Until recently, I thought that peanut butter had no effect (or very little) on my blood sugar. The nutrition label says for every tablespoon of peanut butter, there are about 2 grams of carb, 3 grams of fat and 1 gram of protein. I've been eating peanut butter almost daily, and not really thinking it was affecting my sugar, but I think I was wrong.

Does peanut butter increase anyone else's blood sugar?

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Thanks for your reply. So I guess I was wrong about peanut butter being a sort of "free food" ) :
I think that's right--that peanut butter causes a slow rise (or in my case, very slow rise). I've been eating it as if it were totally carb-free. Because it didn't spike my blood sugar, I thought nothing was happening at all.

I would eat PB at 5:30 pm, be fine at 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm, then higher at 10:00 pm and still higher the next morning (even with a correction bolus at bedtime). I guess the PB is causing a slow rise in my blood sugar?
It does for me also. I buy the natural pb. It has less sugar and I drain some of the oil off the top.
I would be sure and test after, Shawna, as peanut butter has lots of fat which would make it very slow to raise blood sugar.
second that. the rise will be slow with PB.
Id run to smarties for their glucose or treetop apple juice for the fructose. smarties are 7 carbs a twist, tree top are 20 carbs per can.
it doesn't for me but as always YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
I eat other nut butters such as almond, hazlenut, cashew and macademia and I bolus for the 3 carbs per tablespoon on the jars, but my tablespoons are usually very, shall we say, generous and I do fine with it. Be careful that you are not buying the peanut butter which has sugar in it.
I meant as she mentioned using it for lows, I don't think it would be quick enough due to the fat content.
Big difference among peanut butters:Skippy Natural = 2T has 6 gm carb with 2 of that fiber.
Jif Reduced Fat = 2T has 15 gm carb with 1 fiber.
When I made it myself, without sugar, it was not tasty. None of us ate it.
I consider it a great food and bolus for 8 gm since my 2T are always 4T sizes.
It does not affect BG much for me, and thus it is a "free" food for me (in moderation - as in a tablespoon or 2). YDMV.
Not at all. I have a tablespoon a nite for a snack and no rise at all.
Rich: I am really surprised at your response but, first, let me ask this. Were you prone to a morning low? Why do you do the PB at night? Did you stay awake all night long and test very frequently to determine when you rose and when you ebbed? You see, there are ways that our bodies rrespond to foods that would look like it's not affecting you. Maybe you were in for a small low just as the PB was kicking in because all the books I have seen indicate a level of carbs. I hope that you do some more research to find the truth about carb-free foods. Some foods are so low in carbs that some consider them "free" foods.





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