My boyfriend's aunt and uncle are having the two of us over on Friday for supper. They're serving lasagna, garlic bread, salad, and tiramisu--carby! I'd like to eat and enjoy myself, even though I know I'll be getting well beyond my normal 30-45 carbs if I have a serving of everything. (My estimate based on some light internet research is 90 carbs.) Any advice on how to keep my BG from spiking too much?
For those of you who are interested, I was able to keep my meal roughly around my normal 45 carbs by skipping the bread and limiting the tiramisu (I'm a sucker for sweets, so I had to have just a wee piece. ;) ) I took 2/3 of the dose for the lasagna up front and the rest two hours later. My BG did spike, but not terribly all things considered.
Congratulations! Good job! Personally I'm a bit offended that anyone knowing of your Diabetes would serve such a blatantly unhealthy meal, but I think I expect too much from people at times. Most people are oblivious to what our D management entails.
"Most people are oblivious to what our D management entails." - BINGO!
My in-laws still don't "get it", so to speak. They think, if there's no sugar in something, it's fine. They don't understand the carb thing, even though I've explained it numerous times! But, so it goes....
Have you tried Dreamfields Low Carb Pasta? It tastes great and doesn't spike my BG.
Have you tested this after 3, 4 or 5 hours? It will spike you, just not as fast..
I checked two hours after and then before bed (which was about 5 hours after). My bedtime BG was higher than normal.
I haven't yet, but I had a CDE recommend it to me. She thinks it tastes better than whole wheat pasta. I'd really like to try it!