fiber friend or foe

By tommyj7 Latest Reply 2014-11-09 08:53:27 -0600
Started 2014-11-06 08:50:48 -0600

hi everyone, was wondering, trying to stick to 3 med size meals instead of 5 little ones, and was wondering if fiber would help me or hurt me my a1c is 6,8 dw from 9 ,2 sugars been running 100 to 105 on a 7-14 day average,

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jayabee52 2014-11-06 20:39:43 -0600 Report

Howdy Tommy
Fiber is definitely your friend.

but what steve said about soluable fiber is also true.

Tommy, I don't understand your reasoning when you replied to steve: "I had the lows and really don't want to eat candy or juice to raise up levels," Then how do you anticipate raising those lows? Certainly not with that s/f fiber powder you mentioned. That is a recipe for a major low. One needs to follow the 15/15 rule ~

That you wish not to eat 5 x a day is fine as long as you can keep in control with 3 meals per day.

God's best to you


tommyj7 2014-11-07 11:20:58 -0600 Report

ty james, maybe I said it wrong, I mean and hope to say this right, I eat brefast, lunch and dinner, I find some days maybe I don't eat enough at lunch then in he afternoon I find I get the lows now that being said, I don't want to drink juice because I don't do it regularly, nor I don't want to start with candy, s I was asking if bulking in some fiber, either with lunch or between meals will it help me or hurt

jayabee52 2014-11-08 02:12:20 -0600 Report

Howdy Tommmy
Perhaps you might want to think about keeping juice boxes around, like they have for kids' lunches. They do not need refrigeration and don't go bad easlly. I used to keep them in my car in case of a hypo.

I doubt the fiber you mentioned to Steve will affect your lows at all. It is always good to get some extra fiber, but it won't affect BG levels much, if at all.

haoleboy 2014-11-06 13:39:26 -0600 Report

I am a big fan of a high fiber diet and I'm convinced that it was instrumental in my weight loss, cholesterol control and lowering my blood glucose level. The trick is figuring out a way to increase fiber (particularly soluble fiber)without increasing carbohydrates.


tabby9146 2014-11-07 08:44:31 -0600 Report

after 6 years I still find it challenging to increase fiber without increasing carbs. .I am always searching for the recipes, and portable things to take with me to work for snacks. Fiber is what helped me to lose weight, keep it off and helped lower my cholesterol too.

tommyj7 2014-11-06 15:05:19 -0600 Report

ty steve,i see that there is a sugar free fiber power out there, I had the lows and really don't want to eat candy or juice to raise up levels, but also the idea of eating 5 x a day doesn't fancy me either

Pegsy 2014-11-06 20:46:36 -0600 Report

I use ground flax meal to add fiber to my diet. I mix it in smoothies, sprinkle it on salads, even add it to soups and the occasional serving of oatmeal. It's a great way to add healthy fiber without adding much in the way of carbs.

tabby9146 2014-11-07 08:45:23 -0600 Report

I use it too, ground flax seed. I also put it in oatmeal at times, other cereals and smoothies. I need to try adding it to soups.

haoleboy 2014-11-06 21:16:42 -0600 Report

there are so many good things about Flax seeds … and soluble fiber is certainly one … I like it in oatmeal as well as stirred into my Greek yogurt with blackberries (tonight's "dessert")

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