"I LOVE CARBS... BUT CARBS DOES NOT LOVE ME"
As I have stated in my older post; for most if not all Diabetics carbohydrates can be a friend and the worst enemy. I do not care if it is complex carbs such as 100% wheat bread, brown rice, or wheat pasta. They all shoots my blood level through the roof. I, as a Type 1 Diabetic has been living and struggling with very, very, low blood levels and shooting highs for all the years as a Diabetic. But I am not careless of my health. I came to a conclusion that it is the life of society the determines what people will eat and what will sell. There are more and more sugary, overly processed packaged foods and even foods that are supposed to be healthy can make ha vac with a Diabetic blood level and the amount of insulin that one will take daily. I thought about going on a Paleo diet, but that quickly vanished. Remember what I said "Carbs can be a friend and the worst enemy." I tried to stop eating any carbs that was wheat, or processed whole grain for one day, and only eat meat, lots of vegetables, fruit and water. My blood level went from (when I started) 200mgl to 33mgl in 2 hours. I adjusted my insulin pump accordingly and I still took too much insulin that day. After that I decided to just limit what types of carbs I enjoy eating, like 100% whole wheat bread, even brown rice, white rice and any type of pastas, my blood level stays low and I only need to bolus my insulin pump once in the morning and a little at lunch, I have not had to bolus or take insulin for dinner for a week. Now that is progress. I instead stocked up on cauliflower and chop it to resemble rice. I use spaghetti squash as my pasta or I use kelp noodles. Kelp noodles are seaweed made into noodles, They are crunchy though, and you do not need to cook them. They have lots of minerals and would be great in Asian dishes.
For those who are on a Paleo, or other similar diets great but I cannot go that way for one thing my blood level will always be too low. I would have to consistently eat to keep my blood level from dropping. And second this is an expensive and time consuming life style. Also I am not into organic living. I would be if I could afford it. But for anyone who is into Organic that is great but for most people it is not necessary. Just wash your food very well or buy a vegetable cleaner to get residue off the fruit and vegetables.
Anyway if I do not eat carbs my I am at a high risk of passing out. So I decided to put good complex low carb, high protein grains and also nut flours to replace the wheat carbs. I have made at least 5 breads in the past 3 weeks and each time I make a bread I get better results. I made the breads above. I got the recipe on Dr, Oz internet but modified the recipe a little. These are quick breads and are great for toast, spreads and open face sandwiches, You will get a lot of protein and good fats with these breads. I went to my Endocrinologist and he downloaded my blood meter and I had consistent low blood levels. Yeah, I had very low ones but nothing really off the chart. I also had a couple of highs just because I was very low two nights and could not get my blood level to stay up, so I broke down and ate a slice of whole wheat bread and made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In the mornings at work before I ate my breakfast I would read on my glucose meter around 200. Not bad but I would have like it to be at least 140. I am now taking even lower levels of insulin because of my lower carb change. Tomorrow on 06-13-2015 I will take my AC1. I will tell you my results when I find out. Well, I will share you my modified recipe from Dr. Oz website. A Cardiologist name Dr. William Davis has a blog called www.wheatbellyblog.com/ developed this recipe. The original name of this bread is called "The Wheat Belly Bread." I also would like you to try my version. Click Here for
"My Version of the No Gluten, Some Grain Carb Wheat Belly Bread."
Another thing I feel great and satisfied.