Low glycemic

By rij061258 Latest Reply 2011-08-27 14:51:04 -0500
Started 2011-08-26 22:17:03 -0500

Is anyone using a low glycemic diet? I'm thinking of trying it because even a lot of good carbs aren't always good for me. Was wondering if it would be a more effective way of controling my BG.

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jayabee52 2011-08-27 13:20:39 -0500 Report

I would use the GI as kind of a guide for my eating plan, but I would use my meter readings to fine tune my eating plan.

What I do is to take a BG reading before I test a food. That is my baseline reading. I eat a recommended portion of that food. Then 2 hrs lafter my first bite I take a "postpramdial" reading. That will tell me how much that particular portion of food has raised my BG levels over my baseline readings. If it raises my BG less than 50 pts, I may eat that portion without much trouble. If it raises my BG over 50 then I need decide whether it is too much over 50 or not and I may want to retest it with a lower portion size. If it is closer to a 100 pts raise then I usually decide to avoid that food altogether.

I then put a page in my 3 ring binder with that food on it, and record the baseline, the portion conumed and the postprandial results, and my decisions made, whether to retest with a lower portion, and then results of that test, or if I decided to avoid that food altogether.

I do that so I remember what I've tested and what my decisions were, so I don't have to test again needlessly.

That way I have a book of what works for ME and my metabllism specifically.

realsis77 2011-08-27 12:11:13 -0500 Report

Hi. The low glycemic diet is a great diet. I'm personally not on it now but I should be. The glycemic index provides us information we need to eat healthy and keep our blood sugar down. I think that its a wonderful healthy idea! Foods lower on the index are best for our diabetes anyway. Good luck to you and let us know how the diet goes

rij061258 2011-08-27 14:51:04 -0500 Report

Once I start I will. It maybe a couple of months, I need to get moved to a new home and get some cookbooks too. I just wondered how many here would think it was a good idea and if anyone was already doing, what their results have been. I'm doing good for the most part with my numbers but know I could be doing better. Hard to do right now, when dealing with other peoples meal plans. Will be better when I don't have to worry about that any more.

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