13 September, 2010 at 12:13 am #9874AnonymousInactive
So, i don’t know about the rest of you, but even after carb counting, some foods i find just lead to trouble and was wondering if anyone else had problems?
me, i find pizza (especially if it’s thick crust) is a nightmare, even splitting insuling doses…this usually ends up with skyhigh blood sugars at 3am
And porridge – split dose, but i end up hypo….
13 September, 2010 at 11:36 am #11094Annette AParticipant
always had problems with porridge as well, or any healthy, fibre-filled cereal. And then I got my pump. The extended dose setting works wonders for me (I have a slow digestion, and would often end up hypo an hour or so after my meal) – being able to spread the insulin input over (usually) 15-30 minutes means I rarely hypo due to intake mismatch.
I just dont eat pizza these days – it causes me more problems (with both blood sugars and indigestion caused by the erratic digestion due to high fat content) than than I get enjoyment out of eating it. So I don’t.
13 September, 2010 at 5:30 pm #11097AnonymousInactive
I’ve never found porridge to be very good energy food – always felt hungry not long after before I was diabetic, and now I go hypo. I just tend to avoid it now, or supplement it with something else…
the moment I am having serious issues with the good old DP, so any cereal is causing me problems at the moment!
I’ve never had problems with pizza myself, but I also don’t particularly like think crusts, so maybe that helps?
13 September, 2010 at 10:54 pm #11099AnonymousInactive
I eat a lot of salad, which often causes some discussion of carb ratios when my doctor notices that I bolus 2.0 units for a 55 gram-of-carb meal. Must be all the fiber…
rice has the opposite effect on me.
Either one of those throws any carb ratios out the window.
The good news is that I have enough experience eating salad to be able to bolus correctly, and I just avoid rice.
14 September, 2010 at 8:34 am #11103CecileParticipant
Just say Tata to Honda – basmati is a much better behaved rice than most others; or add a bit of pearl barley…or lentils (when you make Cape Malay breyani).
If “porridge” refers to the oatmeal kind, I can sing along that it isn’t very fast-insulin-friendly; hypo-prevention-wise, I have better results after a bowl of cooled down maize meal or Maltabella (sorghum).
30 September, 2010 at 1:12 pm #11216TimKeymaster
and chips are a complete carb-car-crash for me – all those carbs, all that fat. I end up injecting for hours to cover it all off.
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