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Super Low Gi (28) alternatives??

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hi all! i was wondering if there were any super low gi grains like barley (which has a gi of 28 or something). I need to find something because i have problems with blood sugar, but obviously cant have barley with celiac. I know that there are vegetables with a low gi but i need something with comparable calories (~350/cup) and id have to eat a 5 kg of carrots to get that lol!

 

any ideas?

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This list, although found on a commercial site, is a pretty good start in helping to control blood glucose (sugar) levels in a diabetic (types 1 and 2).  Replace foods high in carbohydrates (e.g. grapes or rice) with foods high in fat like full fat dairy, avocados, olive oil), etc.  

https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/grocery-list

https://www.uab.edu/news/research/item/6250-the-typical-american-diet-versus-a-high-fat-low-carb-diet-study-takes-aim-at-prevailing-nutritional-wisdom

Learn more about diabetes here:

https://www.bloodsugar101.com/

The old low glycemic index is not very effective.  Testing yourself to determine what increases your blood sugar is best.  What may increase your blood sugar might not raise my blood sugar.  This is often called “Eat to your Meter”.  

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thank you so much!! im going to check out those links. i really appreciate it, the comment about "what raised your blood sugar might jot raise mine" is really helpful. its like my blood sugar goes sky high as soon as i eat any carb (even uncle bens converted rice which supposedly has a gi of around ?42?)

i think i have thyroid issues and will have to see a doctor, but in the meantime i still have to eat lol. the only thing that seems to jeep my blood sugar relatively steady is steel cut oats, but i feel like its raising my antibodies slightly each time i have it

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I am grain free, except for the occasional treat.  I have been following a low carb, high fat diet for four years now.  My diabetes has not progressed and I do not need any medications.  My old doctor was skeptical, but since then even the American Diabetic Association has come around (they say lowering carbohydrates  is just too hard for most people, which is not true).  Not mention my great HA1c test results.  Hard to dispute lab facts.  Too many carbs has probably contributed to our obesity and diabetes (type 2) crisis.  We were misled when the government advised people to cut down on fat and to increase carbs (the old food pyramid).  The reality is diets are so individual.  There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to nutrition.  

I do cheat on this diet when I travel or on vacation, but NEVER cheat on my gluten free diet.  

Here is a good video about the diet:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=da1vvigy5tQ

Like celiac disease, it is up to you to manage your diabetes and not your doctors, though there are drugs (those have side effects) and insulin (good) available should you need it. 

My breakfast?  Usually Greek yogurt with added heavy whipping cream and some blueberries.  Then two eggs with added melted butter and coffee with heavy cream and/or bullet proof coffee with coconut oil, cream and butter!  I like to add some veggies smothered in butter too.  

Oh, if you have celiac disease, watch for Type 1 (LADA) diabetes.  You can develop it as an adult and it usually presents slowly.  If your blood sugars are super high, get your antibodies tested (e.g. GAD).  

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thank you so much! i really do appreciate it, im kinda stuck right now and i appreciate all the help i can get. i think youre right about not all diets being right for all people. personally id like to keep my oil/fat intake lower, and go with something that has more fiber and just digests more slowly. 

barley and steel cut oats are actually great for me, but then within a few hours of eating i become bloated, breathing is difficult, etc etc. im really just looking for a grain thats low gi but allso celiac friendly. thinking maybe corn as a staple? idk -_- smh having to drastically switch diets all of a sudden is such a stress when you dont have all the info

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