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There are some simple things you can do to help you on your way to eating a low GI diet Swap those spuds:If youre a big potato eater and cant bear thethought of giving them up, you dont have to just switch to a lower GI potato such as Carisma. Another option when making potato mash is to replace half the potato with cannellini beans, or swap to other lower GI options like sweet potato. Go grainy:Instead of buying bakery foods made primarily with white flour (e.g. white bread, crumpets, pikelets), choose grainy breads (where you can actually see the grains), authentic sourdoughs or stoneground wholemeal options. Get a good start:Replace highly processed breakfast cereals with natural muesli, traditional porridge oats or cereals that carry the GI Symbol. Love legumes! Dried and canned beans, lentils & chickpeas are all low GI and nutrient rich along with providing good levels of protein and fibre.Include legumes in your meals two or three times a week, or more often if you are a vegetarian. You can add them to salads, casseroles or bolognaise. Make a quick and easy dip using canned beans and eat with crunchy vegetables. Its all about combinations:You dont need to completely cut out Continue reading >>

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  1. SwimsWithAFist

    The other thread on hypoglycemia is a very good, informative thread that people should be aware of. I'm starting this new thread to see if anyone out there has experienced a related situation.
    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a few years ago. Right around that time (and before I went on glucophage for the diabetes), I came home from practice one night feeling lousy. I checked my glucose level and found it to be 279, which is very high. I continued to test every 15 minutes to half hour to see where it was going and it gradually came down to a normal level. This happened even though I ate a meal after seeing that it was going down (and I felt like I needed food). I never eat for a few hours before a workout, and my glucose levels had been at or near normal for days before this happened.
    After this incident, I started testing immediately before and after a workout and found that my glucose level ALWAYS goes up after a workout, with nothing but water taken in during the workout. I had several times back then where it went over 200. Nowadays it doesn't go that high, but I am taking glucophage now.
    My doctor just shakes her head and says "that's not right, it should go down with a workout". Tell me something I don't know! I saw an endocrinologist that thought that this could be consistent with a delayed insulin response that diabetics have, hence the start of my medication.
    Has anyone else out there seen such a response with their glucose levels?

  2. Conniekat8

    I wonder if dehydration could cause somewhat false test results?
    If there is less water in your blood, then there is an apparent higher concentration of other things in it, relatively speaking.
    Does anyone know how dehydration may affect blood tests?

  3. Conniekat8

    I did a little bit of searching on the net, looks like there is some mention of dehydration affecting blood glucose levels, apparently especially in the type 2 diabetis.
    I found this article kind of interesting:
    Perhaps you will be able to find more literature about that with little more in depth search.

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