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Butter Beans - Effect On Blood Sugars For T1?

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Butter Beans - effect on blood sugars for T1? Hia - can anyone tell me their experience with eating butter beans and the effect it has on their blood sugars. I'm thinking of using them in a soup or stew or just making my own beans gigantes (basically homemade beans baked beans without sugar) as we have in Greece. I've been eating small tins of baked beans recently (17g carbs) and they produce excellent blood sugar results after 2 hours. Thank Butter beans come in at 36 on the glycemic index so are classed as a low-gi food. I use beans all the time in stews and stir-fry's and have never experienced postprandial highs, try them and test afterwards to see what effect they have! Will do - think I was more concerned about postprandial lows due to the slow release :crazy: Will do - think I was more concerned about postprandial lows due to the slow release :crazy: That's something else to consider, it depends what else you have with the meal which could alter the gi-value, as I say it's better to test and see and adjust insulin accordingly. I love Sainsbury's Butterbean Continue reading >>

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  1. Sam Stokes

    green beans do they truly help to keep low blood sugar up

    A good friend of mine shared that an alternative md said 1 serving of green beans helped low blood sugar . Have any of ya'll heard about this?

  2. spkar

    I just accidentally discovered that Green beans (aka French Beans) reduced my sugar levels drastically.
    For last 3 days, I took my readings at 4 PM and my readings are 86, 92, 87 after having beans during lunch time at 11.30 AM.
    Whareas my morning (fasting) sugar levels are 130 to 137 for last 3 days.
    I had some wine and dinner without beans.
    I am taking Metformin 1000mg twice/daily morning and night.
    I will keep this forum posted with further results. I cooked beans with garlic, coconut powder, turmeric and cumin seeds along with bread made with 5 grains flour available in Indian stores. ,
    added 10/28.
    Now my fasting is 100 to 110, 2 hrs after meal is 125 to 130 and 4 hours after lunch is 90 to 100.
    For last 3 days I stopped taking Metformin and now my readings are 95-105 fasting and 130-140 random.

  3. cussinwolf

    I have seen a few things on blogs about people saying that a small serving at bedtime helps them not to have that am BG rise. Green beans have always been considered a diabetics friend. ! cup has 27calories, 6rams carbs, 3 grams fiber and 2grams of protein not too mention a treasure of vitamins. Also has a glycemic load of only 2(low is good). Of course living here in the south I have seen people put table sugar in a lot of vegetables that they cook. I used to love to put potatoes in mine but not anymore.

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