By Caroltoo Latest Reply 2012-08-03 17:53:28 -0500
Started 2012-07-31 16:23:28 -0500

This is a quiz from d-Life which has suggestions, many of which we've discussed here, for dealing with BG spikes WITHOUT using medication.

Some of the favorites we have discussed are the use of lemon juice, vinegar and peanuts, 3.5T oil (no more, no less) on 1 cup pasta, fiber, when exercise makes our BGs go up. Interesting to see all these things we've discussed here in print.

Check out the article for all the suggestions and, since I've given away the answers to some of the questions, see how well you do on this quiz!


8 replies

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-08-02 20:52:35 -0500 Report

Perhaps the peanuts do help.
Tested this out today with Birthday cupcake number two. BG before eating cupcake and a handful of peanuts 104 about two hrs later 138 so 34 point spike
Cupcake one a few days ago BG before eating only cupcake was 84 about two hours later was 137 so 53 point spike.

Caroltoo 2012-08-03 17:34:30 -0500 Report

Thanks a nice before and after test. Hope you enjoyed the cupcakes!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-08-03 17:40:21 -0500 Report

They were good vanilla, so only had two over two days. Now if they were some of The Cake Lady's chocolate ones I would have had cupcake resistence issues.

Caroltoo 2012-08-03 17:53:28 -0500 Report

Me, too. I had that feeling over a piece of cheesecake yesterday. Didn't do it, cause I didn't know what was in it, but of so hard to walk away!

Nick1962 2012-08-01 08:39:50 -0500 Report

9/10 Not bad. Saturdays are bad for me. I usually have to cut the lawn right after exercising, so that means a good 3+ hours of physical activity. More depending on what else needs to be done around the house/yard. This usually means a big spike for me. I found that lemon water (and lots of it) not only keeps me hydrated, but reduces this spike by as much as 40% - enough to keep me within the good range.

Caroltoo 2012-08-01 15:46:20 -0500 Report

Illustrates how exercise to the point of "stress" causing adrenalin flow will raise BGS and how acid foods (lemon) help decrease the spike. Thanks for sharing.

Nick1962 2012-08-02 08:51:22 -0500 Report

Yup, sometimes I find the actual "chemistry of living" with diabetes a fun little challenge. Had a "team building" event last night for work - went bowling (first time in over 20 years). Of course in the interest of the team i had to have a couple beers (first time in over 7 months) and eat things like fried pickles. Still, after all that i managed to come in under 70 an hour later. Oy am I sore today though (woke up to 95).

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