From Southern New Jersey, USA:
What foods are slowly absorbed so as not to spike blood sugar levels for a middle-aged person with type 1 diabetes? For example, carrots and potatoes do send sugar high quickly. What 'like' vegetables or fruits wouldn't cause, or are slower to cause a spike in blood sugar?
I believe you probably would benefit from taking a look at the listing of foods on the glycemic index. Those are foods which are compared to sucrose in how they affect blood glucose. In general, foods that are high in fiber, whole grains, and fruits have a lower affect on blood glucose than some of the common white starches (potatoes, rice, pasta). Foods affect different individuals differently, so experimentation may be your best bet.
Original posting 5 Oct 2000
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:14
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