Thanksgiving cheesecake and pumpkin pie experiment

By RosalieM Latest Reply 2014-12-01 09:41:49 -0600
Started 2014-11-28 17:48:16 -0600

For Thanksgiving I decided to do an experiment. I made a pumpkin pie and cheesecake covered with strawberries. I made them as diabetic friendly as possible with everything I knew. Last night I had a big piece of the cheesecake just before I went to bed. My fasting blood sugar this morning was
108. Just 8 points above normal. This morning I swam laps for 30 minutes at the YMCA. I usually am famished after. This morning I was not hungry even after swimming. Finally at about 11:00 I ate lunch. Leftover turkey and fruit salad and a big piece of the cheese cake and a very small slice of the pumpkin pie. It is 5:30 as I write this, time to take my 20 units of Lantus. My blood sugar is only 98. For me that is really low as the 24 hour Lantus usually runs out before 24 hours and my BS is the highest of the day. Not today though. It is time to eat dinner. I am not hungry and kind of have an aversion to food at this time. I put 1/4 cup Hi maize resistant starch fiber in the cheese cake
filling and the crust was made from my cookie crumbs which have Hi maize, Inulin and Splenda.
The pumpkin pie crust was half flour and half Hi maize resistant starch fiber. I ask my daughter if she could tell I put all that Hi maize and Splenda in the cheese cake and pie. She said no. My daughters family, my sister and two friends are likely not hungry today either. They are not diabetic.
Saturday they will all visit the bathroom more than normal. It takes that long. Thanksgiving did nothing to my blood sugar and I ate well.. I put Hi maize in my own mashed potatoes not theirs though.

5 replies

GabbyPA 2014-12-01 07:26:24 -0600 Report

That is great. cheese cake if made well tends to be lower carb than most any other dessert, so I do like to make them. I really have to give this inulin a try though, it seems it would help with many things and anything that keeps me feeling full enough to not want to eat is a huge PLUS.

RosalieM 2014-12-01 09:32:35 -0600 Report

Hi Gabby,
Inulin and Hi maize resistant starch are the two resistant starch fibers I use.
They really really solve the hunger problem. I am still experimenting with
them both. I make these chocolate truffles that solve the hunger problem, but not everyone likes chocolate. A cheese cake flavored truffle is doable I think. I will flavor it with malted milk powder for those who don't like chocolate.. Anyone can make foods that work like it does for me.
I will make up a recipe that I am not going to legally protect. That new
recipe I will share on my private site once I figure that out so I know if I am public or private. If I give it out in the public site, a company may pick it up and start selling it. Then I am creating my own competition. Not a wise business move. Grandma Rose

jayabee52 2014-11-29 22:10:58 -0600 Report

That is quite interesting Rose. I appreciate you sharing your experiment!


RosalieM 2014-12-01 09:41:49 -0600 Report

Hi James,
I can't help myself, my curiosity always gets the best of me. And solving
problems is great fun when something works. Because I am diabetic that is the problem I want to solve. Then I want to share it with someone that it helps. I guess I just gave you my mission statement for the rest of my life.
Grandma Rose

RosalieM 2014-11-30 08:35:36 -0600 Report

I haven't had any negative reports from family yet about what I put in their
cheese cake and Pumpkin pie. They must not have noticed or if they did and don't want to say anything, they may not come to my place next year. My daughter ask me to test her blood. Her Dr said her blood sugar was a little high. She is not diabetic. Her blood sugar was 100 after the pie and cheese cake and the rest of Thanksgiving dinner. I hadn't told her about the Hi maize yet. Grandma Rose

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