Hey All,

Not sure if this has been discussed before...did a quick search but nothing really came up in this area...

So now that I've been on a CGM, I'm aware that one of the main things we should do is try to curb the big peaks and valleys (this goes for all diabetics, not just those on a CGM). I've been able to successfully do so (more or less) with lunch and dinner, but breakfast...sheesh. I used to eat cereal until I saw how quickly my sugar rises, even a slice of bread makes it rise so quickly. I never have time in the morning to make a "balanced" breakfast with some fats etc to slow down the rise in BG, so do you guys have any suggestions on what is a decent breakfast that will not make my BG rise so quickly? Thanks!

-Sammyg
http://skgrover.com

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If you like toast, consider acquiring a taste for sprouted grain bread. The brand Ezekiel carries it and can be found at most health food stores. If there is a trader joes where you live, they have a great variety of sprouted grain bread, some as low as 11 gm of net carbs per slice! Try this with some peanut or almond butter for protein and maybe throw in a piece of low sugar fruit, such as an apple or berries. Also, as someone else has said, oatmeal (especially steel cut), is a good choice and will generally hit your blood sugar much slower=no peak.

What type of cereal have you been eating? Is there extra sugar and white flower? Perhaps try something with little to no sugar, with bran and other whole grains with extra fiber.

Also, plain yogurt with berries and a sprinkle of raw oats and nuts can be good. Yogurt has carbs, but because the fat content, it's a slower absorption.

Yer not gonna like this one...
scrambled eggs with seasoned rye crisp for "toast". 2 crackers = 11 gm carb.

I love seasoned rye crisp! Especially since they took the BHT out of it. Sometines I make a big mug of broth from Rapunzel bouillon cubes (yummy), press a whole clove of raw garlic into it (I know, I know, HALITOSIS!) and dip my rye crisp in while I'm sipping it. Makes me feel cosy and full for just a few carbs.

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