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Oatmeal vs. Greek yogurt
2 years ago  ::  Feb 09, 2013 - 3:01PM #9
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I use old fashioned oats. My doctor increased my medication as he says my cells are decreasing in function.  So we added more basal insulin. Thanks !

2 years ago  ::  Feb 09, 2013 - 11:02AM #8
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Jan 6, 2013 -- 1:10PM, panmat1 wrote:

norm, thanks, I would do one or the other. My issue is I LOVE oatmeal,it increases my blood sugar post meals. but I will talk to my doctor and see what he says next week. So it would be  one or the other.Nancy

Although there is a lot of publicity regarding oatmeal, I came to know that not all types of oatmeal are the righ one. From those that are processed (ready to use), the benefits one gets is very little. The pure, natural one needs time to cook and be digested. My idea is that one should not rely only on oatmeal, it cannot do magics. Altogether, good changes in lifestyle, diet and herbs, I believe, make the difference.

2 years ago  ::  Jan 13, 2013 - 4:09PM #7
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Thanks,Faith, my eye problems are not from diabetes. But when you have a little bit of good retina in one eye , you work hard to keep things healthy. Nancy

2 years ago  ::  Jan 09, 2013 - 10:17AM #6
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Good to hear that you are getting your meds adjusted.  The main thing is that you are able to have good BG levels and still be able to actually eat :)  Also good news about your eyes.  I was really nervous before I got mine checked because I didn't know how long I had been living with diabetes before I was diagnosed.  Hang in there, Faith

2 years ago  ::  Jan 08, 2013 - 6:31PM #5
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hi, Faith. I have about 150 per day. I use old fashioned style oats. I saw my endo today. He increased my meds. I am taking Levemir 10 7 am 7 pm, plus my metfrormin and amaryl 3 mg. breakfast,supper, 2 at lunch. I need to test as he scheduled for 2 weeks and check back. So we will see. Saw my eye Dr. too. Other good news is eyes are good. So time will tell, I am hopeful my numbers will improve. The yogurt we have is not sweetened. Haven't tried it yet. Nancy

2 years ago  ::  Jan 07, 2013 - 10:19AM #4
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Nancy, what has your dietician set up as your carb allowance per meal and snack?  I use 4 per meal and 15 per snack.  Usually snack 2x per day. 

What type of oatmeal do you use? Not all oatmeal is created equal :)

I have been trying to get my choleserol down a bit further and have been using oatmeal as a method.  I use it in muffins, pancakes and eat it every morning.  I really, really hate oatmeal.  Anyway, I use the low sugar Quaker stuff for breakfast or if I am at home for breakfast I use the Steel Cut Oats.   It seems to be working and does not spike me too bad.  I agree with Norm, you ahve to really read the labels on the greek yogurt.  some of it is really high carb so it will take up most of your carb allowance.  I buy the lightest version I can find and use it as a lunch dessert rather than a breakfast.  I think the important thing is to make sure you are getting enough whole grains...both for the fibre and the health benifits. 

Today I am back on the careful track....oatmeal for breakfast, salad with tuna for lunch, homemade shicken bean soup for supper and a double work out at the pool.  It will feel good to get into routine again.



2 years ago  ::  Jan 06, 2013 - 1:10PM #3
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norm, thanks, I would do one or the other. My issue is I LOVE oatmeal,it increases my blood sugar post meals. but I will talk to my doctor and see what he says next week. So it would be  one or the other.Nancy

2 years ago  ::  Dec 28, 2012 - 9:29PM #2
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I eat a yogurt and oatmeal for breakfest what you have to watch is the carbs. You will want the lite yogurt and suger free oatmeal. Watch the yogurt just because it's greek doesn't mean those suckers don't put sugar in it. 



2 years ago  ::  Dec 27, 2012 - 2:48PM #1
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I am going to try eating Greek yogurt vs. Oatmeal for my breakfast ,hoping to decrease post meal elevation.  What other food do you eat for breakfast? It neds to be low fat for me. Nancy
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