I haven't been eating much fruit since i've been diagnosed as Type 2, the reason is that i am trying not to eat inbetween meals to lose weight so whereas i used to eat 2 - 3 portions of fruit a day, now i'm lucky to get one portion. Should i eat a piece of fruit say for dessert after my main meal? if so, what is best to keep the carbs low?
dewing: strawberries and blueberries are good. You can have a decent size bowl of strawberries for about 10 carbs. They're good for fiber and antioxidants too. It's hard to get them all year round though. Alot of times I buy them and I find moldy ones in the containers. Bananas are filling too. One banana is probably around 30-35 carbs.
Once again (are you sick of hearing this yet?) you need to eat to your meter. I always had good luck with apples and berries. Things with a lot of fiber are usually pretty good. I was also ok with a few pieces of pineapple as long as it wasn't over ripe. But that was what worked for me. Try to find something you like and see how it spikes you. Sometimes you will be able to eat larger volumes of things, and sometimes only a small piece. It will depend on your metabolism.
Once again (are you sick of hearing this yet?) you need to eat to your meter.
Once again, I must agree with you. (are you sick of hearing this yet? )
Back in 2004, when I had full blown Insulin Resistance, I could only eat a 1/4 of a small apple, once a day, or I would suffer from high Pre-Diabetic Postprandial and Fasting Blood Sugar readings; and I would suffer from increased Breathing Problems, Heart Rhythm Dysfunction and Higher Blood Pressure. Back then, for my meals, I had 1/2 cup string beans and 1/2 cup high fiber, low carb cereal, and that was it! I was not able to increase my servings, or my 1/4 small apple a day, or suffer the consequences.
After a couple of years of this spartan, bland diet, I learned that I could increase the size of my meals, and include more low-Glycemic fruits and vegetables, without suffering an increase in either Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Breathing Problems, or Heart Rhythm problems.
I still have to be careful with carbs.
Try to find something you like and see how it spikes you. Sometimes you will be able to eat larger volumes of things, and sometimes only a small piece. It will depend on your metabolism.
Great advice! The ONLY way to truly discover your own dietary limits is to test your blood sugar one hour after the start of a meal, two hours after the start of a meal, and eight hours after eating; and check your night-time blood pressure (IMHO); and keep track of any nasty symptoms of Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes or Insulin Resistance.
where have i gone wrong with my meal tonight? after 2 hours i tested BS at 12.9 (highest i've ever had to date). My meal consited of a piece of fish in breadcrumbs at
20g carbs, 50g mushy peas at 5.5g, some potatoe wedges at 13g and a dessert of half a cooking applie stewed with a low fat digestive biscuit crumbled on top - the total carbs were just over 50g so how come such a high reading even though the total carbs amounted to around 50g?
yes i sort of think i know where i went wrong with my meal last night, although i thought it was a controlled carb intake of 50g it was the kind of carbs i had but this i suppose is how we learn. Does rebound hyperglycemia mean that it was prob something i eat at lunchtime or the day before? i went to a xmas market yesterday and at around lunchtime i had a roast beef roll but i wouldn't have thought that would have been a huge problem. Thanks to you all for your responses cos i'm learning an awful lot on here.