I have a problem.......I LOVE SUSHI.
Unfortunately it made me spike today.

What is the best choices you have found to keep bs low?

JEFF

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Thanks for raising this topic.

Have you tried sashimi (i.e. no rice), just the raw fish? I have never measured my response, wondering what others' experience has been.

Hi there, fellow sushi lover here.
I go for sushi every saturday night. It can cause a spike if you have no idea where to start counting carbs. I mostly eat sashimi, but also enjoy hand cones and rolls on occasion. I find it hard to estimate the rice as it seems higher in carbs than other rice(most likely due to the lack of fiber and sweet vinegar they use on it) and on occasion it has made me spike aswell.
To help figure it out, i brought my trusty scale and a carb count i found on sushi rice to the restaurant, took the roll apart and weighed the rice then did the math(if you're on carb to insulin ratios i know you're a mathemitician too lol) according to how many rolls i was having.
I also was un-aware that the sake has quite a bit of carbs along with the pickled ginger and seaweed. Now i am pretty good at guessing, but what ever i guess, i always add 5-10g to my guess to be safe. Although be careful with that suggestion as it also might make you drop.
Wouldn't it be nice if every restaurant had carb counts on every dish they served??? I'll keep dreaming...
Don't give up sushi, just less rice...;)
Good luck
MIchaela

its too bad they dont serve sashimi at lunch time :( when i go for dinner i mainly eat sashimi and loads of it :) thanks

I love sushi too! My problem is that I also love the all you can eat sushi places :/
Haven't been in a while because is so difficult to estimate, but last time I did good, by counting each piece of sushi I had and injecting extra for the teriyaki sauce (loaded with sugar), skipped the noodles and had miso soup and still had to inject 22units of Humalog (my ratio is 1:10)I think I ate 20 of those pieces + all the other stuff.
So my best choices:
sashimi is obviously the best
miso soup
chicken/beef/pork cutlets
small rolls 8g/piece avg
handrolls
edamame beans (fill u up)
try to avoid things with tempura or inject extra for those

I used this webpage as rough guide: http://www.diabetesdaily.com/wiki/Sushi

Oh and ENJOY the sushi! Is just very easy to get lost with all that yummy food in front of you, but is after all just math as Cositalinda said.

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