Multigrain rice cakes

By Kaydoo Latest Reply 2014-03-23 11:32:54 -0500
Started 2014-03-21 18:29:04 -0500

Any thoughts?
Even eating veggies and protein i am having the worst time getting my bs down. Water and diet soda and some fruit ( raspberries) and the odd single serving of hummus.
Sugar free vinegrette on endless salads.
I'm getting frustrated

6 replies

Type1Lou 2014-03-23 11:32:54 -0500 Report

Carbs Carbs Carbs…become hyper-aware of the carb content of the food you eat since carbs are the major factor in blood glucose. Read all the labels and get a guide for those items without labels. Determine how many carbs you are currently eating per day and try to reduce them…you should see an improvement in your BG's. It's never easy and does demand some effort but the results are worth it. Each person has differing needs. I try to limit myself to no more than 120 grams of carb per day. My last A1c was 6.7. Keep us posted on how you're doing!

Glucerna 2014-03-22 15:15:24 -0500 Report

It sounds like you're working really hard to manage your blood sugar levels Kaydoo. I agree with Joyce: ask your doctor for a referral to a dietitian who can review your food records and blood sugar records and help you figure out a healthy, balanced diet. There isn't one eating plan that fits everyone's situation, and a dietitian can help you individualize a plan just for you. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-03-22 08:27:06 -0500 Report

Howdy Kay

This is what worked for me ~

I used that meal plan to be able to discontinue my use of NPH insulin. I managed to keep my Blood Glucose (BG) within the normal range, had an A1c of 5.5 and lost about 65 lbs in 5 mo. Eventually I noticed that I was looking too gaunt, so I added some fat to my meal plan to give me some calories so I if I would get sick, I'd have a little extra from which to draw.

Your mention of multigrain rice cakes (if they're multigrain are the really rice cakes? LoL) reminds me of what I thought and did when first Dx'd. My Dr put me on metformin and told me to "at light" So I thought, what is lighter than a rice or popcorn cake. So for the first month I ate rice cakes and popcorn cakes. Couldn't understand why my BG levels weren't coming down all that much. Come to find out that the rice cakes were spiking my BG levels. I stopped the rice cakes and things started going the right way.

God's best to you and yours


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-21 22:11:41 -0500 Report

Kaydoo you may need to see a nutritionist to help you come up with a meal plan and snacks that you can follow. Exercising and relaxation helps. Stress and frustration can effect your blood sugar.

I do not eat rice cakes. I will eat rice now and then but I know it will spike me. You should be eating full meals. I bake, grill or broil meats to have with dinner. I add veggies and a starch that isn't going to spike me. Fruits contain natural sugar so you still have to watch them. If you are having trouble with gaining control, talk to your doctor. There are no quick fixes. It took me about a month and a half to get my blood sugar down from 200 to 120 and maintain it. To do that, I ate complete meals and snacks. I rarely eat salads and hummus.

To get it down, I weighed and measured everything I ate and then walked. I no longer do that because I am to the point of maintaining my blood sugar and eat whatever I want in moderation.

haoleboy 2014-03-21 20:43:46 -0500 Report

Being from Hawaii the hardest thing for me to give up was rice. everyone told me that I could eat rice as long as it was whole grain . I tried pink and brown but they spiked me as bad as white.
as is always the caveat … YMMV (your mileage may vary) … try them and check afterwards