By Al49269 Latest Reply 2016-03-04 05:43:04 -0600
Started 2015-03-19 21:35:32 -0500

i am looking to see what is a good bread to use even though i am a diabetic. I want something that i can use for toast.
Another question I have is basically to kind of stay away from carbs.

Would appreciate all the input I can get. I am new to all this was diagnosed this week and want to change my eating habits. I already exercise everyday. Diabetes run in my family really bad and I do not want to ever go through what I seen my grandmother go through.

Thank you for all your help and wisdom.

12 replies

haoleboy 2015-03-22 17:42:30 -0500 Report

Bread is just one of those things I only eat on the rarest of occasions as I just can't justify the carbs … much better off "spent" on something with a better nutritional profile … but then, that's just me.
I do understand the issue of having diabetes running through your genes. Both my mom and grandmother were type 2 and died young from heart issues linked to diabetes (cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of early death in diabetics).


Sapphire24 2015-03-22 13:18:40 -0500 Report

I buy the lowest total carb bread I can find per slice which is usually 8 total carbs, and whole wheat. Pepperidge Farm makes one called Carb Style and then there is another brand that makes one with a green ribbon on it that says sugar free and I believe that one is 11 carbs if I am someplace where I cannot find the first one. I usually eat an 8 gr total carb peanut butter on it. Good luck.

JoleneAL 2015-03-22 07:12:22 -0500 Report

Each person is different, so you are going to have to experiment.

I had two pieces of low calorie bread last night with supper and my BG was 250 within an hour. I know it was the bread because we had breakfast for supper, eggs bacon and toast.

I find Rye bread doesn't spike me too bad if I have a lot of protein with it, but frankly, after last night, I'm going to stay away from it. And organic is too expensive.

Type1Lou 2015-03-20 14:13:02 -0500 Report

I do not eat as much bread as I used to or as much of it as I would like. But, I haven't totally given it up. I buy the thin-sliced loaves of 5-grain Italian bread at our local bakery and can have 2 slices of those, usually toasted for about 20 grams of carb. I do limit myself to 120 total carb grams per day and count the carbs in EVERYTHING I eat. Invest in a good carb guide; "Calorie King" is a good one and available as a paperback or as an app. I also have a digital nutrition scale which allows me to input a food code, weigh an item and it gives me the nutritional values, including carbs. I eat an apple with peanut butter nearly each day for lunch. Since apples vary in size and carbs, I weigh it to get an accurate carb value. Today's was 31 grams of carb. I'd be lost without my scale.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2015-03-20 13:35:55 -0500 Report

I eat any kind of bread I want to eat. I know that if I eat toast in the morning, I will burn up the carbs for it by 10 am. My preferred choice is sourdough.

Kakie33 2015-03-20 00:39:29 -0500 Report

Hi there Al,
I do eat bread on occasion - only when my BG is not too high and only 1 slice. I chose sprouted wheat which has also just 12g of carbs per slice.
… and here is to put on your toast:

Good for you for being diligent with exercising - it is too often said than done!

Good health to you

jayabee52 2015-03-19 23:37:09 -0500 Report

Howdy Al
I have stopped eating bread altogether and haven't eaten it in about 4 years. And I really do not miss it at all! I do that to manage my T 2 without diabetes meds. I have developed a meal plan which keeps my BG (blood glucose) in the vicinity of 80 to 130 mg/dl. I make that plan available to anyone who asks.

If you absolutely MUST have b read for toast you could try bread made with Almond flour. Also rye varieties like sourdough and pumpernickel are low in carbs.

Or you could search this query for "no carb bread" here and take your pick from the options ~

Happy hunting!

God's best to you

mwmccoy 2015-03-22 17:24:15 -0500 Report

I would like more information about the meal plan you have to keep your BG in the vicinity of 80-130 mg.

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