Thank you for visiting my site. I’m Tatsuya Arai, of Kyoto, Japan, a guy in the age of forties with pre-DM.
I started smbg(self-monitoring of blood glucose) a couple of years ago, just to see—out of curiosity— if agave syrup is really low-GI, as is often claimed.
One day, I measured postprandial blood glucose after eating pretty much amount of pasta, and found that my blood glucose is far above the normal level.
*120g of dried pasta contains about 90g of carbohydrates.
A physician told me that I am presumably pre-DM, and if I do not restrict the intake of carb more or less, I shall develop a real DM sooner or later.
Since then, I regularly monitor my blood glucose level, to see what kind of food or ingredient raises my bg-level to what extent.
There are results of far more than one-hundred experiments I have done so far.
Some of the foods in the list below may be unique to Japan or East Asia, but I hope this list will be helpful to some people with DM or pre-DM.
Almost all the monitorings are done under the same conditions as much as possible.
The tests are done around 11:00 am, and the food tested is the first meal in each day.
The monitoring device is TRUE pico, of Nipro, the American version of which is named True2go.
List of SMBG
Acacia honey / Agave syrup / Beet sugar / Brown sugar / Coconut sugar / Erythritol / Maple syrup / Manuca honey / Raw sugar
Barley / Harusame(Chinese vermicelli / Pasta / Rice / Rice cake
Noodles / Rice / Pizza / Popcorn / Potato /
Fat and Protein (Meat, Cheese, etc.)
Cheese / Lard / Pork / Protein
Fat and Protein with High-carb Foods
- Butter & Rice
- Chicken & Rice
- Dried Bonito & Rice
- Egg (raw) & Rice
- Fried Rice
- Fresh Cream & Glucose
- Fresh Cream & Maltose
- Gelatin & Rice
- Lard & Pasta
- Lard & Rice
- Mayonnaise & Rice
- Natto (fermented soy beans) & Rice
- Salmon Roe & Rice
Fruits and Vegetables
- Bamboo Shoot
- Dragon Fruit(Pitaya)
- Mango (fresh /frozen )
- Orange (mandarin)
- Sweet potato (Dried)
Vegetables with High-carb Foods
- Goya & Rice
- Lettuce & Rice
- Okra & Somen (Japanese vermicelli)
- Onion (Picked) & Pasta
- Radish (Grated) & Rice
- Yam & Rice
Drinks & Soup[Tea with high-carb foods]
- Avocado Seed
- Black Bean
- Tea with Indigestible Dextrin
- Beer / Non-sugar Beer
- Corn Potage (hot & cold)
- Milk / Lactose-free Milk
Spices which may prevent hyperglycemia
Supplements, Foods with functional claims
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