Spiking Blood Sugar Levels after Breakfast?
I have Type 2 Diabetes and am on Lantus (12 units) and Galvusmet (50/100 twice daily).
My averages are okay (I think) – my range settings are Low: 5; High: 8.5.
Here’s my issue. My postprandial levels after breakfast stay high, no matter what I eat. I usually measure between 5.5 and 7 when I wake up and rarely see a jump of more than 2 after lunch or dinner. After breakfast, however, my levels often jump to 9 or 10 or above.
What has me stumped is that this happens even when I have Greek Yoghurt (full fat), 24 Almonds & Glucerna powder. Greek yoghurt has a GI value of 33, Glucerna about 53 and Almonds Zero! The spike is less when I leave out the almonds, but those are supposed to have no impact on sugar levels at all. Go figure.
As an aside, when I complained about not being able to eat pizza, an old guy who has had diabetes forever suggested I drink a Hunters Dry Cider before I eat pizza. No idea why, and I rarely succumb to the temptation, but it works.
– GideonPosted on: April 13, 2016__Sweet Life__