Hardest Carb for me to give up

Phoenix Eye
By Phoenix Eye Latest Reply 2014-10-04 01:17:07 -0500
Started 2014-09-02 02:14:53 -0500

The hardest carbs for me to give up is white rice and unfortunately brown rice in large quantities still spikes my BS. I cannot get brown rice at awesome Asian restaurants and it is hard. No more Vietnamese rice noodles or Chinese chow fun. Man even bread and noodles are a real concern. All the processed dried noodles taste horrible like soba. I think it is time to get a grain mill and make sure my carbs are from whole wheat.

Thank god there are other choices that are still left for us that taste great. I am pretty stable with The Habit Grilled Chicken Salad with two servings of Honey Mustard Dressing. However nothing clears my sugar out like a big bowl of boiled cabbage. Also thank The Lord meat is still available to is!

I have just been diagnosed a couple weeks ago, but did not start my meds and diet planning until I ate a bowl of Chinese Beef Noodle Soup and two hours later I tested at 264mg/DL. Upon further research I learned how serious blood sugar levels and diet management were.

After this one week on two oral meds I am averaging 122mg/DL. I still have that Morning Spike no matter how good my levels are the night before.

Sorry for the rambling all of this is kind of emotionally and physically exhausting. Anyhow thanks everyone for their guidance and input.

Tags: blood sugar

9 replies

ReaderReader12 2014-09-04 14:38:27 -0500 Report

I don't care for quinoa either. I am using cauliflower for a lot of things I used to use pasta for and sometimes to replace rice. Hang in there.

Glucerna 2014-09-02 20:42:53 -0500 Report

I really like the way you're looking for alternatives to rice and other foods made with white flour. It sounds like it's working for you since your blood sugar numbers have come down so much. ~Lynn @Glucerna

plumtree 2014-09-02 12:08:46 -0500 Report

I have had good luck with quinoa (keen-wah) in moderate amounts replacing both white and brown rice. It is actually a grass seed that was a staple of the Inca diet. It cooks like rice and I have found I can use it in most rice dishes. Over A few months of testing I have found it does not spike my BG like rice does. Again I stress, in moderate amounts.

jayabee52 2014-09-02 03:55:59 -0500 Report

Howdy Phoenix Eye
I have been eating a low carb high protein meal plan for more than 3 yrs now and have adopted a no breads, no grains (of any kind) eating plan and use that to manage my diabetes without the use of diabetes meds. (I have written it up as a discussion on DC and will be glad to send you the link if you ask)

You say that you have a "morning spike". Just so I am clear, does that mean that on your fasting BG (blood glucose) your BG levels are elevated? Or does that mean that you have a mid-morning spike?

God's best to you


Phoenix Eye
Phoenix Eye 2014-09-02 13:48:50 -0500 Report

This morning it was 112mg/DL. Yeah I meant fasting right out of bed before breakfast.

jayabee52 2014-10-04 01:17:07 -0500 Report

I wouldn't consider 112 mg/dl fasting an elevated BG level! For me to consider it elevated it would need to be 140 mg/dl or above.