I honestly can’t remember the last time I walked into a McDonald’s. But goddam I would LOVE a Big Mac right about now!
Anyway, getting back to the point, there’s this thing I like to make at home. It’s basically an Egg McMuffin, but it’s actually better than the real thing from McDonald’s.
It’s better than the McDonald’s version because I put TWO eggs on it, and TWO slices of cheese. And more ham!
And thankfully, there is a bakery near me (Paris Baguette, a well-known chain in Korea) that sells pretty legit English muffins.
For those who like to weigh things, the ham in this picture is about 40g. It’s not a lot, but it’s still just the right amount.
And the English muffin weighs about 60g. It’s not as good as the English muffins I used to buy in the States … it lacks in the “nooks and crannies” department … but it’s the best I’ve found in Korea so far.
Blood sugar reading before eating: 85
This reading of 85 was on a Sunday evening, about 90 minutes after taking my daily Diabex/Metformin.
I usually try to put more time (at least three hours or so) in between the Diabex and any glucose test, but I was hungry and didn’t feel like waiting!
Blood sugar reading after eating: 125
This was an hour after finishing my homemade Egg McMuffin.
So an increase of 40 ain’t too shabby! And just to be sure nothing fishy was going on, I tested again 30 minutes later. That one came in at 121.
I have to say that it’s POSSIBLE that having only 90 minutes between my Diabex and eating this beautiful mess was a factor in the fairly low blood sugar increase.
But I should also note that I’ve tested these English muffins before (but not on Diabetes Is Bad), and the results were pretty similar.
If you plan to make a similar breakfast sandwich at home, your English muffin will probably give you different results. But if your glucose is fairly low at the start, don’t be afraid to try it!