I seen a diabetic artlicle with a picture of a "healthy breakfast" that would spike my sugars

By Lakeland Latest Reply 2014-10-04 22:00:54 -0500
Started 2014-09-16 21:35:23 -0500

they showed cerial, milk, fruit & juice. If I ate that my sugar would be 250 at least. who are these people. for me to have a breakfast & have good numbers afterwards, I need 2 eggs, light sausage, 1 piece of toast, coffee.

where do they get these people???


14 replies

stu82 2014-09-19 13:01:20 -0500 Report

I've "had/not been" type 1 diabetes for going on 21 years now. I have adjusted meals not only breakfast and dinner, but work day and "so called" days off. As you know we tend to lessen carbs in p.m. to help prevent spikes in a.m. I increase carbs on workday morns to help prevent bottoming out. I worked industrial scaffolding in diff. types of plants. For those of you who know, it is a very demanding job. One that my docs have tried last 15 years to get me to change. Even with my lantus dose now @ 38 units vs. 70 when I first started on it, I have to eat a similar breakfast as mentioned above. We all live diff lifestyles as someone has commented. Not speaking negatively in any manner, my only point being this: listen to you body above all!! I have found it will be a truer guide to you than any chart, drug rep. or anyone for that matter! Believe me I/we all know it's a rough push through diabetes. But don't stop pushing and listening to your body. It knows best

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2014-09-18 17:36:32 -0500 Report

I think perhaps they are the people who are able to take enough insulin to cover whatever cabs they eat. Some Type 2s do this. There are many Type 1s who do this since they are not insulin resistant, but just produce no insulin.
Just proof that one size does not fit all.
Your toast would spike me, but I most likely can eat foods that don't work for you. Thankfully our finger pokes can help us learn what to eat and who to ignore.

Lakeland 2014-09-18 20:40:48 -0500 Report

my dad, use to overdose on insulin & tell my mom, "I'm dizzy, get me chocolate" He was happy doing this,but diabetes hurt his kidneys, but he lived til 85

Type1Lou 2014-09-18 09:50:06 -0500 Report

That's why we need to learn what works best for US! I find that many of the ADA recipes are way too high in carbs for me. The ADA has been very slow to accept that a reduced carbohydrate diet is the path to better BG control. IMHO, many of the "so-called" diabetes experts also have blinders on where carbohydrate consumption is concerned. I've learned that I can maintain my BG is acceptable ranges with a daily carb consumption of 120 grams and will ignore anyone who advises me differently.

callie8 2014-09-17 23:15:55 -0500 Report

mine would be the same after the milk fruit and juice. I stopped by McDonald's one day and I got the new oatmeal with fruit..whew it sure went up. My dietician told me to have one of the other but not together It probably had real sugar in it. Isn't it so confusing…think you are on the right track.maybe add a piece of fruit. I stay away from wheat and have gone whole grain.Can't use creamer in my coffee so I am adding some french vanilla glucerna.Trying day by day!

Chopstix 2014-10-04 22:00:54 -0500 Report

That's all you can do is try day by day. It took me a long time to figure what is best for me to not eat. Or in some cases tis better for me to cook it myself. Most of the vegetable we eat are organically grown by my wife and we both do a little baking. I like my Cheerios, Kahshi plain. That means without milk. My grits, cream of wheat with cheese and oatmeal with cinnamon and a touch of honey and I look for a spike that does not happen.

GabbyPA 2014-09-17 09:54:38 -0500 Report

Sounds like the ADA. Yeah, I would not touch that with a 10 foot pole either. I try to make my breakfast very protein filled because I am always high in the mornings.

Pegsy 2014-09-20 07:56:37 -0500 Report

I am always high in the mornings as well so i also keep my breakfast high in protein, low in carb. I do best with carbs midday so I am learning to go lower carb later in the day. Not the advice the dietitians gave but that's what's working for me.

GabbyPA 2014-09-22 06:46:47 -0500 Report

That is the key. If it works for you, then it's right for you. I try to do the same thing and also do my exercise in the evenings, as that helps me out as well.

jayabee52 2014-09-17 07:15:21 -0500 Report

Howdy Diane
In a lot of articles like that all I can do is SMH (smack my head) when I see something like that.

It seems if the gluco-normals are running the show that will be the case as they have NO IDEA of what a healthy meal for us is like. What really puts me off the deep end is if in the text of the article they say something really foolish from a diabetes perspective. If they have a comment board I will often say something calling attention to the error.

God's best to you

kimfing 2014-09-17 00:17:57 -0500 Report

I hear you! I saw something like that recently in a diabetic magazine!

Pegsy 2014-09-20 08:00:21 -0500 Report

I don't bother with diabetic magazines anymore. They're all about selling the latest drugs and supplies so why not recommend a poor diet that makes diabetics more dependent on those? I choose to learn what works for other diabetics and through trial and error, learn what works and doesn't work for me.

kimfing 2014-09-20 10:25:00 -0500 Report

Oh i hear ya. I take my pre dx recipes and modify them to my needs. I do follow some low carb pages on Facebook.:-)

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