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Dreamfields Pasta

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by dshull, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. dshull

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    Hi,

    I have heard that this kind of pasta is much better for blood sugars. My son doesn't eat a whole lot of pasta, but I thought I would try this. I am just curious about how to count the carbs for this. It is 41 grams for 2/3 cup - but then it has all these "protected carbs," so how do I figure out how many carbs to count? This is further complicated because he has been spiking high after he falls asleep so I don't want to mess this up too much.

    Anyone have any experience with this - thanks!
     
  2. DsMom

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    We use Dreamfield's spaghetti all the time...and it works great. We bolus for 5 carbs for 2 oz...there is a little blurb on the box, at least on the spaghetti...that tells you to count for 5 carbs. No BG spikes for us...I love Dreamfield's!
     
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    I've been using this pasta for quite a few months now, and it sure is a lifesaver. Regular pasta and rice are two foods my little guy just can't handle. I'm really glad I found it!
     
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    Dreamfields didn't work for us at all. It still caused BG issues; but they were just different ones than regular pasta caused.

    Hope it works better for you!
     
  6. 3kidlets

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    We haven't had success with it either.
    What does work for Hana is the regular brands (Barilla, Ronzoni) that have extra fiber. I find I can bolus up front for the full amount of pasta without her dropping low like we would see with just regular while pasta. And then I run a nominal extended bolus for 3 hours to counteract any spike. Seems to work pretty well.

    She had the normal drop in BS and then spike with the Dreamfields. Plus I don't think it tastes that good.
     
  7. KaseyK

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    We use and like Dreamfields. I bolus for 25 carbs for a whole cup of cooked spaghetti noodles and do 50/50 extended bolus for 3 hours. If I didnt do the extended, he will drop low before the pasta hits, then spike later.

    Other pastas seem to digest differently and cause inconsistant spikes anywhere from 2-5 hours later. At least with Dreamfields its consistant for us
     
  8. NeurosurgeryNP

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    It's a YDMV sort of thing. I bolus for Dreamfields the same way I do for regular pasta.
     
  9. Lee

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    We tried under-bolusing for Dreamfields and couldn't. She does great with it, we just have to bolus the full amount.
     
  10. DsMom

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    The full amount meaning 42 carbs for 2 ounces? If yes...that's so amazing how totally different our kids can be! After all this Dreamfield's talk, we had spaghetti for dinner tonight.;)
     
  11. Lee

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    Yep. But we don't subtract for fiber, so I am sure our carb ratios cover the fiber.
     

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