Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:58 AM
BUT THEN...I saw that protein enriched pasta (like Barilla Plus) has a glycemic index of 27!!! Actually lower than whole wheat pasta at 37.
So, should I switch to Barilla Plus or another type of protein enriched pasta, or stick with the whole wheat?
Some background info about me: 26 year old male, type I, slightly underweight for my size.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:02 PM
Asprin 2-6 325mg per day
Amino Acids, Vitamins Bx, C, D, E
Hi-Maize 260, Ground and Whole Flax Seed
COQ10, Magnesium, Zinc, Fish Oil, Lisinopril
A1C estimate of 10-12 at dxed 5.6, 4.8, 4.6
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:10 PM
I'm a bit confused: you're Type 1 and looking for glycemic index? Isnt couning carbs and matching it with your insulin ratio a better way? But I'm not on insulin and maybe somebody else with experience could answer you better.
My own experience taught me that any pasta - regular, whole wheat, brown rice, protein enriched, etc - they ALL give me the same spike and sometimes it's hard to see it as it could come 3-4 hrs later after pasta!
And also I absolutely didn't see any difference between "whole" bread and pasta & brown rice and other "healthy" stuff vs regular white stuff BG wise. They could be healthier in other ways, but somehow I doubt it. Some of those "whole" things have high fructose syrup in them! And also ALL processed food is stripped of nutrients about the same way IMO. Unless you grow those whole grains and bake the bread and make pasta yourself. Oh and another thing I found out - those "whole" things sometimes need more chemicals added as preservatives because they spoil faster.
So I don't worry anymore about "whiteness" or "holiness" of my bread or pasta and eat white bread (in very limited quantities 10 carbs worth a meal usually only once a day) and shirataki pasta.
"In some ways, being a well-controlled diabetic is an ongoing science experiment" Scratch
Diagnosed 4/11 A1C=10.8
6/11 A1C = 7.8
8/11 A1C = 5.7
1/12 A1C = 6.2
5/12 A1C = 5.9 Finally!
8/12 A1C = 6.1 for NO REASON
4/13 A1C = 5.4
7/13 A1C = 5.8
2/14 A1C = 5.8
8/14 A1C = 5.6 Yay! Finally as expected!
2/15 A1C = 5.6
LCHF diet. Metformin 500X2, Ramipril 2.5, Magnesium Citrate, Chromium Picolinate, Milk Thistle.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:11 PM
metformin 2550 mg
Moderate carb diet 40-75 carbs a day
3 T of Coconut Oil daily
Vit D, CoQ10, Melatonin, Multi vitamin, zinc, B 12
Chia Seeds , Flaxseeds, fish oil, biotin, occuvite and zinc
Exercise- Tennis - 2 hours/week, Power Walking- 2-4 miles most days, Hiking in the summer on trails and in the mountains
diagnosed Feb 2007
Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:58 AM
In response to Jwags, I have tried Dreamfields and love it. So I guess I'll stick with that.
Thanks for the input everyone!