Lemon grass grilled beef

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   Posted 9/5/2009 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,
I tried the lemon-grass grilled beef with rice noodle from a Vitnamese restraunt today. I ate beef first, and then salad, and then, 1 oz of rice noodle.
Out of curiosity, I tested after 1 hour. Opps, a record high of 200!! (before lunch was 83).
My worst number before was 160 - 1 hr after meal.
I know that beef is a little sweet today. But I did not expect 200.  I guess this entry is out!
mip  mad

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   Posted 9/5/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi mip, I haven't had good luck with most food at Asian restaurants because of the sauces, I believe.  I don't eat the rice or noodles, only vegetables and the beef/pork/chicken but I think there are sweeteners and maybe fillers in the sauces that send my blood sugar higher.  I'm sorry, too.  cry
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   Posted 9/5/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, here are the numbers:

2 hours after - 190
3 hours after - 112

The beef is a bit sweet and I ate 90% of it. Portion wise is big for me. I usually can handle up to 2 oz of rice/ rice noodle at one time without any major issue. But this one totally blew me away.

I really think it is the sauce they used to marinate/grill the beef got me that number. Anyway, it is too sweet for me even without thinking about blood sugar. It is OUT.

I am also wondering about the accuracy of my meter. I use AccuChek Aviva and just opened one new bottle of test strips. The code is right. The control solution tested right. But the other night, I got 144, 91, 91 within 3 minutes. I expect 91 but not 144 - 3 hours after a light dinner.

I can not figure out why, I just assume the 144 is a meter abnormality!

thanks Lanie!


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   Posted 9/5/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Lanie - I know Chinese food uses sugar in brown sauce, sweet & sour sauce, and of course duck sauce.
Japanese food is sweet for me. Vitnamese beef noodle soup is not sweet but their grilled beef/chicken/pork is sweet.

Korean food does not taste sweet. Their tofu hot pot is a good choice for people on low-carb diet.

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