There are some things I just can't handle BG-wise, things that, of course, I crave! I sometimes think of them as being in my D food graveyard, headstone and all.
Today the food I missed the most was bagels. Everything bagels. Everything bagels with lox, cream cheese, and a sliver of onion.
RIP bagels ;(
What's in your D food graveyard?
Agree, people all react so differently. I usually do okay with ice cream.....it has so much fat that I can spread out my bolus and do well. Same with cake with frosting. But other things are hard for me...hummus, I never seem to get right. As I mentioned before, I am grateful for the pump, which has made eating a wider variety of food easier for me. I know not all have that experience, but it has really opened up doors for me.
oh man, ya'll are killing me... I had to wait until I ate dinner to respond to this...
Southern girl here... life in the carb-driven South is tough when you have diabetes...
beignets with powdered sugar
homemade biscuits with cane syrup
chocolate cream pie
homemade coconut cake
cajun "dirty" rice
red beans and rice
and cereal and pizza, of course
I shouldn't complain too much though because I also live in an area where there is plentiful fresh seafood and fresh vegetables everywhere so I don't lack for healthy tasty choices.. :)
Sorry...just noticed my list is so much longer than everyone elses...
holy hannah - there goes a great list of fine food I mostly have to avoid/control tightly.
I concur on the rice and cold breakfast cereals! I will add my beloved fish and chips to the list also. I feel like I could bolus an entire reservoir full of insulin (even with an extended/dual wave bolus) and not control the resulting highs.
Honorable mentions: organic strawberry yogurts; pralines fron Savannah, GA
Some of the other things mentioned I seem to do okay with:
1) beer - I've committed to memory the carb counts in my preferred commercial beers and calculate the amount in my homemade brews (my husband and I brew on a regular basis)
2) pizza - extensive experimentation at my local pizza joint
3) noodles/pasta seem to be behave reasonably for me if I'm at home and can measure accurately. I apply approximate carb counts when in a restaurant.
I eat Whole Wheat Pasta only and when I measure the presise amount and bolus for that I am good I can eat it. Whenever I do happen to have white pasta my sugar shoots up quick then drops because of the quick release from the pasta then it gets all used up and so I drop. Wheat pasta digests so much slower but you probably already know that! :)
Yogurt (unless it's the Carbmaster kind) and breakfast cereals. No matter how precisely I measure/weigh, count carbs, and bolus, it never works.
And, surprisingly I do GREAT with rice, which according to this list, a lot of other people have issue with. I'll consider myself lucky!
Pasta is a royal pain.
I can eat fried rice - fried potatoes. Boiled/mashed nope, - BG is vertical.
Any food pair that causes gut/intestine to stall and change digestive juices sends me nuts as there will be a stall of glucose generation for an hour.
For most, as long as their liver fifo working reasonabley well this should be no issue. For me whenever my liver needs to add glucose sub 70, the liver is adament in throwing the whole pail at the effort. I have to add glucose tablets to coast thru the low spot.
I watch grains, breads, flours, corn, rice like a hawk and tightly control portions.
MSG and some drugs will force my liver to dump excessive glucose and override my metformin. Some of the man made sugars can be a pain and I try to avoid but they do show up in stuff.
I do good with brown rice forget about it if it is white rice.
Milk makes me go over the moon high and I cannot leave Peter Pan Peanut Butter alone. Milk I can do without. However Peter Pan Peanut Butter is a very different story.
Fresh, crusty Italian white bread slathered with butter and home made blackcurrant jam and cream. Oh where's that box of tissues, I am nearly dribbling!
wow, this thread is definitely somewhat of masochistic nature..;)
I personally miss fruit smoothies the most...And freshly squeezed fruit juices....orange...kiwifruit and banana....and milkshakes with fresh strawberries and bananas and yoghurt in them...I had one of those things almost every day,often replacing breakfast, especially in summer, and I remember thinking: "WOW. I cant BELIEVE I can have something so yummy which is actually healthy at the same time!!! It felt almost too good to be true...Like cheating or something...Turns out...How ironic, right?
Toast and hot melted butter, with Blackcurrant Jam
After 7 years, this still makes me want to cry.
Not enough to eat it, though
I can manage the butter, but it makes your fists greasy..