I found a couple of things in my kitchen cabinet from my pre-diabetes days: rice paper and rice noodles. The kind of stuff you use to make Vietnamese spring rolls. And, entirely by chance, I even had lettuce and shrimp in the fridge!
I knew that eating these noodle-filled spring rolls wrapped up in rice paper would be terrible for my glucose. But how terrible?
As it turns out, really, really terrible. But goddam these things are delicious.
Blood sugar reading before eating: 101
This reading of 101 was on a Sunday evening. I hadn’t taken my Diabex/Metformin yet, and it had been at least 4 hours or so since lunch.
Blood sugar reading after eating: 216
This reading was about an hour after I finished my Vietnamese spring rolls.
So in conclusion, HOLY SHITBALLS. Just two of these things pushed me up by 115 mg/dL.
Like I said before, I knew the results would be bad. But I wasn’t really expecting the glucose increase to be so massive.
Oh well. Goodbye, Vietnamese spring rolls! It was nice knowing you.