzingha 2011-07-24 18:06:08 -0500 Report

i loooovvveeeed bread… now i can hardly eat it…worse where i live there rn't that many choices/options..

nanaellen 2011-07-23 19:32:30 -0500 Report

Personally I think the bologna is worse for you then the bread! But I hear ya on the sandwiches!! I've lived on sandwiches most of my life!!! I have found that Shaw's Supermarket Brand Bread is less carbs only 10 and less sugar then most!! But ONLY the small sandwich loaf NOT the family sized!! Why? I have no idea but they ARE different!! Also They make an Italian Lite Bread that's not too bad either!!

diabetes control
diabetes control 2011-07-24 11:55:54 -0500 Report

pedough bread, no white bread. Whole brown wheat bread, and up-grade your bologna to sliced chicken or a good pressed ham. This is not the place to cut a corner.

digitaldoorbell 2011-07-23 19:10:49 -0500 Report

Pepperidge Farms makes one at 15 carbs per slice. I had to say goodbye to all of it. It's a trade that I continue to make. I don't take meds and I have had three consecutive A1C's in less than 5.5. It's worth it to me.

Hope you find what you're looking for.

2011-07-25 23:04:24 -0500 Report

Thx ddb. I've given up on all carbs, and that even includes breads. But I would kill to have an A1C like yours.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-07-23 13:59:15 -0500 Report

Loved bread, lots of toast for breakfast, made dinner rolls and innamon rolls weekly, sandwhiches…
Have tried most of the low carb versions mentioned. Most have been OK to great as to taste. Some have spiked my BG. So make sure and test to see how they treat your BG. Sometimes I will make a sandwhich using a large lettuce leave as a wrapper. Have enjoyed not wondering about what the bread would have done to my BG and it tastes good too. Instead of a ham sandwhich I substitute a chefs salad with a little extra ham. Same for a BLT, I've just made a more baconny chef's salad. A Bologna wrap or chef salad would work.

melissa5786 2011-07-23 12:59:28 -0500 Report

I eat 2 different kinds of breads with my sandwiches. I like the Fiber One Multigrain bread (thin sliced) for 2 slices it's 100 calories and tons of fiber! I also like the Weight Watchers 100% wheat bread. For 2 slices it's 80 calories.. it's low in carbs and high in fiber as well, I just can't remember exact numbers.

MoeGig 2011-07-23 08:39:18 -0500 Report

I liked bread as much as anyone; but, I have to minimize or totally eliminate bread to maintain a steady A1c in the 6's. Bread is simply too expensive to eat relative to other carbs I enjoy…a plum, a peach, a banana etc. (I can see the tomatoes being thrown at me from bread people as I write this). :>)

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-07-23 13:51:21 -0500 Report

If too many tomatoes land near you and you can't use them all, send a few my way. Tomatoes hve been rather tasty to me lately.

Pynetree 2011-07-23 08:18:06 -0500 Report

My favorite - and luckily, it's readily in several of our local stores , and at the outlet, is Pepperidge Farms light style 7 grain. Seem to be a lot more of these light breads out there, just ask your wife to find one of them, by reading labels. We used to buy light for me, but now the whole family eats…and prefers it. Good luck!

Armourer 2011-07-23 03:12:25 -0500 Report

I love bread of all kinds, even 100% whole wheat which diabetics should have, but even whole wheat doesn't like me, even wheat pasta etc. Yet two weeks ago I found at COSTCO and 100% whole wheat bread by Sara Lee that is only 45 calories, 9 grams carb. Basically it is two slices of bread equal to one regular. This has worked for me the best.

melcoujes 2011-07-22 23:53:12 -0500 Report

The whole wheat sandwhich thins are really good! My kids even like them better than regular wheat bread.

msann 2011-07-22 19:49:03 -0500 Report

hi i eat the natures own also the wheat low carbs

tabby9146 2011-07-23 08:24:17 -0500 Report

I like Nature's own too, much lower in carbs than many of the other 100% whole wheat breads, and no high frucrose corn syrup

CaliKo 2011-07-23 00:02:57 -0500 Report

I like the Natures Own Whole Wheat bread, too, 8 carbs per slice. I've also seen bagels lately, normal width, but very, very thin, so that the whole thing has 16 or 17 carbs (whole wheat) just like a fat mini-bagel.

lmkilday 2011-07-22 19:41:39 -0500 Report

I found 2 low carb breads: Pepperidge Farm Light Style soft wheat 45 calories and 8 carbs per slice. Also comes in 7 grain and oatmeal. 2nd one is Pepperidge farm Very Thin whole wheat sliced bread has less than 40 calories and 7 grams of carbs per slice. Also comes in white bread. I've tried the Light Style and it is very good. Tastes sweeter than most wheat breads. Haven't tried the Very Thin bread.

jayabee52 2011-07-22 18:27:23 -0500 Report

I had used the thin buns a few months ago. I bought the whole grain multigrain buns. My mom found some thin whole grain hotdog buns just recently.

However about 6 months ago I had decided to almost completely discontinue eating bread. The only bread I have consumed is the bottoms of hamburger buns which I ordered in the drive throughs. When I eat in a resturaunt I use a fork to eat the burger alone. I will even order a hamburger without the bread when dining in the resturaunt using a knife and fork.

I have even ordered a hamburger wrapped in lettuce leaves. And that was before I have decided to almost completely discontinue bread in my eating plan.

My eating plan has been good to me. I had discontinued taking my 17 U AM and 15 U PM of NPH and experemented with controlling my BG levels by my eating plan alone. That esperement has been successful IMO. I keep my BG levels at 130 or below for fasting levels. Most of the time I am at 110 or below. I haven't had any lows in the time I have been on this plan. I eat a low carb high protein meal plan eating a lot of low glycemic index veggies, and limited amounts of fruits.

My BG levels are pretty well controlled, and I have lost about 40 lbs of weight and about 3" at my waistline. I do well as long as I don't slip, which I have done 2 or 3 times in this past 6 months. I've been on vacation, visiting with my mom for the past 2.5 weeks, and I have maintained my eating plan quite well with few little indiscretions. Mom is on board with my eating plan (even though mom is not following my plan and is pre-diabetic) which has been helpful.

I realize not everyone can control their diabetes without medication of some kind, but I highly encourage folks to use their meds to control, and eat a low carb menu.

Blessings ~ James

JoleneAL 2011-07-22 17:38:29 -0500 Report

I use bread with only 10 carbs per slice; Natures Own makes a wheat one. I have a roast beef sandwich at lunch and its only 20 carbs total.

grandmaducky 2011-07-22 16:08:11 -0500 Report

i really don't eat bread but if i have to i buy the highest fiberwheat bread i can. I put all the stuff i want on sandwhich in side of lunch meat and fold like a taco and eat.If your wife has a bread machine she can make whole wheat bread add flax seeds to it and raise the fiber count good luck