Sugar and starch are exactly the same. Your body does not know the difference. So many diabetes "experts" just don't get it. I just listened to a Dr. ,a Clinical, dietitian on this site. He went on and on about sugar and diabetes and never once mentioned starch as being a problem. The diabetic recipes for baked items on this site are awful as are the recipes in the Walgreens diabetes magazine and the American Diabetes Association recipe books etc. etc. They assume as long as you can count the carbs hey are OK. That is not true if you want to stay healthy.
Most diabetic bakery items contain flour. White flour is a starch and 100% whole wheat is only a tiny bit better than white flour. Most "diabetic recipes" contain more flour than sugar so making them sugar free is almost useless. Sugar free anything that contains starch such as flour are not diabetic friendly at all.
When I became diabetic (I was following the American Heart Associations propaganda "don't eat fat eat carbs".) Carbs made me fat and diabetic in spite of an otherwise healthy lifestyle. When I found this out, I told my Dr I wanted insulin and no drugs. I began testing every whole food on
my blood sugar in as a scientific way as I could, not once, but over and over. Since I was not on
drugs, my experiments were pretty accurate. That is how I came to this knowledge. Diabetics are different from each other in how they respond to starch and sugar that is true, however that it is starch and sugar more than any other food type that raises blood sugar is not in doubt. The Hi maize resistant starch fiber I talked about in other discussions is so important. If you substitute
Splenda or Stevia (sugar alcohols raise blood sugar to some degree)for sugar and add Hi maize resistant starch fiber to block some of the starch from being digested along with oat bran and ground flax seed, you can make a baked product that you can have on occasion that will not make your blood sugar soar. The oat bran and ground flax seed slow down digestion which helps prevent blood sugar spikes too. Grandma Rose
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