milk and what I learn about me.

By Brenda_B Latest Reply 2011-01-10 16:52:36 -0600
Started 2011-01-06 16:52:19 -0600

I almost never drink calories, but last night I really wanted some milk.
***** I did the before and after blood surgar reading. Before 113 I peaked at 1 1/2 hrs after at 186. I really did not expect that high of a reading. I'm not sure about how much I drank something between 10 and 12 oz of 1%. OK… Well if I want milk again I think I will try whole milk (fat slows the sugar down a bit) and only 4 oz… Important lesson TEST, TEST, TEST

16 replies

Evelynkay 2011-01-10 15:16:44 -0600 Report

Hi brenda-b I crave milk and potato chips …together but try not to have them at same time.My bs goes up to with milk. any type.I later read that its not that milk raises…how do i put this…the bacd part of your sugar but it does something to the good part ..its hard to explain ..but it made sense when i read it. sorry to babble on.

Brenda_B 2011-01-10 16:52:36 -0600 Report

Crave milk and potatoes chips… LOL… not together BUT I do crave potato chips and cottage cheese. I can eat a very few potato chips because the cottage cheese slows the cabs down… It is something I really try never to start it is hard to just eat a few potato chips…

Harlen 2011-01-06 20:42:57 -0600 Report

Yep fat free 1% and 2% milk has sugar in them to make them tast good
I stick to hole milk and it dosent make my BS go up much
We are all difrent what kills me will not make your BS go up any at all.
Best wishes

Brenda_B 2011-01-06 21:53:49 -0600 Report

so true…everyBODY is different.
I just had an apple… not much of a change but some folks can't eat any fruit. …When I was a kid we had a cow. I learned to like rich milk. So I have always liked half/half… LOL I think I will have to try that.

Kirla 2011-01-06 19:04:36 -0600 Report

Milk is a high carb food. I too can't drink milk. Thats why I use Nut milk. I found Almond and walnut milk taste pretty good. If you make your own its even better. I soak 1/2 cup of nuts in a bowl of water for several hours. Rinse and blend with about 4 cups of water. Strain and drink. Sometimes i don't even strain it. Its real easy to make. Doesn't take long to make. I blend on high speed for about 5 minutes. I used whole cream for a while but had to give it up because of the saturated fat. Spiked my chorestrol a bit.

Good luck

Brenda_B 2011-01-06 19:21:53 -0600 Report

I haven't tried that… Truthfully it sounds awful! I have some walnuts… and I do like walnuts… a lot… so I will try this! I feel like I should add EEekkk.

Kirla 2011-01-06 20:03:39 -0600 Report

Nut milk tastes good. I drink walnut milk just about every day. Some people add splenda and or vanilla. I like it plain. 1 quart last about 3-4 days. I find I can drink a glass with very little inpact on blood sugar. Been drinking it for over a year now. If your not sure you may like it better strained. I use a plastic strainer. I also used a old piece of panty hose to use as a strainer and it worked pretty good. If you try it, post a reply and let me know how you liked it. Its alot better than it sounds. Its also low carb.

GabbyPA 2011-01-06 22:00:44 -0600 Report

Kirla taught me to make Almond milk that I really like a lot. I do add a little vanilla and a sweetener to it such as agave or stevia. I also added some plain pumpkin the other day and that was wonderful. I love it. Low carb, good for you and tasty too!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-01-07 17:58:42 -0600 Report

Almond milk is what goes with my cereal. Milk sugars have always bothered my BG - way before they told me I was Diabetic.

Brenda_B 2011-01-07 18:13:07 -0600 Report

really… how did you know what you BG reading were before you were "offically" diabetic. … You must have testing… good for you.

The only testing I ever did, before I found out I was diabetic, was fasting… and my fasting number were great. I didn't even have a testing kit until after I was diagnosed… my little pet peeve people need to have test after they eat sometime… they could be like me and spike with some foods even with FINE over night fasting reading.

And I can't eat cereal… bummer… not even oatmeal. BS goes too high.

CaliKo 2011-01-06 16:59:32 -0600 Report

Yeah, I gave up milk for the most part. I'll have 1/2 cup or so on the rare bowl of cheerios, but that's about it. Sigh. Two years into this and I'm starting to miss some things, like hot chocolate.

Brenda_B 2011-01-06 17:45:05 -0600 Report

LOL… It is the bowl of cereal I truly miss. I figured milk Plus grain/carb would be way over my limit.

CaliKo 2011-01-07 20:07:06 -0600 Report

You are absolutely right. I should be appreciating the things I can still enjoy, while I still can. I'm sure my days are numbered on some things. Thanks for the perspective.