Thanks for the great info everyone! It is great to see the differences out there... I am just trying to decide if I should cut out some food that seem to spike my BG right after I eat (within 1 hour) even though they come down after 2.
Related to this . . . what is a suggested low carb breakfast? I have heard many menus from a power bar and banana to cereals w/ fruit. I want to reduce my insulin intake which means reducing carbs. I know that cookies don't help.
Eggs or Eggbeaters give you a good hit of protein with almost no carbs. Unsweetened almond milk has only 2 carbs per 8oz and is a nice milk substitute.
Many of us can't eat cereal, David. Everyone has their own thing but a lot of us find that any form of eggs work well, with vegies or meats if you eat meat.
David----we are all different, but I am extremely insulin resistant first thing in the AM. Plus I don't like dealing with pots and pans and any kind of brouhaha first thing. My brainless breakfast is hard boiled egg, string cheese (0 carb Organic Valley or 1 carb standard, depending on FBS) and a slice or 2 of sweet red bell peppers. If my fasting number was okay, I will also have half of a 4-carb yummy flax pita with butter on it....
Woah, neither power bar + banana nor cereal + fruit is low carb! At all. I don't do a low carb diet, but I can't eat either of those things for breakfast. I'm too insulin resistant in the AM. (pregnant type 1 talking)
Are people with higher a1cs eligible to reply here? :P
Only if you pay the fee! That'll be $2 please. Haha. ;)
Of course, Tom!! A1C's vary and lots of things contribute to them. Everyone has something they are working on or doing well from and can share. And then there are people whose advice I read and know that I should do the opposite..lol
well i eat about 230-300 carbs a day. But my a1c has been between 7- and 8.3-- i'm working on getting it down.
It's really more about getting to know how food effects your body, exercise, and proper insulin amounts, etc. It's all trial and error :\
As is everything when it comes to us. I hope to get mine better as well, but at this point I think i just need to eat better and make smarter choices... that and find more time.
your is pretty good. I'd be extremely happy if my a1c was 7.2