Oatmeal blood sugar spike

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Avatar f tn These are the foods that cause your blood sugar to spike. Concentrate on green veggies, salads, proteins like chicken, fish, red meat, nuts. They say whole grains and oatmeal are good for you, but I don't agree as they also can cause blood sugar spikes. If you want something sweet, Atkins bars are delicious and they won't spike your blood sugar. Good luck to you!
Avatar f tn The sweetness/healthiness of your milkshake depends on the ingredients. If you're using ice cream, then yes, it will be really sweet and not at all healthy. Why not try a protein shake, rather than a milkshake? Try a scoop of vanilla protein powder with 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup water, 1 cup frozen fruit chunks... blend and enjoy. Protein will keep you feeling fuller longer and it won't spike your blood sugar like a regular milkshake will do.
Avatar f tn 3. I am so confused. How could my blood sugar spike when I was really watching what I ate, hardly any carbs at all. I do not think I have been taking in 800 calories a day. Could I have put my body in shock from such a restrictive diet? Up to my 2nd blood test I did not eat any meat, had oatmeal for breakfast - a can of sardines at 11:00 am (or low fat cottage cheese & an avacado) and 2 pieces of fish for a late lunch, and soup at night with a salad.
Avatar n tn For example-- things like breads, potatoes, pasta, crackers, white rice, etc [foods made with white flour], can cause a drastic rise in your blood sugar if you aren't careful. [They are converted to sugar after you eat them]. Other foods/drinks to avoid [example; dairy milk, fruit juices, energy drinks, Vitamin water] can also cause blood sugar to rise [so serving sizes and moderation are important].
Avatar n tn my blood pressure 160/110 mg/dl I went to my Doctor and gave me glucophage and I returned to my previous diet and I have a 0 urine sugar level blood pressure 140 /93 mmHg . but my Fbg becomes highest in the morning and lowest at bed time 260 FBG morning and 180 mg/dl at bed time. ( I am on 0 carb diet and I lost so far 10 kgs of my weight.
Avatar m tn For diabetics, their body does not respond to the elevated blood glucose adequately. They need to control their blood sugar with changes to diet and exercise and often medication. Do you take any medications for your blood glucose? If you do not understand what changes you need to make, you should speak to your doctor about what is recommended for you specifically. Your doctor may have a sample diet menu or be able to recommend a nutritionist to help you understand the proper diet.
Avatar n tn I made some changes to my diet, started walking almost every day, made sure that I was drinking water more frequently and upon a friend's suggestion stopped taking the pill for diabetes. In the subsequent two blood test over a period of six months, my sugar levels were normal. During my next visit, I confessed to the doctor I stopped taking the diabetes pill. The doctor was not overly surprised and was happy that my sugar levels were under control.
Avatar f tn Carbs (carbohydrates) raise BG (blood sugar) ALL carbs raise BG.... even oatmeal (and apple) you could take insulin before you eat oatmeal but that would put on weight. apples are also carby I eat them when I am low.
10161345 tn?1488142252 At 27 weeks I'm struggling to keep my blood sugar up/stable between what foods are and aren't recommended during pregnancy combined with what my flare-prevention diet allows. Never mind my terror over the spike in my blood sugar that my impending gtt is holding over my head- I really don't want to get misdiagnosed with gestational diabetes just to completely crash on the way home. Anyone with a similar issue have any advice?
Avatar f tn Then I discovered it was worse after eating sugar. So I had an oral glucose tolerance test done in January. My blood sugar was a little high, but not diabetic (around 130). My doc said I was borderline diabetic and to eat small meals low in carbs high in protein. I did this and also cut out all refined sugars and carbs. I can't even eat high sugar fruits, I mainly just have berries. When cutting out sugar I wasn't thirsty all the time, and I was less dizzy.
Avatar n tn which all seem to really spike my blood sugar. I usually have one slice of whole grain bread a day. Checked my BS this am before my breakfast - 14.1, only a handful of unsalted peanuts at 9pm last night. Breakfast - oatmeal with milk, an egg, half a Mandarin orange and coffee. Will check in a couple of hours and see what's what. And I have wondered if I have not been diabetic for a long, long time and perhaps that no matter how hard I try, meds may be what I need to do.
1290943 tn?1272097364 I also seem to have a lower tolerance for carbs in the morning. Cereals always spike my blood sugar. I prefer scrambled eggs with sauteed onions. Limit the morning carbs. Cereals are generally bad news, though she may want to experiment with things like oatmeal, which maybe slower digested. FOr all of us it's a matter of experimenting. Working out how many carbs we can handle and what foods work for us. Eat and test and then modify diet until targets can be reached.
Avatar f tn I do not eat any sugar or foods containing sugar. I eat a lot of veg and salad. Bran flakes for breakfast. It has improved my blood sugar levels. But not enough as i need it to. What helps you?
Avatar f tn I have GD and I meet with a nurse about every 2 weeks or so to go over my meal log. They would like me to eat 30-45 grams of carbs for breakfast, 15-30 for snacks in between meals, 45-60 for lunch and 45-60 for dinner. There are a bunch of veggies and some other foods that are considered "free foods" meaning they don't spike your blood sugar at all and someone will go over all of that with you. Avoid soda, cereal, and sweets as they tend to cause a spike.
Avatar m tn I went and bought a meter (the relion prime) because I feel that bad, well if i have allot of carbs like oatmeal or subway i spike at 150-160 then fall down to 70-mid 80's.. normal readings for high carb intake.. well fasting blood sugar has been as low at 67 some days, when i had lab check ups i ate two pancakes before getting blood drawn for complete blood panel etc.. well my glucose on that was 68 and i had the pancakes 1 hour before.
Avatar m tn BTW. I used to be a personal trainer. If you are weight training for 2 hours a day and concerned with diabetes, I'd change your split and do about 1 hour a day. After an hour of heavy weight training, your testosterone will lower, and cortisol will raise to give you energy. Cortisol screws with insulin, and raises glucose levels. So if you eat a revovery meal after with carbs, and that cortisol is still in your systems, it will spike blood sugar.
Avatar m tn Don't give up the splurges, change to things that don't spike your blood sugar. Meats are likely ok. Nuts. etc. 1 piece of pizza instead of 3 - or learn to make low carb pizza instead of buying it out.
Avatar f tn Avoid fruit, except for one serving/day, or any simple carbs that spike the blood sugar, which, in turn spikes insulin levels. This will help with weight loss, which will help with the symptoms of PCOS. Here's a link to the other thread: http://www.medhelp.
8650265 tn?1421569013 dont know if your a coffee drinker but its fine as long as you dont put sugar in it. (it actually helps regulate blood sugars) protien is important try and incorporate it with every meal and snack if possible.
Avatar n tn If they are not *whole grain* (eg whole grain bread and brown rice) you are missing the fiber and many other vital nutrients found in complex carbs, and practically guaranteeing a rapid spike in blood sugar. For breakfast, add a tablespoon of nut butter (almond butter is more nutritious and more easily digested vs. peanut butter) to your whole grain toast, or a slice or two of lean turkey bacon or turkey sausage. What about eggs? They are an excellent inexpensive protein source.
Avatar m tn Fasting blood sugar: 79 1hr blood sugar: 81 2hr blood sugar: 71 At that point I had been feeling very similar symptoms. My doctor said my pancreas may be overproducing insulin, particularly because he expected higher numbers after 1 and 2 hours. Changing my diet and engaging in more exercise eventually eliminated the symptoms. Since that point, I've lost nearly 14 lbs, mostly due to dietary changes due to gastroparesis (post viral idiopathic; this has since started to clear).
Avatar m tn I'm sure If I carried on riding without the coffee stop then this wouldn't happen. Is it better to just not have the cake and have a low sugar drink to stop an insulin spike? any help please?
335728 tn?1331418012 If you immediately feel better after eating something, then it is likely that your blood sugar was low. The worst triggers of these episodes are foods that cause a big spike in insulin production. The reason for this is that some foods, like sugary things, cause rapid rise of the blood sugar. In the normal person this cause the body to secrete a burst of insulin to bring the blood sugar down by making it available to the cells as fuel. This is the main role of insulin.
Avatar n tn For instance breakfast cereal, even oatmeal, low-sugar stuff--instantly turns into sugar. White breads do too etc. You need complex carbos (whole grain) and you need to always combine protein in every meal (eggs, cheese, meat, nuts). You get dizzy if you spike too high. I don't know why if you are 'border' line they don't just give the monitor so you can do the diet and KNOW if you are okay.
Avatar f tn The fruit salad is probably not such a good idea for every meal/snack, because fruit contains a lot of sugar, even though it's a natural sugar. When you eat things with that much sugar, it causes your blood sugar to spike, which in turn causes your pancreas to pump out insulin. Whatever sugar you don't use up right away, is shuttled by the insulin, right into fat cells. Protein and fat are what make you feel satisfied and keep you feeling fuller longest.
808221 tn?1242747788 The higher the rating on the index, the more rapid the increase in blood sugar level. The spike doesn’t last very long and is followed by a corresponding fast drop in blood-sugar level. (often it drops even lower than it was before we ate). This is commonly referred to as the “spike and crash syndrome.” Make sense? So, Gus, the bottom line is to pay attention to what you eat. The unfortunate part of diabetes is we have to give up and avoid many foods we once ate.
Avatar m tn You also need to learn about what foods spike your blood sugar and to do that you need to test. There are certainly some foods that are known to be high in carbs that will raise most people's blood sugar (potatos, pasta, cereal, bread, sweets) but it is also individual. Try a particular food and then test two hours later. You want to be under 140. If you are higher than you either can't eat that food or can't eat that portion of that food.
Avatar f tn I am learning to juggle my diet so my blood sugar doesn't spike (from starving myself) - my morning blood sugar reading has always been under 125 since I have started testing, but my A1C is high. My last blood test was the end of December (7.3) - and when it was 6.9 I was eating whatever I wanted (before dieting). My blood sugar 2 hours after eating is usually under 125 too....I testing my blood the other day: 89 and a minute later -- 95 and then another minute later 111.
15298662 tn?1439720697 What you want to do is to keep your blood sugar levels stable and not spike up and spike down too low. This is what happens when you eat refined carbohydrates, fruit juices, fizzy drinks. I would still suggest that you make an appointment to see your doctor and ask if he arrange for you to have a glucose test. This will show whether you do have diabetes.
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