Does anyone have any theories on why cold cereals spike sugars and require double or more insulin in T1's to get the BG normal? I spoke to one of the mfrs. and they told me they don't have dieticians on staff to ask why. I have a feeling it's the fat used. It's sometimes canola oil or rice bean oil. Many people I know have stopped giving their kids cold cereals because they spike so much. It's not just one brand of cereal either or one mfr.
I think it has to do with the fact that hot cereals tend to have a lot more fiber, so consequently fewer usable carbs. That may have something to do with it, or maybe there is HFCS in there too. That may do it. It's also pretty easy to overdo the portion size when it comes to a yummy cold cereal.
Hi Cora, some people say they have problems with oatmeal too. Fat increases sugar, I know that. The cold cereal, along with milk added, increases the fat even more. I think it all needs to be balanced with an egg or other proteins to keep the sugars from spiking too much. I don't have this problem when I give my son a pancake, it's only cereal. Thanks.