Food question

By andreagshome Latest Reply 2011-01-18 15:53:41 -0600
Started 2011-01-18 12:49:15 -0600

I am a newbie here. Diagnosed with Type 1 in 1994 at 18 years old. My sugars have been up and down my entire life.. I am now trying to get on the pump and really trying to monitor my glucose levels. This morning, I changed up my breakfast, to a whole wheat english muffin, egg beaters, turkey sausage. The only difference was I added non-fat half and half to my coffee, 2 hours after my BS is 234? That's the highest it's been in a LONG time.. After breakfast my BS is usually around 145 - 180, the only difference today was the fat free half and half. Could that have raised my levels so much?

5 replies

Harlen 2011-01-18 15:53:41 -0600 Report

Before you add a low fat food to your diet look at the carb count V regulare
It looks to me that they are higher ????

Best wishes

andreagshome 2011-01-18 13:09:07 -0600 Report

Wow! Thanks for the quick response. It's funny how some things can affect your levels and others it won't. CaliKo, yes I remember hearing reduced fat or fat free usually have more carbs. Funny, but it's only 3 g of carbs per serving. It must be the way it's processed. Tomorrow I'll try a different approach (no half & half!)

MAYS 2011-01-18 13:03:36 -0600 Report

Welcome to the family!
Many factors can contribute to a rise in your blood glucose levels besides eating, such as stress, medications, metabolic actions within your body, etc..
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CaliKo 2011-01-18 12:57:09 -0600 Report

I don't use any milk products in my coffee, but I've been told that low-fat and fat free products often have more sugar (added) than full fat versions. And, being fat free, it would go to the blood stream pretty quickly. I'd check the label for how many carbs you may have consumed. You are probably correct to suspect the half and half, but I usually give any thing a couple of trials since so many thing affect our bg. Good luck, and welcome to the site.

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