Cereal & high bs

Mrs Fowler
By Mrs Fowler Latest Reply 2013-01-14 12:47:31 -0600
Started 2013-01-03 22:23:16 -0600

Hello all!
I am 34 yrs old and newly type 1. Watching my diet has been…well…challenging. =)
I noticed anytime I eat cereal, no matter how precise my carb count measurement my post meal bs is too high!!! Has anyone else experienced this or know why?

11 replies

KeliKel 2013-01-14 11:58:53 -0600 Report

I understand I have only been diagnosed for 3 months. I'm still iffy about what I eat and counting too. Keep positive!

MAYS 2013-01-14 00:20:35 -0600 Report

Welcome to the family!

Very few things about diabetes and the way it does react in the body of individuals is written in stone!
What affects one diabetic (especially foods) may have an entirely different effect on another diabetic in various ways, that's the beauty of diabetes…lol.

All you can do is this, make a few modifications concerning the foods that you are eating, document your findings and figure out what's best for you (you can discuss this with your doctors) having diabetes is an ever learning experience!

This may interest you:


granniesophie 2013-01-04 16:32:15 -0600 Report

Gluten free cereal and almond milk is my go-to dinner when I'm too tired to cook! I don't eat it for breakfast, it raises my BS too much, but for dinner it seems to remain stable. Why, I don't know!

Mrs Fowler
Mrs Fowler 2013-01-04 12:26:07 -0600 Report

Thank you all! I'm meeting with my doc today. Hopefully she can also shed some light. Sounds like I'll be saying goodbye to cereal though! It's just so easy when on the go!!!

sloane 2013-01-14 12:47:31 -0600 Report

Cereal does seem to raise BS also because many cereals have a high glycemic index. You can try just a bit of cereal for crunch then add a little sugar free yogurt or even a dash of milk and some fresh fruit and nuts..

jayabee52 2013-01-04 12:42:44 -0600 Report

I have been cereal free for about 3 yrs and I really no longer miss it.

Can't be a "cerial killer" any more (sorry for the bad pun)

GabbyPA 2013-01-04 09:54:28 -0600 Report

If you are just eating cereal with milk you are on a double carb with no other things to help out. What you might want to do is make sure you have some protein even if it's a shake with your breakfast to help. Or eat a higher fiber cereal. Or change to an Almond milk that has less carbs. Or have some nuts on the side.

I pretty much don't touch cereal any more. It is not worth the spikes for me either and I stick to a more protein breakfast such as eggs or meat with veggies. Actually I generally eat salads for breakfast. Not so appealing on a cold day, so I like to do egg drop soup. Almost zero carbs, keeps me warm and gets me going.

manapua72 2013-01-04 05:21:58 -0600 Report

My too friends that commented before me have very valid points … The one ? I have for u is , r u taking the right amount of insulin to cover the carbs u r eating ???

Caroltoo 2013-01-04 02:58:17 -0600 Report

Definitely an item I now avoid. I'm one of the gluten intolerant folks that James referred to in his response (above). I was totally unaware of this issue until I noticed that I have a much, much bigger response to carbs from wheat, rye, barley, and oats.

Now that I know that, I have gone gluten free and am doing very well without any medications. If you should decide to try this dietary change and avoid these products, it will take a month or more before you see much change. It's subtle at first, but it sure feels a lot better once you have done it for a while.

jayabee52 2013-01-04 01:49:59 -0600 Report

I am t 2 and have noticed that too!

There is a theory (only a theory!) that t 1s may also have a mild to moderate gluten intolerance. That intolerance irritates the lining of the intestines. Cortisol is produced in your adrenals in response to the irritation and in turn interferes with the insulin uptake.

Read more about cortisol here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/17... (tip o' the hat to Mays!)

James Baker

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