Blood Sugar Level
brian.mcclements Posts: 22
As I have just turned 60 I received a letter from my local health centre about a ‘Wellness Men’s Health Check’ so I thought I would make an appointment. As i was going out on the bike immediately after I had my usual breakfast of porridge with a banana through it. ECG done, lungs checked, blood pressure ok - all good! Went for the blood test and 2 days later get a call from the doctor to say blood sugar was reading 7.5 and he wanted a another fasted test which showed a level of 5 and 5 over three months. My mum died of diabetes related illnesses in her 70s. My question is should I stop taking banana in my porridge to avoid sugar spikes. Sorry for the long post TIA.
It's a bit of a myth that type 2 is caused by sugar and sugar in fruit is OK anyway.
IF you are pre-diabetic, then shedding weight is more important than avoiding sugar. You know if your BMI needs curbing or not...
That said, if you are prone to high glucose levels after meals, then I would avoid adding sugar to things and of course I would avoid biscuits and cake... brown bread rather than white is a good idea too... brown everything is better than white.
But I would not go as far as avoiding fruit just yet, unless you are specifically told so by your GP.
Avoid adding sugar is probably best but I basically have the same breakfast (porridge with a banana) as you and it’s fine, far better than other breakfast cereals where I was getting huge spikes after.
Have a look at the keto diet.
Carbs are an important part of your diet... better carbs is the answer, not NO carbs