Sunnymoons problems

G Thomas
By G Thomas Latest Reply 2008-10-01 06:51:36 -0500
Started 2008-09-28 06:01:10 -0500

Did you try my cure all oatmeal with your meds today yet?

8 replies

kdroberts 2008-09-30 03:40:15 -0500 Report

Oatmeal is good, I eat it every day. However it can also be a disaster for diabetics. I had to drastically change the type, amount and preparation of it to stop me spiking high after eating it.

caspersmama 2008-09-30 03:58:43 -0500 Report

I use regular oatmeal, no flavors or microwave kind. The kind you have to cook on stove, i add a little Promise butter and some brown sugar Splenda and my grinder cinnamon. I would say it is about a cups worth when done. I have not had any spikes or trouble with highs. I probably eat it about 3 times a week. I have not had it for a snack yet.

kdroberts 2008-09-30 04:12:18 -0500 Report

Breakfast is notoriously hard for diabetics so you're very lucky to be able to eat such a large portion with no spike. I'm not so lucky unfortunately.

I had to switch from plain old fashioned cooked on the stove to a microwavable flavored kind that has a smaller portion. Now I get decent numbers after eating it (110-130) whereas the other I tried I would go up to 170-200. Before I settled I tried..3/4 cup old fashioned made with 50/50 milk and water and 100% water. 1/2 cup old fashioned with 50/50 water and milk and 100% water. 3/4 instant with 50/50 milk and water and 100% water. 1/2 cup instant with 50/50 milk and water and 100% water. All of those I tried on the stove and in the microwave. Various pre-packaged instants like quaker, some with a blend of sugar and sweetners some with just sugar. The one I settled on is the Target Archer Farms strawberry creme. 30g of carb and does me nicely.

caspersmama 2008-09-30 08:19:33 -0500 Report

Well I figured out a long time ago, that being diabetic is all about finding a balance that works for you. What I do will not work for others and what you do will not work for me. Keep on keeping on track.

anitamusser 2008-09-30 08:46:09 -0500 Report

I love the Strawberry Creame Oatmeal and it works really well for me. I use to eat an egg every morning and it ran my cholesterol up, so i slowed down on the eggs and started eating oatmeal. It helped my sugar and cholesterol and i felt better too.

Rita 2008-09-30 11:58:04 -0500 Report

kdroberts, have you tried the Whole Grain Oatmeal from Sturm's? No sugar added, 120 Cal, 22g total carb, 6g fiber, 4g protein. 1 packet is 36g. Smaller than the others, but it does not bring my sugar up that much. I buy it from Walmart, blueberry and cranberry flavors. And it tastes good too. And the others i'm using is Lower sugar from Quaker, and steel cut oatmeal.

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