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Spikes from Tomatoes????

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by iluvmhp, May 19, 2009.

  1. iluvmhp

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    Ok, this sounds crazy and is probably a YDMV thing, but I swear fresh tomatoes are spiking my dd like CRAZY. I am talking a 117 g serving s(3 slices) spiking her too 300. On more than one occasion. Really really crazy. I have "tested" this several times. We dosed for them by weight the last time and she still spiked.

    Is there anyone who has this problem??? Anyone??? I hate to keep giving them to her b/c it is insane, but the are awesome this time of year and she loves them. I hate to not give her a great food, because I cant figure out the spike.

    Help please!
     
  2. mmgirls

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    I don't dose for tomatoes, because I never know how many she is actually going to eat, but never has she gone up much even with a handfuls.
     
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    Weird... I can eat tomato stuff by the can and don't get any problems. I don't like fresh tomatoes though, so I haven't tried that. YDMV I guess.
     
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    It is weird though isnt it. I kept thinking, no it cant be tomatoes. But 4 times now she has spiked into the three hundres with fresh tomatoes. Doesnt do it with tomato sauce. It makes no sense!!!!
     
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    Is this when she eats just tomatoes???
     
  6. iluvmhp

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    She usually has something else with the meal, but we have varied it and actually given her nothing else with carbs in it 3 times and she still spiked. So weird. I guess her body thinks they really are some carb laden really juicy fruit!!!

    They are "meatier" this time of year, so I dont know if that is what seems to be doing it. Really, really strange. She is a big tomato fan (so am I).
     
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    Calorie King has .6g per thin slice
     
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    Tomatoes are actually a fruit with a good deal of sugar in them depending on the type. Tomatoes that are long term cooked like with sauce removes alot of the natural sugar.
     
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    Chris's BG is high every time he has pizza - maybe it is the tomato sauce?
     
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    I agree with this 100% it is a fruit with a lot of sugar, but every book shows very little carbs. Like 5 carbs per 100 grams.

    We have no problem with the cooked sauces. (knock on wood).

    So DH cut up another tomato with dinner tonight. Gave her almost 3 times the suggested dose for her i:c ratio(based on serving). She is at 325 already! It is crazy. It is an instant spike too. Hits real fast. I upped her basal and will begin the fight to bring it down.

    Ps - I almost cried when I saw him put the tomato on the table.
     
  11. Reese'sMom

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    maybe the carb counts for fresh tomatoes used the horrible, hard, no flavor (and probably no sugar) grocery store variety to analyze. There is probably a great deal more sugar in a good, properly ripened fresh tomato (either home grown, roadside stand, hydroponic or tomatoes-on-the-vine) that you are probably eating. I'm assuming since you love tomatoes, you are getting the good stuff.

    Maybe it would be like comparing the carb count in any other un-ripened fruite to a ripened one???

    I would just start counting a lot more carbs for them, and find the "right" number through trial and error.
     
  12. iluvmhp

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    Exactly!! They are farmer's market tomatoes. I do think they are so good because they have so much natural sugar! We will keep raising the carb count to get it right. Thanks for the input!
     
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    It must be time for reading glasses :rolleyes: I keep seeing this thread and reading, "Spikes from Tornados" to which I think, "well, yeah, that would stress her out a bit":rolleyes: Clearly...losing my mind :eek:
     

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