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Re: What is your favorite low-carb breakfast?


alan_s wrote:
I noted earlier that I was unhappy with this morning's peak post-breakfast at 8.2 (148). To me, that was much too high and has caused me to review that breakfast. I like to stay under 7(126). YMMV, but I would be unhappy with all of the spikes on your graph. You might like to check with your doctor about the statin you are taking and grapefruit. It is contraindicated for many medications, but especially statins: Mayo Clinic or Statins and Grapefruit: A Dangerous Combination 

The issue of damage due to high BG is one of area under the curve, and not the absolute peak. I am much happier with a sharp peak and quick return to normal, than having a low extended peak, and worse still one that does not return to well under 100 in a short period of time. You pick up a lot more area at the bottom of a pyramid than you do at the top. On statins I am fully aware of the issue, and it all depends on the statin. Mine has no issue with grapefruit and the only significant interaction is with anti acids that contain aluminum and magnesium. I only use Tums. No worries.

Ron

Not a doctor, only another T2 diabetic with, unfortunately 11 year experience. Be cautious about accepting advice, including mine, on medical conditions from the internet. It can be a good place to get ideas, but validate them with your doctor and other medical professionals first.
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Re: What is your favorite low-carb breakfast?


LilMissDaisy wrote:

But everywhere I turned for diet information, they say to drink milk with every meal.  So confusing!


Where are you reading this stuff?  Maybe the Dairy council is pushing the milk thing?  

If you want milk in the morning try a little bit in a hot cup of tea.  Yummy.  Especially cinnamon tea.  

My breakfast: 2 sausages, 1 egg, low carb toast, 1/2 sugar jam.

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Re: What is your favorite low-carb breakfast?


LilMissDaisy wrote:  But everywhere I turned for diet information, they say to drink milk with every meal.  So confusing!

mhcarrs wrote:
Where are you reading this stuff?  Maybe the Dairy council is pushing the milk thing?  

If you want milk in the morning try a little bit in a hot cup of tea.  Yummy.  Especially cinnamon tea.  

My breakfast: 2 sausages, 1 egg, low carb toast, 1/2 sugar jam.


Diabetic Living says to drink milk with every meal, and the diabetes education class also says the same (ADA food plating method)

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YMMV  It is your body.  And your body is telling you they are wrong in this milk situation.  I know you will find the amount that is right for you.  Are they concerned about calcium?  There are many ways to get calcium.  Milk really has no other attribute except the milk fat and sugar it contain. Lactose.  OK I admit it does taste creamy.  But I prefer Unsweetened vanilla Almond milk.  A lot easier on the bg.

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mhcarrs wrote:  YMMV  It is your body.  And your body is telling you they are wrong in this milk situation.  I know you will find the amount that is right for you.  Are they concerned about calcium?  There are many ways to get calcium.  Milk really has no other attribute except the milk fat and sugar it contain. Lactose.  OK I admit it does taste creamy.  But I prefer Unsweetened vanilla Almond milk.  A lot easier on the bg.

You're so right!  Thanks and have a great low blood sugar weekend!

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I was just thinking that we have not mentioned meal satisfaction.  It is very important to not overlook this. Especially in the morning.  It can set the tone for the whole day. Smiley Wink

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Lantus dosing: http://www.lantus.com/HCP/dosing-titration/dosing-calculator
How to use insulin: Think Like a Pancreas
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mhcarrs wrote:  I was just thinking that we have not mentioned meal satisfaction.  It is very important to not overlook this. Especially in the morning.  It can set the tone for the whole day. Smiley Wink

Considering that I never used to breakfast, I don't care what I eat or how little - as long as I can satisfy my liver to stop dumping extra glucose.  Haha!

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ronaka wrote:

Outcome considering only BG, perhaps, but not the road to get there...


 

Actually, on that point we agree Smiley Happy

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