Best sugar

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-02-08 10:53:21 -0600
Started 2014-02-06 23:15:48 -0600

I'm new at this I luv my waffle and does not know which syrup to use or for my coffee which sugar is the best

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6 replies

Type1Lou 2014-02-08 10:53:21 -0600 Report

As a diabetic, I believe "Carbohydrate Awareness" is essential. Since carbs are the primary factor in elevating blood sugars, I would suggest that you determine how many carbs YOU are eating per day. This will help you determine which is the "best" food choice for you…the lower the carbs the better. If you want to lower your current blood sugar levels and get to a good A1c, consider reducing the carbs in your diet…read the labels on packaged food to get carb AND serving size info (often much smaller than you think.). For unlabeled food, get a good guide like "Calorie King" or many others, both in paperback or on-line. Wishing you well!

GabbyPA 2014-02-07 09:56:07 -0600 Report

The biggest thing is to make sure you are eating some proteins with that kind of a breakfast. Carbs in the waffle, carbs in the topping (even sugar free has some carbs) so add some eggs or protein to the meal to help cut the absorption of the sugars.

As for coffee, I use Truvia to sweeten mine.

jayabee52 2014-02-07 00:31:17 -0600 Report

Howdy Anon
there are a number of ways to interpret "best". One of the ways of interpreting best is: "what will do the least damage to my body?" If this is the question asked then it would NOT be the commonly available "non-nutritive" sweetners like Sucralose (splenda) Aspartame (nutrasweet) or Saccharan (SweetNLow). Acesulfame potassium (Sunett, Sweet One)
I stay away from these entirely

If you are asking which would I like the best then consider:

Some like Stevia or one of the mixtures derived from it PurVia and Truvia.
There is a sweetener made from monk fruit (nectress) and different sweetner Tagatose (Naturlose) and even Trehalose.

And then there are the "natural" sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, molasses, agave nectar, coconut sugar, date sugar, fruit juice concentrate (but these are not the best of People with diabetes because they affect our blood glucose)

Really, when I drink coffee I drink it black anymore (used to use sweetnlow)

For waffles (I don't eat products made from grain) I believe 1 oz of agave nectar might work.

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

fozy 2014-02-07 00:43:00 -0600 Report

Thank you James I eat waffle, wheat pan cakes once in a while and I eat oat mill and whole grain with flex seed if u don't eat gran what do u wat for breakfast

jayabee52 2014-02-07 07:49:13 -0600 Report

Howdy Fozy
eggs and fruit. Mostly anything protein. Plus there is no manditory rule one has to eat so called "breakfast foods" for the first meal of the day. Sometimes I eat chicken breasts.
And from my internet research done on the issue,. 75 % of Chol. is manufactured in the liver. "The body utilizes two sources of cholesterol. One source is exogenous, or dietary cholesterol, found in fish, red meats, poultry and dairy products. Certain types of meats, such as organ meats (e.g. liver, brain) are extremely high in cholesterol. The vast majority of plant-based foods have no cholesterol in them.
The second source is endogenous, or created by the body. This process is a complex series of biochemical reactions that produces cholesterol necessary for the body to function." So while eggs do have some chol in them the majority comes from other sources. It might be important to watch my egg intake if I were like my 1st wife who had a chol rdg of over 300 (and she could not take statins - she ended up surviing a major heart attack) My chol has been always around 100 (which is good) so I really don't need to worry.

How are your Blood glucose (BG) readings to hrs after eating a breakfast like that? I know that eating anything like that would spike me horribly, so I stay away.