Turkey Day carbs for Type2's

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Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/26/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not gonna tell you what to eat and be the food police but if you happen to indulge in a few extra carbs I have a helpful solution for keeping the blood sugars a bit level. Please note that this is not permission to just snarf all the mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie and cool whip that is placed before you. nono

This is not a cure all but it will help. Right after the 'indulgence' mix one heaping tablespoon of sugar free psyllium fiber in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it down. Follow this with another glass of water. The brand name is Metamucil but any store brand that is the same stuff will work.

I was part of a study where this procedure was tested for its ability to keep blood glucose levels from spiking after a meal. The carbs are still absorbed into your system, this doesn't block them, but it seems to make a sort of timed release out of the foods you have consumed and slows down the spike. Hope this helps some of you.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/28/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I actually had to do this myself because I did overdo it a bit. Woke up to a 128. Not too bad. Back in the saddle again today. Can't believe what all those carbs did to my arthritis. And I knew that... just forgot when faced with mashed potatoes and gravy. turn
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


ericsmom
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   Posted 12/7/2008 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Jeannie

This will come in handy with Christmas just around the corner.  I dont have a problem with the potatoes, my problem is the breads we serve with the meal, and of course the breads used for the yummy leftover turkey sandwhiches.  I indulge..I just make half a sandwhich, unless of course I'm starving devil

I will keep the phsyllium fibre thingy close in mind.  I NEVER knew that lowered the levels.

Thanks for sharing that

Hugs,

Diane


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   Posted 12/10/2008 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Jeannie
Am having Howie read this for sure

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