Frozen Burritos.... Baaaaad for the blood sugar

By KimberRae72 Latest Reply 2013-12-04 13:46:04 -0600
Started 2013-12-01 22:59:10 -0600

I've been slowly trying to get used to my diabetic diet. I was hungry this afternoon and thought I would have a snack. I took my blood sugar and it was 102, which was fantastic for me. So I had a frozen beef and bean burrito… you know, one of those little ones that you nuke. Well, before dinner I took my sugars so I could adjust my insulin of needed… and it was 200! OMG! From a bean burrito.

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Glucerna 2013-12-02 14:50:35 -0600 Report

It's great that you are testing your blood sugar to discover how different foods affect you. Be sure to note the grams of carbohydrate and fiber in the burrito, and then compare that to the carbohydrate and fiber in other snacks. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2013-12-02 10:49:35 -0600 Report

Howdy KimberRae

There is a way of determining better what foods affect your Blood Glucose (BG) levels. Take a look at this discussion here ~

Part of learning to live with your diabetes is learning how YOUR body and metabolism is affected by various foods & drinks. I have created a binder of foods & drinks and how they affect me. It is a truth that not everyone is affected the same way with the same substances, so it is important for us to know what plays nice with our personal metabolism and what does not.

Praying God's best for you and yours

James Baker

Sherelle112 2013-12-02 00:26:03 -0600 Report

Brown rice is better, but still tons of carbs & I no longer have rice based meals. No casseroles or Chinese food. I just have it literally as a side. Brown rice just ain't the same lol. Not at allll worth high bgs for me!!!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-04 13:03:35 -0600 Report

I absolutely do not like Brown Rice. I cooked white rice last week and had two tablespoons. It took my blood sugar from 120 to 135. After walking around the block twice, it was back to normal after another 2 hours. I stopped not eating foods because of blood sugar. I test before I eat to determine if I can have something. I test 2 hours after I eat to see how something effected me. Most of the time I don't get a spike because I have been active between the time I eat and test. You can't just eat and sit down, you have to be active in some way.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-12-04 13:25:58 -0600 Report

I have tried brown, red, black, jasmine, and probably a few other rices. Each of them gave me a BG spike. Although I usually don't eat rice anymore, I have had a few meals at The Cake Lady"s ( AKA Mom) that included rice. I just tried my best to eat as little of the rice as I could and hoped for less than your two Tabslespoon adventure. I usually try to go to our Tuesday dinners with a BG of around the mid 80's so I have a little wiggle room.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-04 13:46:04 -0600 Report

Graylin, I honestly do not spend time worrying about eating food. There are so many other things I can be doing beside being concerned with food. I know what food is going to spike me. If I want it, I eat it in moderation. I had not had rice in a long time so I went for it. I have learned since being diabetic that once I stopped worrying about what I am going to eat that it solved a problem I was having with eating. Now I can enjoy a meal instead of worrying about if it is going to cause a spike. Had I eaten a tablespoon of rice, I would not have had a spike at all because of all the protien and I ate and I would have walked after dinner.

When I go to someones house for dinner, I eat what is served. I don't ask if I can bring anything because the hostess has her meal planned. I don't ask for anything special because this could create extra work for the hostess.

Just because you go to someones house for dinner doesn't mean you have to eat some of everything that is served.

dagger1234 2013-12-01 23:19:56 -0600 Report

That's why they make you test your blood sugar level to know what food triggers it. Of course all of us diabetics know that carbs most def will trigger it but I didn't know that bad either. I'm Asian and I gotta have my rice but I'm slowly trying to not depend on it.

KimberRae72 2013-12-01 23:47:33 -0600 Report

Can we eat brown rice? I love rice too in Chinese food and sushi. I know one of the sushi places in town lets you order your sushi with brown rice.

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