I bolus every time I eat. I count carbs and am extremely diligent. However, about twice a month, my boyfriend and I get Thai food, which usually comes with white rice. Why does this make my bloodsugar spike no matter how little I eat and how much insulin I do? Frustrating!
it sure as hell is! hahaha!
Thanks everyone!! I feel better knowing that I'm not the only one. :)
I imagine it's frustrating. I can eat it, but I need much insuline (50% more). May be it's not only rice but for example the sauce? Last time I take a walk when the bloodsuger is high and it really works. But may be you have tried it.....It also takes a bit stress away (when I am frustrated it's getting higher and higher!). .I am sorry for you and I hope you will find out what spikes you bloodsuger.
White rice is a problem for most people. On the old exchange system, they said 1/2 cup was equal to one read exchange, but then they lowered it to 1/3 cup.
I pretty much don't eat it. I once considered keeping a small batch in the fridge for treating hypos, because a tablespoon will bump me up quickly.
Same for brown rice.
Boiled white rice sends glucose vertical. Make fried rice and that helps slow the stuff down.
White rice is worse than any other food for me. I must be very efficient at digesting it. I'd swear it also takes more insulin per gram of carbohydrate, e.g. a unique insulin to carb ratio. Almost like it was greater than 100% carbohydrate (which is impossible of course).