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#661 of 1310 Old 01-31-2009, 12:12 PM
 
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Ok, so now I am spilling ketones. What does this mean, should I worry, and will they put me on meds??????????????????
Though I'm still in the diagnosing phase (repeating the 1 hr test) I bought a book on Managing GD and here is what is says about Ketones.

"Ketones: These are chemicals produced when the body Burns stored fat for energy. Excess ketones are spilled into the urine where they can be deteced with a simple test. Ketones may appear in the urine when the blood glucose level is far above normal or when there is not enough carbohydrate available to convert into glucose (such as when a person is fasting, or just not eating enough carbohydrates.)"

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"During pregnancy it often means that you aren't eating enough for you and baby."

So here are two thoughts... one monitor your sugar closely and make sure it isn't too high and if that is okay do as Elephantine suggests and increase your carbs.

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Update on me.

I took my chances with my OB and refused the 3 hour test ... on the basis that I couldn't carb load the 300mg the way he wanted me to. He got back to me at 9:30pm and I explained to him how much trouble I was having eating sweets in general let alone loading that much sugar into my system for 3 days. He refused to let me class myself as a GD mom - yet, because of the ramifications to baby after birth - such as testing and monitoring sugars etc.

He offered me the option of repeating the 1 hr test, and suggested that I lightly load for 1-2 days prior to the test and fast 12 hrs (instead of eating - prior to the test.) He's pretty sure I'll pass... and we'll monitor again at 24 weeks like normal. If I don't he said I'd have to do the 3 hour test but to only load up to 150mg instead of the 300mg diet he recommended!

Seemed reasonable to me ... and he also suggested that I could load with things like dried fruit instead of the sugary oreo cookies and chocolate bars (which ordinarily would appeal to me! LOL!)

So I'm hoping to get in Tuesday for the GD test and in the mean time he got super excited when I suggested that I'd attempt to follow some of the guidelines for the GD diet, just because my babies are getting bigger - his exact words "Would that other mom's to be would follow that diet - because its great for optimum nutrition!" LOL!

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Thanks for all the words of wisdom

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he got super excited when I suggested that I'd attempt to follow some of the guidelines for the GD diet, just because my babies are getting bigger - his exact words "Would that other mom's to be would follow that diet - because its great for optimum nutrition!" LOL!
Yeah, both my MWs (hospital and HB) have said something similar about the GD diet, that its just extremely healthy, especially combined with the fact that I eat lots and lots of fresh produce and cook almost all my own food and stay away from processed stuff. They both are happy to hear that I am planning to follow the diet for the rest of pregnancy even if I pass my third 3hrGTT. (Passed first, borderline result on second. Unfortunately there is no option to do alternative tests here, though I'll ask about more about it. I think the hospital protocol is pretty strict on this... of course I hope not to deliver there, but just in case I'd rather NOT be classified as GD or suspected GD if I can help it).

Meanwhile- my HB MW suggests I just get an on sale/bare bones glucometer and start testing my sugars- more frequently for a bit and then maybe just fasting levels if everything else is looking okay and some occasional after-meal levels. The hospital MW practice is adamantly against that. Weird. They don't want me treating myself "like a sick person." My feeling is that I'd like to have more control over my (and my baby's) health and its not about being sick and worried, but about being proactive and informed. Sigh. It just means I'm not likely to get a prescription to cover the sticks unless I actually get the "official" GD diagnosis (which obviously I don't want).

So-- I am new here and have some food questions for you mamas who've been dealing with this longer:

Do people have especially good/useful books or websites to recc on managing GD? I am vegetarian (ovo/lacto) but I assume that is mainstream enough nowadays that there will be modifications for veg diets in there. I am sorry if its been discussed before... I read the first few and last few pages of this thread- too overwhelmed to read it all!

Does anyone use agave syrup? What do you think about those supposed "low glycemic" sweeteners? Does it really matter? Obviously I'd still be using with extreme moderation. I'm not planning to use any chemical sweeteners, but what do you all think about stevia?

I just opened a brand new cookbook (an xmas gift I hadn't even looked at) and by chance first page was a recipe for home-made almond/cashew milk. yum! I'm going to try it tomorrow. It looks pretty easy- if its tasty I'm happy to share. Should be pretty low in sugars compared to cow milk and I'm wondering if it might make a nice "ice cream" with fruit.

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I have a question: What is this 3 day carbo loading diet before the 3 hour test? and why?

I didn't do that at all and in fact was low carbing. Would that have affected my testing outcome?

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I am 16 weeks pregnant and have gestational diabetes.

I am having a problem with my blood sugar going up at night.

I have been diet controled for a week now and it is going well except for @ night.

Last night my blood sugar was 5.0 2 hours after dinner (8pm) and I had a snack of some cheese and pickles (only 2 grams carbs) and in the morning my sugar was 5.6!!! I a higher carb snack like a yogurt or skipping snack all together and nothing works.

I can't seem to get it down to under 5.3!

I am getting really frusterated!

any suggestions.

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I wish I could offer you some advice but I've never really had that issue and from what I've read here it is common for some people but don't know what they have done to help it.

I did want to give you a hug and keep this bumped as this thread has been kind of slow as of late.I hope this means everyone is doing well! I have been doing so much better since I was put on meds 3-4 weeks ago and I am stressing less on the gd.

Hang in there I hope someone has an answer for you.I do know it was recommened for me to have 2 carbs servings as a bedtime snack and unless my dinner results are way high I follow that- if they are high I still try to do at least one carb serving. Something high in fiber and paired with a protien is good- like whole wheat crackers and cheese or 1/2- small apple with peanut butter.If its high I try to just have a cup of skim milk- there are 13 gms of carbs and 8 gms of protien in skim milk (i dunno if that converts the same in Canada though!Look at the nutrional vaules to check- but its a good protien to carb ratio).Good luck!

Also a note my fasting is higher the earlier I get up and test- don't know if that really makes a difference but if I test at 5am its higher than if i test at 6am.So if I get up that early I don't tet for an hour but I also don't eat anything (or drink) till I doo my fasting test!
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When are you having your bedtime snack? I know during my last pregnancy that if I had the snack too early then my numbers the next morning would be high. As the pregnancy progressed I actually pushed the nighttime snack later and later.

Had my appointment yesterday. Ob is very happy with my blood sugar numbers. I'm at 19-20 weeks so hoping they can stay good with diet and exercise.

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I am really overweight and as such, at risk for GD. Currently, I am 16 weeks and the past few days I have noticed that even if I eat a meal, small or large, I am very sleepy and will nap for an hour or so, and a couple hours after that want to eat all over again. I also have not been craving sweets at all this pregnancy and normally I love sweets.

I don't have an appointment for another week, should I just go ahead and buy a monitor and start testing just to see? Or, am I making a mountain out of a molehill?

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I am really overweight and as such, at risk for GD. Currently, I am 16 weeks and the past few days I have noticed that even if I eat a meal, small or large, I am very sleepy and will nap for an hour or so, and a couple hours after that want to eat all over again. I also have not been craving sweets at all this pregnancy and normally I love sweets.

I don't have an appointment for another week, should I just go ahead and buy a monitor and start testing just to see? Or, am I making a mountain out of a molehill?
Try changing your diet first -- eat high protein and super low carb and see how you feel after a few days.

tif22 -- some people have huge troubles with their fasting levels. Have you tried experimenting with something like a sugar-free cereal w/skim milk? Maybe try something like that one night and then something high in protein, like mixed nuts, another night and see if the numbers change.
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Tiff22: have you been tested for GD? What were your test numbers? Those post meal and fasting numbers seem pretty ok to me. Even when not pregnant my fasting number is 5.2-5.6. Remember that there is some error in the test as well (+- 0.5 I think?). Also, look up some info, in this thread and on the internet, about the "dawn effect". Basically your body is producing sugars to wake your body up. How soon after first waking are you testing? If you are waiting to test until you shower, get dressed and ready for work etc, then you can expect that your numbers will be a bit higher than if you had tested while still in bed 5 min after waking.

At any rate, this is why I don't like the GTT and other arbitrary test methods for diabetes. My numbers are not abnormal for ME, but may be for some. My MIL has fasting levels around 4.5 all the time but I don't think I've EVER tested lower than 4.8. When not pregnant I have the same fasting levels as when I am pregnant, but if I were being monitored by a dietician they'd have me on insulin in a heartbeat and that is just NOT right. I do have to limit my carbs, as my post-meal numbers are WAY higher when pregnant if I don't limit my carb intake to 30-50g per serving.

Good luck! And yes, I agree, it's been super quite around here and I hope that is because everyone is doing well! I know that a lot of our more active posters were due in Febuary, so hopefully they are holding thier babies by now

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For problems with dawn phenomenon, a lot of people like to have a snack before bed. Some things that work are a half peanut butter sandwich (use whole wheat bread), crackers with peanut butter, see the trend? Use something that's a fast carb like bread, with something slow carb like peanut butter.

Dawn phenomenon happens when your liver dumps glycogen into your system as your body is getting ready to wake up. Test immediately upon rising, don't wait until after you've showered, had a cup of coffee, gotten the kids off to school, etc., since that will skew your waking result.

If you need a meter, there's no reason to purchase one! Lots of times there are coupons in your weekly circulars for the drug stores that will have the One Touch meters for free. You can also go here for a free meter, just answer the questions "pretending" you're a T1 diabetic who takes insulin and tests more than 4 times a day. All of the meter companies give meters away for free... they make money on the test strips being $1 a piece. These One Touch meters come with a sample of 10 test strips. If you need the meter right away, call your doctor and ask them if they have a meter for you, and if not, ask them for the name of the meter rep that they deal with. Call or email that rep and they'll get you a meter for free too. Calling the meter company directly for a meter is usually pointless, they don't like to give them away over the phone...weirdos.
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Officially, in Canada at least, fasting levels of over 5.2 are enough for a diagnosis of GD. In a non-pregnant person, that's categorized as pre-diabetic.

tif22, have you talked to your doctor or midwife about your fasting numbers? High fasting numbers are one reason they'll discuss insulin therapy -- you may just need a slow-acting insulin shot at night.
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I have high fasting numbers also. And I suspect that Dawn effect. I have had to push my bedtime snack to 1-2am. If I eat something then and wake up at 7:30am and test then I have a number under my limit. If I have a snack at 12 or 3 am I get a higher number.(I am having the same snack I drink an atkins drink same flavor etc....) Oddly if I have ice cream before bed and then my 2am snack I have very low numbers(60-70's)
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My fasting numbers were a little high. I figured out that i needed to excercise for 15-30 minutes in the evening and then have a high fiber/protien snack at bedtime AND eat a high protein snack at abou 3am (handful of almonds). My sugars were crashing in the middle of the night otherwise, and then my liver would over compensate. So I had to keep my carbs as stable as I could (ice cream would make me crash super fast and then rebound super high!!).

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I am wondering something and will ask the Dr tommorrow but figured I would ask here also.
My fasting numbers are high (105-115) unless I get up at 2am to eat. I eat at 2am and then test around 7:30am. The Dr knows this and is fine but the last 2 days that isn't really working anymore either. Today was 110 yesterday was 97. Anyways it got me thinking I have been falling asleep around 8pm every night and then getting up at 2 for my snack. Could I just test at 2am since I am getting 6 hours of sleep? When I get up at 2am I am up for at least an hour to an hour and a half so I am not even sleeping 5 hours.
My Dr would rather control me diet wise. I am on Glyburide at bedtime Which is another issue If I am taking it at 8pm then I am going almost 12 hours before testing. There is no way my body will stay up past 8 no matter how I try. So my thought is take my meds at 8 sleep till 2 test and have my snack. This way it is 6 hours fasting and 6 hours for my meds. and maybe I will miss that dawn effect?
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wow, how do you all eat a snack at 2AM? Do you set an alarm? I cosleep with my 4yo (and, um, my husband) I can't imagine they'd like that. I am SO tired already, I can't imagine waking up to eat in the middle of the night.

My fasting numbers have been a little higher than what "they" want to see, which is under 90 (some mornings I've been over 90, others under, though the highest so far has been 97) but I've just been testing myself and only now am I officially supposed to report my numbers. I figure I had 10 days to sort of get some info before anyone is looking over my shoulder... Oh, and everything else has been under their limits except two times when I ate something that apparently was too carby for me. I so want to avoid the pressure to be more and more medically managed. So, fooling around with nighttime snack is basically it? Or pushing my evening exercise later?

(I am also planning a HB and starting to really consider dropping out of my medical shadow care if my numbers stay pretty low and stable from diet and exercise).

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Hi mamas, new to this thread...
I'm in my 32d week and freshly diagnosed with borderline GD, have been testing for about 5 days and never once have gone over the limits set by my drs. Anyone else out there who has both GD and Celiac? I feel like alot of the gluten-free products out there are fast-burning carbs, it's alot harder to find whole grain products or high-fiber products.
I've been really anxious about baby ( who's measuring 3 weeks ahead), and my mom had me early ( I was born 6 weeks early, but still wighed 6.5 pounds... undiagnosed GD anyone?) so am concerned about early labor.
it's nice to be sharing this experience with other women, thanks fo rbeing out there!

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my3sons- how long have you been on glyburide? I've been on it about 3-4 weeks now and its starting to work really well. Alos how many weeks are you? When I first started the meds it took my body 2 weeks to really get adjusted and I had to play with what time of day I took it at my mw told me at first at night then in the am. For me when i took it at night before bed my fasting #s went up which had never been a problem before. Now I take it right before lunch and it keeps my lunch and dinner #s down- which was where my problem was all along. How about trying to take your med at 2am instead of before bed that may help keep fasting results down? My mw was ok with me finding the right time of day to take it. Also since I've hit the magical 30 week mark I've noticed my results have been lower and even lower still now at 31 weeks- almost so low I worry about hypoglycmia(sp?). Like my 2 hours after meals are in the 80s! I am planning on talking to my mw about this on mon.

PicklinQueen- I had gd w/ds4 and was treated for it until 32 weeks- he came early at 34 wks weighing 5lbs 12oz. If you figure in 1/2 a lb a week of growth for the last 6 weeks (if he had stayed put) he would've probably weighed 8 to 8 1/2 lb full term- my other dc were all between 7lb 12oz and 8 lb 13oz- and no gd w/any of them.You could just have nice healthy sized babes! Los aren't considered BIG unless they are over 9 and 1/2 lbs or even 10!

Also I have always measured big (actually 3 weeks ahead!) with all of my children.And with this one too. As long as it isn't a big sudden jump the drs and mws aren't usually worried. Was this a sudden jump in measurement or has it bee happening steadily for awhile?

Ds4 who was born 6 weeks early was just fine- he needed a sugar bottle once to bring up his blood sugars (being so early he was unable to nurse immediately after birth so suagr bottle in the NICU was the way to go). He had no breathing problems (sometimes assciotatied w/gd babies) and was in the hospital only a week before going home. He had to learn to suck which he picked up on 2-3 days after birth and by the time he went home he had gained almost all the weight back he had lost. And he is a healthy on target BIG(tall) boy today. Try to not stress on anything- just hang in there you only have 6-8 weeks left enjoy it. As for the gd you already past the 30 wk mark and will probably be able to manage it with just your diet- I know it hard but it can be done. And the mamas on here have great advice on food- I can't really help with the gluteen-free products as I don't know very much about it! Sorry.

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Ugh, update on me. Now seeing and Endochrinologist, was on glyburide for about two weeks, have been pulled off now, and forced into doing the three hour GTT today, fun, whatever, but I am over 37 weeks now, so this is all getting on my nerves!

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baileyandmikey- why are they still trying to do so much to/for you? it kinda seems crazy to me by the time they get whatever results their looking for you'll have had lo! It would be driving me crazy too. Hang in there- think positively maybe just next week when your 38 wks you'll have him.I know when I get to 37 I'll start doing what I can to get labor going! That's about 6 wks away for me!




Can I ask why they took you off the Glyburide? Was it helping to keep your #s low or no? Or did they go too low?I am on it too that's why I ask.Seems to be working for me right now.
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Bailyandmikey, I agree that sounds crazy. At 37 weeks why not just monitor what your blood sugar is *actually* doing rather than what it would do in a totally artificial scenario? What are they really going to learn that would change treatment at this point anyway? Baby isn't growing much anymore, and so the main risks I imagine would be the hyper/hypoglycemia for the baby after the birth, right?

And yeah- I had my son at 38 weeks (spontaneously) so it can happen.

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I have been on Glyburide since mid December. Started with one with breakfast and then went to another at bedtime. and then 2 at bedtime. So I am taking 3 total. My meds have not increased in a month. I am 27 weeks right now. And was diagnosed rather early at 14 weeks(history of GD but the last time I don't think I really had it. I didn't change my diet at all and was always within range.I could even eat cake with dinner) The Dr keeps telling me Insulin not sure why we can not increase another 2.5 mg on Glyburide at bed. I am only on 7.5 right now total.
There was a few nights I was taking it at 2am and had lower numbers along with my snack. And then it changed. The other day I took meds at 2am and had my snack and woke up to a 118. I haven't been able to bring it down since then. However my post meal numbers are all in range even with eating pizza etc... I think I may ask if I can switch and take the morning dose at night.
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mythreesonz- I've only been on glyburide for about a month and at the lowest dose.I was put on it at 27 weeks and it didn't seem to help for the first two weeks then all of a sudden it did and has since. don't know if it has to do with the magic 30 wk mark (gd is sopposed to peak at 30 wks then blood sugars are sopposed to start to drop after that) or if it just took that long to get my body used to it. I am at 31 wks now and have the best results of the whole pg- rarely any high results- and when I do have them its because I didn't take it long enough before lunch- that's when I take it and it helps w/ the rest of the day.

I am sorry I can't offer you an advice but hope things get better for you in the next few weeks.

Are you following a gd diet now? have you tried not eating and not taking your meds at bedtime just one day to see what your fasting results are w/o? Your body/metabolisim after a while gets "used" to what you are doing so maybe doing something "different" may surprise it- I had to do this- change weekly what I was eating and sometimes when so that my body wouldn't get to used to foods.
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what do you eat for bfast (esp diet-controlled mamas)?

My fasting numbers and 1-hour post-prandial numbers have been fine OTHER than after breakfast. I've been fooling around with it and will continue but sheesh. It seems like I can't have anything.

Today I went from 79 fasting to over 160 and I had: less than a 1/4c (dry) of steel-cut oats (NOT quick, instant, or even rolled oats) with a quarter-tsp of agave, a tbl of flaxmeal and about 2 tbl of milk, plus an egg and tea with stevia and half a raw green pepper. Tomorrow I am going to try just an egg and tea with raw veggies, but that seems like such an unsatisfying breakfast to me.

I WAS testing 2-hours post-prandial and with that bfast was under 120. But testing at one-hour, well, its def making my blood sugar spike.

No other meals are doing that and I def eat way more. No grains other than quinoa, so I guess it may be my beloved oatmeal. Or, maybe its just the time of day?? I'd love to get in some exercise but at that time of day I just don't have time! I've got to wash up, clean up, pack up, get people ready for school and work, get myself ready for school, etc.

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what do you eat for bfast (esp diet-controlled mamas)?

My fasting numbers and 1-hour post-prandial numbers have been fine OTHER than after breakfast. I've been fooling around with it and will continue but sheesh. It seems like I can't have anything.

Today I went from 79 fasting to over 160 and I had: less than a 1/4c (dry) of steel-cut oats (NOT quick, instant, or even rolled oats) with a quarter-tsp of agave, a tbl of flaxmeal and about 2 tbl of milk, plus an egg and tea with stevia and half a raw green pepper. Tomorrow I am going to try just an egg and tea with raw veggies, but that seems like such an unsatisfying breakfast to me.

I WAS testing 2-hours post-prandial and with that bfast was under 120. But testing at one-hour, well, its def making my blood sugar spike.

No other meals are doing that and I def eat way more. No grains other than quinoa, so I guess it may be my beloved oatmeal. Or, maybe its just the time of day?? I'd love to get in some exercise but at that time of day I just don't have time! I've got to wash up, clean up, pack up, get people ready for school and work, get myself ready for school, etc.
Could be the oatmeal. A lot of women have trouble with carbs in the morning as the body is waking up for the day and that often spikes blood sugar anyway.

My breakfast was/is almost always the same: a piece of Silver Hills Squirrelly bread (organic bread made without flour -- lots of fibre and low carb), toasted, with butter, cheese and two sunny-side up eggs, eaten with a knife and fork. I'm pretty sick of eggs after three months of nearly identical breakfasts, but I've never had a high reading after bf.
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what do you eat for bfast (esp diet-controlled mamas)?

My fasting numbers and 1-hour post-prandial numbers have been fine OTHER than after breakfast. I've been fooling around with it and will continue but sheesh. It seems like I can't have anything.

Today I went from 79 fasting to over 160 and I had: less than a 1/4c (dry) of steel-cut oats (NOT quick, instant, or even rolled oats) with a quarter-tsp of agave, a tbl of flaxmeal and about 2 tbl of milk, plus an egg and tea with stevia and half a raw green pepper. Tomorrow I am going to try just an egg and tea with raw veggies, but that seems like such an unsatisfying breakfast to me.

I WAS testing 2-hours post-prandial and with that bfast was under 120. But testing at one-hour, well, its def making my blood sugar spike.

No other meals are doing that and I def eat way more. No grains other than quinoa, so I guess it may be my beloved oatmeal. Or, maybe its just the time of day?? I'd love to get in some exercise but at that time of day I just don't have time! I've got to wash up, clean up, pack up, get people ready for school and work, get myself ready for school, etc.

Oatmeal totally spikes my blood sugars. Generally for breakfast I eat some cheese, and some yogurt. It leaves my blood sugars in good shape afterwards. I only test 2 hours post meal though, which is what my doc is having me do.

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hmm I've never heard of that bread so I looked it up- is it Canadian? Or am I wrong about that? I have been eating absolutely no bread, nothing based on any sort of wheat or rice... millet didn't work out either... ugh. There's just not much left. I'll fool around w/ breakfast for a few more days and then probably just resign myself to eggs every day for the next 7-12 weeks.

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Oatmeal totally spikes my blood sugars. Generally for breakfast I eat some cheese, and some yogurt. It leaves my blood sugars in good shape afterwards. I only test 2 hours post meal though, which is what my doc is having me do.
Are you eating plain yogurt? I don't want to eat any artificial sweeteners, and I was also told to not eat fruit at breakfast (usually I would have plain yogurt with fruit if I have yogurt, but I've been avoiding much in the way of milk/yogurt products b/c milk is so sugary).

I'm thinking about tomorrow trying fruit (plain grapefruit) and eggs for bkfast and see if that works.

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hmm I've never heard of that bread so I looked it up- is it Canadian? Or am I wrong about that? I have been eating absolutely no bread, nothing based on any sort of wheat or rice... millet didn't work out either... ugh. There's just not much left. I'll fool around w/ breakfast for a few more days and then probably just resign myself to eggs every day for the next 7-12 weeks.
Yeah, it's a Canadian company, but they do stock it in the States:
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It's the only kind of sandwich/toast bread I buy even when I'm not pregnant because it's so darn tasty!
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