whole wheat spaghetti

By chayogarza Latest Reply 2012-04-03 21:04:46 -0500
Started 2012-02-27 10:53:47 -0600

saturday i had whole wheat spaghetti with baked chicken.hadnt had carbs .thats why i thought it would be ok. before bed my bg was136. in the morning sunday it was 155. today monday it was 122 how long does it stay in my body? i know now no more carbs of any kind for me.

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MrsCDogg 2012-02-28 08:26:56 -0600 Report

I never eat regular pasta or whole wheat for that matter. I occasionally will cook Dreamfields but just can't handle traditional pasta, whole wheat or otherwise. Dreamfields works great for me tho. It hardly moves my blood sugar numbers at all.

TsalagiLenape 2012-02-28 07:32:18 -0600 Report

Well if you are monitoring yourself,and keeping things relatively easy you can have carbs just the fact you used whole wheat instead of the normal stuff is great. So take things one day at a time per moment. Hope this helps as it was meant too. Hugs

diabetesfree 2012-02-28 00:28:23 -0600 Report

I've read that how you cook pasta can actually affect how much it raises your blood sugar. The longer pasta is cooked, the more it will raise your blood glucose levels. Compared to Italians, Americans tend to overcook pasta, or so I'm told. Might be worth trying.

Pastor Bruce
Pastor Bruce 2012-02-27 16:49:54 -0600 Report

My doctor told me for a person without diabetes "that their surgar reading should not be over 120. A person with diabetes should not be over 130. If it stays over 150 a cut or sore may not heal." My doctor said, "that perfect was between 110 and 120." This is after a person has taken their meds.

pixsidust 2012-02-27 14:20:38 -0600 Report

Your numbers really are fine. Some make spaghetti with spaghetti squash. You cook it and peel out the spaghetti like strings out of it. Add your sauce and yum!

jayabee52 2012-02-27 14:03:58 -0600 Report

Howdy Rosario!

I don't consider 122 to be all that bad. Only 2 pts higher than the normal range that I was taught as a CNA for Blood Glucose (BG) levels for People with Diabetes (PWDs). In fact some authorities go up to 130 as a nomal reading (wouldn't it be nice if the "authorities" all would agree on a normal range? LoL!)

Unless you eat only protein, fat and green leafy vegetables, you cannot avoid eating Carbs. It is also not recommended that you avoid all carbs. But I'm sure you know about the two types of carbs: "simple" and "complex" The simple you ought to avoid, The complex however, is a bit more confusing. If the whole wheat pasta was 55% whole wheat and 45% regular white flour it could be called "whole wheat" by FDA rules, but your body knows the difference between that and pasta made with 100% WW flour. And your BG will show it.

I myself had been on a meal plan experement for the past year. I have avoided all breads pastas and products having corn or corn meal in them. So I essentially was on a very low carb and high protein meal plan of my own design. I started out in Feb 2011 trying an experement to see if my pancreas was putting out enough insulin on its own to cover what my reduced carb load was putting on my body. Turns out it was. I have continued my experement and normalized my BGs Over this past year I have pretty well normalized my BGs (except for the occasional slip up) and had my latest A1c of 5.5 (within the normal range) lost 65 lbs this past year to boot!

I also have developed a method for checking how a specific food or drink affects one's unique metabolism. I'd be willing to share these with you should you ask.

This way you could know which carb you could have and which you ought avoid if posssible.

Blessings to you and yours Rosario!


chayogarza 2012-02-27 14:19:15 -0600 Report

please do share your method i thought it was high my usual readings are 79 thru100 in the am.what do you think about the protein shakes? glad to hear my 122 was not bad.im very scared about amputation with my neuropathy.the a;pha lipoic acid and biptine has helped alot with the pain. thats why i try so hard to keep my numbers in the normal range.so far been blessed. no problems with my feet. keep a close eye on them.also now trying to loose some weight, i have lost 9 lbs so far thanks for your help i appreciate it rosario

suziesgirl 2012-04-03 21:04:46 -0500 Report

You may want to look into Almond flour. I eat pancakes made with it, make my own scones and carrot cake. When you eliminate the simple carbs, suddenly you won't crave them. It may take a few weeks for your body to get used to the change. It is very strange how your taste for good foods increase and the bad decrease. It happens, but only when you detox from the bad ones. Flax meal is also a very good source of protein and high in fiber and a complex carb. I tried Dr. Oz's muffin and was very impressed. It was good and you can find it in the recipe section of his website. Not all of the recipes on this site are diabetes friendly, so you must be careful. However the muffin is great and very easy to prepare.
Best Wishes