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Spikes

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Threebeans, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Threebeans

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    We have noticed that certain foods give our son really high spikes even if the carb count falls into the correct number for a meal. Certian types of noodles are the worst.

    What types of foods have you found that run the numbers up?

    David
     
  2. Beach bum

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    A good book that can help you determine what causes more of a spike than others is the G.I. Handbook by Barbara Ravage. It rates just about every type of food based on glycemic index.
    For example, bagels, Abby's favorite, are rated as high, she generally has a good spike from these. Cheerios are also high, we see an even bigger spike. Oatmeal, low, no problems.

    Noodles can be tricky, some people they send through the roof, others cause lows. We always have a low after pasta. Don't know why, it's just how her body processes.

    It is an interesting book, worth picking up to get a good sense of how foods work in the body.
     

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