In the recent discussion concerning BG and oatmeal someone posted that cream of wheat played nice with their BG. Since being diagnosed with diabetes I had avoided this comfort food. Today all the elements were in place for my experiment. Need for comfort food. Comfort food on hand. Time to enjoy comfort food and ensuing 15 minute BG tests for 3 hrs. Enough test strips for testing.
Results for 1 serving size packet of Instant Cream of Wheat (19 grams of carbs) prepared with 2/3 c Almond Milk (abt 1 gram of carbs) and abt 1 Tbsp Splenda. Cooked for abt 100 seconds in a Hello Kitty microwave. Consummed by 7:30 PM.
Beginning BG taking just prior to assembling and cooking ingredients and pinching finger in Hello Kitty's door at 7:15 PM - 100.
7:45 PM - 91
8:00 PM - 107
8:15 PM - 109
8:30 PM - 130
8:45 PM - 143
9:00 PM - 162
9:15 PM - 142
9:30 PM - 122
9:45 PM - 129
10:00 PM - 112
10:15 PM - 103
10:30 PM - 102
Comfort food satisfaction was acceptable. Slightly low rating because husband had bought the individual packets that have added salt rather than my usual choice. Not having to go to the store myself outweighs the slightly salty taste.
Next test I will add some whey powder to see if a little protein will help. I also will eat a serving of almonds. Maybe that will help prevent the 60 point spike.
Anybody else want to test and share their experience with Cream of Wheat or other breakfast cereals?
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