Ok, here we go again. This is part 2 of the raspberries and cream experiment. This time, there’s no sweetener. So, 5 mins ago, I took my starting BG (5.7, bugger!), and now eating my raspberries and cream with no sweetener. Doesn’t taste anywhere near as good without the sweetener!! An old sugar addict talking!
The lead up to this was identical to part 5.1 yesterday, when I started at BG of 5.4. I suppose that’s within the normal bounds of accuracy/consistency of the monitor. But I would have liked to see a lower BG. It’s the highest BG I have seen for a while.
T+30, BG down to 5.4. Puzzling. Maybe a quick insulin response, but I would have expected an increase in BG first then a decrease. Oh well, the path of science never runs smooth!
T+120… stable again.
So today all looks a bit odd. I seemed to start high, and my BG just went down and then stopped at around 5. My only interpretation of this is that I got an initial fairly quick insulin response, which pushed my BG down quite quickly, and for whatever reason it stayed down.
An alternative hypothesis is that the starting number was a high outlier, but even so, the T+30 number of 5.4 seems low. Bottom line, given this experiment, I would say that the sweetener I had in Pt 5.1 (erythritol) doesn’t create a significant difference. So I am going to continue to use it.
Any other interpretations welcome.
Enough for now.
Overall results so far…
And for no reason at all, here’s a picture of my cat…
It’s the raspberry fairies - the cat knows.
An interesting (but old) post on whether erythritol stimulates insulin. Worth a look if you are interested…
Did you test using no raspberries but artificial sweetener and cream only? That would tell you if the sweetener gives an insulin response wouldn’t it?
Not yet, that is part3!
Sorry I was getting ahead of myself, its the mad scientist in me… Carry on.
I love your science posts. Raspberries and cream are still quite sweet without. Lovely cat!
I know this reply is a year later but that looks darn good!