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MickeyMom
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   Posted 3/8/2016 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, Hope everyone is doing well, I am a type 2 diabetic ( hereditary)

I have been eating oatmeal for breakfast every morning and seems to be good with my BG testing, but I am in the need to try different breakfast ideas that would not raise BS so I would not get so bored with the same thing everyday. I would like some breakfast ideas if you can share with me. This morning I decided to try the black cherry ACTIVIA low fat yogurt and it has 18 grams of carbs. I had that with a cup of coffee, I am hoping it will be ok when I test my BS ( I woke up late and had a late start, must of been tired ) it will be about 12:30pm before I test it , and see if its low before I can go on with a snack or skip to lunch. Thanks some breakfast variety would be helpful.

also, one more thing what are the best sugar substitutions? I read about splenda which is not good for you and has some type of bleach in it so I stop using it. Also aspartame is not good for me because it gives me headaches what would you recommend? thanks it would be helpful. I like a little sweetness to my coffee, since those creamers are high in sugar even the sugar free ones, especially if it has Aspartame which I can't tolerate it gives me bad headaches.

Thanks!

MickeyMom
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   Posted 3/8/2016 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I tested my BG as I stated above it came to 154 -this is without the medication since it has to be taken with meals, usually breakfast is very small so I do not take the meds. ( Janumet 50-1000) it with breakfast I take it during lunch and dinner. This could be why its high or the yogurt itself was not a good choice, im trying to adjust it has been frustrating ...

Lanie G
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   Posted 3/8/2016 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Yogurt that has sugar and fruit will raise blood sugar just as oatmeal will. You could have eggs and Canadian bacon, an omelet with cheese and veggies and I don't think your blood sugar would be that high.

Here is a website that has some forums dedicated to food: forum.lowcarber.org/.

It may take some time but you will learn what the best food choices are. I always let my blood sugar be my guide.
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MusicForLife
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   Posted 3/9/2016 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Eggs are great for breakfast! Bacon is also a good choice if you're avoiding carbs.
If you like fruit, raspberries, strawberries, and cranberries seem to be the best options. They have carbs but they're among the lowest amounts for fruit.
And heck, for breakfast, I don't go by the norms. Lately I've been having cauliflower and cucumbers with this fiesta ranch. The ranch has carbs but it's a very small amount because it's a mix and I add it to sour cream.
I also sometimes will eat string cheese.

I don't drink coffee, so I don't have much advice about what to put in your coffee. My dad, who used to be diabetic, uses "sweet n' low" in his coffee, which is saccharine, an artificial sweetener. One packet has 1 carb and apparently the liquid version has none.

Lanie G
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   Posted 3/9/2016 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I am glad you mentioned alternative breakfast ideas, skyflyerjen. Having non-traditional food like cauliflower or broccoli with salad dressing, or a salad, or leftovers from dinner, etc. is a great way to start the day. When I make meat loaf for dinner, I frequently eat a leftover slice for breakfast. Now, that really keeps me full until lunch.

I haven't seen liquid saccharine in my store. I have to look for it. I don't use Equal (aspartame) because of some studies I've read but in any case, these artificial sweeteners will affect blood sugar if you use a lot of them, whether it's aspartame, sucralose or stevia.
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worriedgirl
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   Posted 3/9/2016 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I have two eggs Sunnyside up and a dannon light and got yogurt, only 9 to 11 carbs and it does good for my bs
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   Posted 3/10/2016 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
My breakfast question has more to do with FIBER. Oatmeal is supposed to be good for me as far as fiber to lower cholesterol. But then along comes the whole blood sugar question where protein seems more appropriate.

Any breakfast ideas (quick, easy prep ones, I'm not awake in the am!) that work for both fiber & blood sugar?
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Lanie G
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   Posted 3/10/2016 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Vegetables are perfectly fine to eat for breakfast. Broccoli and cauliflower have a lot of fiber. You could have a vegetable plate or you could have a vegetable and cheese casserole that you would make one day and then either freeze it in portions or keep in the fridge for a few days and heat portions up.
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Will-Sandy
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   Posted 4/11/2016 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I guess I haven't been here for a while well here goes my breakfast idea I eat oatmeal (no sodium) as well but I put 7 carbs worth of fruit in it pineapple. blackberries or blue berries, IOGO yogurt which has only 4 carbs and one slice of toast.......plus my coffee smilewinkgrin

Remember being Diabetic you also want to watch your sodium intake skull

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eat2bwell
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   Posted 4/11/2016 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I use stevia as a sugar substitute. It is the most natural form and comes from a plant.

acquiesce
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   Posted 4/15/2016 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I have stevia and truvia for my son as well.

what about some yogurt with some granola on top Lynnwood? or a spinach veggie cheese omelette with one slice of whole grain toast? Or easier yet a cold plate with cheese, meat and veggies . when i'm not one handed due to surgery i usually have stuff pre chopped in the fridge easy to grab and munch. cheese, deli meat, celery, broccoli etc.

egg salad and tuna salad i make large portions of too so it's easy to whip up a sandwich or put on rice crackers etc. just hard boiled eggs ready in the fridge are easy too.
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acquiesce
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   Posted 4/15/2016 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
there are some yogurts made with stevia that have only 5 grams carbs per serving
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   Posted 4/19/2016 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
That's why I mentioned IOGO
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