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can I eat mashed potato?

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I ate a small potion of mashed potato yesterday, and the 1h number was just fine. Is that mean I can eat mashed potato next time even thought it is white ?

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I ate a small potion of mashed potato yesterday, and the 1h number was just fine. Is that mean I can eat mashed potato next time even thought it is white ?

 

A few questions:

What was your 1 hour number?

What was your 2 hour number?

 

Two thoughts:

1. Never think you can't eat something, just think there are somethings you either choose not to eat or to eat rarely/in small quantities.

2. Never base a decision on a single result

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You will find your carb tolerance will be quite an individual thing. I don't have as much problem with a potato as I do rice or regular pasta...but i'm not a huge potato fan, so I rarely eat them.

 

Sometimes it will also be dependent on what you eat WITH a particular food. Adding protein or fat may slow the spike and make having a potato with cheese and broccoli on it a better choice than if you just had a potato.

 

Dave makes an excellent point though...once you make something forbidden, you will want it more (human nature I guess).

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Take some cauliflower and boil with a 1/2 potato and then mash together. Might take care of that need and tastes pretty good too.

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If you had butter and cheese and other fats with your potato, the BG spike might not have happened until 2hr or even 3hrs after you eat. If you really want to know for sure, test once at 1, 2, and 3 hours just to make sure. Then you'll know for the future.

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I ate a small potion of mashed potato yesterday, and the 1h number was just fine. Is that mean I can eat mashed potato next time even thought it is white ?

 

Hi (and welcome to DF) Maggie.

 

Did you also test after that to look for a delayed response? Some of us can eat modest (and not-so-modest) portions of mashed potatoes...those mashed with fats, such as milk, real butter, etc. As recommended, the only way is to test it under different conditions. I can eat them later in the day with meat or poultry without much of a rise, I tolerate popcorn too, but rice - white OR brown - sends my BG through the roof. Some people can eat brown rice without a spike.

 

Despite the many similarities of having D, we each respond differently to various foods at different times under different "operating" conditions. As with many things you'll learn here, YMMV (your mileage may vary). Your job is to learn YOU, and your question was a good one.

 

Let us know what you've learned once you've tried this a couple more times...ok?

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Welcome to Diabetes Forums, Maggie. You got some great advice above.

 

I have a fairly good tolerance for mashed potatoes in small amounts if they are home made with boiled potatoes and whole milk. I can't eat instant boxed mashed potatoes.

 

Make sure you test before you eat the potatoes and again, at least, two hours after you eat them. If your numbers are good, you can assume that you also can have them once in awhile.

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I ate a small potion of mashed potato yesterday, and the 1h number was just fine. Is that mean I can eat mashed potato next time even thought it is white ?

 

Can you? that is for you to decide, some people can and some people can't. Know your numbers 2 hours post and if you are happy with them don't deny youself the potato.

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Don't forget to exercise as walking is a good way to control BG's. I am not saying that to eat carbs with exercise as everyone is their own unique system that relate to carbs as everyone has their own level and the knowledge of foods is a very big part in our control of the disease. Take exercise as a part of your diet. :)

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