From Illinois, USA:
Often -- but not always -- when our eight year old daughter with Type 1 has pasta for dinner, her blood glucose numbers are good (or even low) several hours later at her bedtime, but they go high by the middle of the night. Curiously, this problem occurs mostly with long pasta (like spaghetti), sometimes with short pasta (like penne), and almost never with very short pasta (like macaroni and cheese). Have you seen this pattern before and, if so, do you have any suggestions?
The pasta itself is essentially the same, large or small. When I took your question to our nutrition group they felt that food particle size might perhaps be a factor; but that most probably the explanation lay in what accompanied the pasta: e.g., a cheese sauce with macaroni or meat sauce with spaghetti. They had not encountered the issue before.
Original posting 26 Feb 97
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:54
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