Does milk affect your BG readings?

By melissa5786 Latest Reply 2011-01-22 22:25:26 -0600
Started 2011-01-14 11:31:00 -0600

Lately I've been having a hard time keeping my numbers under control. Usually the highest I get is around 1401-160 in the morning before I take my 70/30. However, as of the last few weeks it's been fluctuating from low to high and I have no idea why. I started writing my meals down again, counting carbs and calories and it hasn't changed all that much from when I had my numbers under control.

The only thing I can think of is that I've started adding milk to my morning tea. It's not a lot. Not even a tablespoon, but it's 1% milk. It has a total of 12 grams of sugar.. So, I'm just wondering if anyone else has an issue with milk in their diets and high blood sugar readings?

I have a doctor's appointment today, so I'm going to show him my recordings for the past month and hopefully he can help me figure it out. I really don't want to have to take more insulin. And I'm getting quite annoyed with myself because I feel like I'm losing control over this disease. I've had it so well controlled since I've been better and out of the hospital and now this happens… It's very saddening.

7 replies

PetiePal 2011-01-18 10:12:31 -0600 Report

It's the fat content. They tell you when you're BG is way low to drink a cup of skim…bc the low fat contest and lactose content will bring it right up. It's almost like orange juice if you want to think of it that way.

Drink 1% or higher so at least there's some fat to it.

Harlen 2011-01-14 17:29:58 -0600 Report

Hole milk dosent for me but if I drink 2% or skim it will go way up.

melissa5786 2011-01-14 17:37:06 -0600 Report

Really? I thought whole milk had more sugar than skim? My doctor told me it probably has nothing to do with my diet, even if I added that. It's mainly caused by the cold I've been fighting, which I knew was part of it. I just didn't think it'd affect it so much. I'm also dealing with a lot of stress at work and haven't been working out as much as I normally do. I'm going to go back to what I was doing before and see if that helps. I'm trying not to let myself stress over it.

Brenda_B 2011-01-14 18:30:20 -0600 Report

sugar is the same… the fat content is the difference… BUT fat and fiber both slow down how fast things turn to sugar in our bodies.
Being sick or any stress messes with you BG… "Stay Calm and Carry On"

Brenda_B 2011-01-14 13:07:59 -0600 Report

Milk effects my blood sugar a lot (over 70 points… I test before and after) BUT that was a large glass of milk. You are adding such a small amount. (?)… You could do a before and after test with just that amount of milk just to see what would happen. That said I just found out a friend of mine only add wipping cream to her coffee. The fat slows the sugar down.

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