I agree with many of the previous posts about the blood sugar spiking with cheerios/oatmeal/pizza. I had cheerios for breakfast and 3 hours later had blood sugar readings over 200.
When I met with a dietician - believe it or not - she treated most of them the same - indicating that as long as you stayed within the alloted carb load you should be all right - and it's not. Or maybe I misunderstood. I do remember her saying to test after eating things and to see how your body reacts to different combinations.
I've started eating more carbs - mostly staying within the allotments (45 carbs or less for each meal) and I consistently get higher numbers if I eat cheerios/oatmea/pizza and do find that potatoes don't seem to spike the levels as much. I've found that the whole wheat "FlatOut" bread seems to be an acceptable carb and stevia and fruit also don't seem to spike the blood glucose as badly.
Exercise has really helped lower some of the numbers - I didn't know about the water and plan to start drinking more and leaving the flavored waters alone - something about people that drink diet drinks tend to gain weight because their body reacts to the fake sugars in a similar fashion to the real sugar - even though there aren't any calories.
I also learned the problem with eating something fried or with a lot of fat is that it slows down the digestive system.
Sorry my explanations are not more scientific but I tried to put into my own words as much as possible. Thanks everyone for the good information.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.