Group Forum: gluten free better than low carb?

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Joined: Feb 12
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Posted: 16 May 2013, 14:38
Was told to go gluten free it was better than low carb...not so sure that is great advice. Was also told my yummy peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets were a no no but I don't see whats so wrong about them. I thought peanut butter was okay. What is a good snack for a diabetic. Confused
Pamela A

Joined: Jun 13
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Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 06:54
Gluten free is tough on a diabetic. My dad is 81 and a type 1 who just got diagnosed with celiac disease. Very dificult to find low carb options when eating gluten free. Just try to stay away from the breads and pastas. Your pretzel nuggets aren't the worst thing ever, just eat in moderation and check the serving size. A good snack would be pepitas (pumkin seed kernals) which are high in protein and low in carbs. Also fruit is always a good choice.

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Posted: 14 Jul 2013, 16:43
What are you all calling low carb?

Joined: Jan 10
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Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 10:43
I don't ever snack on fruit because it spikes my BG. I agree that portion size needs to be checked. To find a good snack check your BG before, 1 hour after, 2 hours after and 3 hours after. I know that is a lot of checking but only to find a snack that doesn't cause BG spikes or prolonged rises above 200. I like Almonds and fresh vegetables.
Pamela A

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Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 06:57
@ knorris - I would consider anything with 15g or less of carbs per serving to be low carb. I also try (heavy emphasis on try) to eat more protein than carbs.
Pamela A

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Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 07:01
@ BlueEyedLiza - Have you compared the carb content when you are testing? You may want to check if the amount of carbs is what is spiking your BG, instead of it just being fruit that does it. I can't imagine living without fruit for an extended period of time. Are you type one or two?
Pamela A

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Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 07:04
@ BlueEyedLiza - Just saw from your other post that you are a type 1.

Joined: Nov 13
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Posted: 13 Nov 2013, 11:38
Some lower carb snacking options could be Cheese sticks, Nuts, Jerky, pork rinds (sp?).

I recently started keeping Cheese sticks at work and home. I try to make the smallest strings possiable and thus take more time to eat them.

I mix up my Nut choices to keep from burning out. I have tried the 5 alarm chili peanuts from planter, pistachios, and most of the emerald nuts varaities. Keep an eye on the nutrion label for them sneaky carbs, but most are less than 10g per serving.

Jerky has little to no carbs to speak of.

Pork rinds can be a crunchy salty replacement for chips.