I’ve said it more than once. Oatmeal does not work for me. I’ve tried different bolus combinations. I’ve tried different types of oatmeal. I’ve tried just about everything I can think of, but a little bowl of oatmeal always sends my blood sugars through the roof.
Tuesday, after my #sweatbetes workout, I decided to have a couple of eggs for lunch. And for whatever reason, I really wanted to have a bowl of steel-cut oatmeal. So I did. And to my surprise, the line on my CGM stayed flat all afternoon. Crazy, right?
Yesterday I decided to really push my luck. I did the same 30 minute cardio routine. I added 20 minutes of strength training. Once again I made a couple of eggs for lunch, but this time I made regular quick-cook oatmeal. I saw a bit of a rise on my CGM graph, but not high enough to trip my 170 high blood sugar threshold. My two hour post-lunch finger stick rang it at 147. And before dinner, my blood sugar was holding steady at 83.
Holy glucose, I have unlocked the Oatmeal Key!!!! I CAN eat oatmeal - provided I eat it later in the day and after a good workout. Diabetes, you are one crazy intricate fickle master - but my days of never eating a hot bowl of oatmeal are over! Ha, I win, the “oatmeal round” goes to ME!!