High blood sugar triggers

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette Terry Latest Reply 2014-12-03 13:58:03 -0600
Started 2014-12-01 15:22:54 -0600

There are some general foods to avoid in order to prevent a blood sugar spike. But there are also foods that spike blood sugar for some people and not for others. I would be interested to hear some of the foods that spike your blood sugar that aren't as well known.

16 replies

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-12-03 11:35:07 -0600 Report

Hi Jeanette,
Among the common foods that raise almost everyone's BG,
Bananas is the one thing all I need a bite of and it sure raises
my BG. Everything else in moderation is fine for me. The kicker
is, I love, I mean LOVE bananas. Figures, huh…
Valentine Lady

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-03 13:58:03 -0600 Report

Val I use to love banana's. Now I am so allergic to them that I can't even be around them for more than 5 minutes. I use to love them on cereal or frozen with chocolate on them.

Michael V Baker
Michael V Baker 2014-12-02 23:25:22 -0600 Report

Along with the known crappy foods as cereals, cakes, pies, cookies, ice cream, candy…They may taste good for a minute but one feels like crap very soon after as you feel like crap because you do ingest 'garbage' foods

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-02 10:00:10 -0600 Report

I haven't found anything strange other than for some reason white bread doesn't spike me but whole grain and mutli grain breads will.

RosalieM 2014-12-03 12:05:53 -0600 Report

How long after eating white bread do you test? The reason I ask is if you test two hours after eating like we are told to do, the white bread may have already spiked your blood sugar and gone back down by the time you have tested. Whole grain is higher in fiber so it takes longer to digest and raise blood sugar. White flour (white bread) and sugar enter the blood stream in only 15-30 minutes depending what you ate with them. Grandma Rose

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-03 13:56:01 -0600 Report

Rosalie, back when I tested after every meal it was two hours. That is how I found the difference. I have food allergies so I eat white and sourdough bread because for some strange reason multi-grain breads now cause my tongue to itch so I have no choice to eat what won't make me sick.

GabbyPA 2014-12-02 06:31:06 -0600 Report

My avoid foods are pretty common. I have not found anything odd that spikes me. I would be very interested to see what others share, and maybe do some checking on those on myself.

sweetslover 2014-12-01 21:16:52 -0600 Report

Not trying to be "flip" about this subject, but sometimes I think that all I have to do is think about something sweet and gooey for my blood sugar to spike.

RosalieM 2014-12-03 12:13:39 -0600 Report

Sweets lover,
You may very well be right! think about a LEMON. Keep thinking about the lemon and you will notice saliva in your month. I am drooling all over my keyboard just talking about lemons. I am very interested in how the mind affects the body so I did a lot of research and experiments. I have learned that you can heal your body or make you body sick with your mind. That is what the placebo effect is all about. If you think a pill will work, it will even though it is a sugar pill. I am so apposed to taking drugs, that If I try to take one it always has negative consequences for me and never works because I am not a believer. Grandma Rose

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-02 09:55:29 -0600 Report

On the floor, that is hilarious because I use to think that happened to me right after I was first diagnosed. Glad I am not the one who felt that way. No you aren't being flip. That made me chuckle.

GabbyPA 2014-12-02 06:28:46 -0600 Report

That goes right along with looking at the food and gaining weight. It's real, you know. LOL!!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-02 09:57:31 -0600 Report

Gabby that is true I think because my summer clothing would shrink while it was stored for the winter. I didn't gain weight, something funny was happening with my clothing…LOL

RebDee 2014-12-02 14:44:31 -0600 Report

Just the opposite for me. I try not to eat bread at all but occasionally I have a Hawaiian roll or an English muffin. Trader Joe's had this yummy pumpkin cream cheese (non dairy) spread that is great on bread or celery so I need to eat bread in order to have the spread. YUM

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