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Fiber

Is this plausible? If I have a bowl of high fiber Kashi cereal (with a small amount of milk) after a high carb meal, it seems the meal doesn’t have as bad an effect on my blood sugar.

  1. Hi Triacs, thanks for reaching out with your question. How interesting! What you are talking about does make sense though. Fiber can definitely help regulate blood sugar spikes because it slows down the absorption of sugars. This article explains the process well: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/fiber/art-20043983. Just out of curiosity, when you have a high carb meal, does the meal itself include fiber? -Ashlen, Type2diabetes.com community moderator


    1. The high carb meal usually has little or no fiber

    2. Got it! That's good that you are getting your fiber in with the high fiber cereal. Have you had the chance to speak with your doctor about this? This could be a quick question you could ask via telehealth or on a phone call if you are looking for more information. -Ashlen, Type2diabetes.com community moderator

  2. No, there is nothing I would do differently based on the answer, plus I have an appt in May. I may try and collect more data so to speak

    1. Got it! Hope your appointment goes well and you get the info you're looking for. -Ashlen, Type2diabetes.com community moderator

  3. I wish you cope and get well soon buddy

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