Yep.. bad news is carbs convert to sugar - therefore are harder than pure sugar to convert (and they take longer)
For me - I can have 1/3 cup cooked rice (brown) without effecting my levels too bad (yep - 1/3 cup! I always measure!!)
I have cereal (muesli) with yoghurt for bfast
I can have a sandwich for lunch (hamburger/salad/tuna etc) and my levels are ok (just check the carbs in the bread - not over 25gms for 2 slices otherwise its bad news!)
dinner - best is tacos (1 -2 shells are ok) just load up on meat
meat will be your friend - no carbs/sugar at all!!
BBQ's are great!
drinks suck. water, water or water
I am sitting here with a coke zero (don't judge me!!! i hate the stuff, but water is soooooo boring!!!) some herbal teas are ok too
try and avoid fake sugar (sugar free foods - like yoghurt too) when you can otherwise you will eat too much of it.
dessert - skinny cow or frozen yoghurt (if you can stay awake past the 2 hours after dinner to eat it!)
avoid fruit (and fruit juice) as they are loaded with sugar
sorry - an essay again
i don't mean to be down - its really hard work to manage - keep at it though cause we don't want our babies born with it!
what were your fasting and 2 hour levels Crafty??
a dietician may be a good investment for you? just to chat to someone who knows more than me!
Im off to OB in an hour or so, so I'm hoping to have some more answers about why my sugars are all over the place
Im scared ill have to go to this GD dr again. If youare in perth you may have seen him on the news. He is against IVF as older women are more likely to get GD.. i didn't get along with him much at all
anyways, let me know if you want any more 'advice'. not sure i know much sometimes though!!!!