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Offline mamasm

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types of flour
« on: March 11, 2015, 07:26:29 PM »
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  • I was just curious if different flours like almond or coconut flour have the same blood sugar spike like regular flour?  Sam loves a zucchini bread recipe I have, but spikes like crazy with it.  I've never used almond flour before, but if it doesn't cause him to spike as much, I might try playing around with the recipe.  If it's the same, I won't mess with the recipe and just deal with the spike!

    Kristin
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    Re: types of flour
    « Reply #1 on: March 11, 2015, 07:39:50 PM »
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  • I'm not sure...maybe Angela (mommy angels) knows?

    Mom to Annelies, 14 (Dx 18 Mar 08~Pumping MM Oct 08-May 12, Omnipod May 12-Aug 13. tSlim Aug 13+ ~Dexcom Oct 11), Katy, 18 (non-D) and Jory (non-D/US Navy)
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    Offline SarahMay

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    Re: types of flour
    « Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 08:02:27 PM »
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  • I haven't personally experimented with it, but it seems logical that a flour with a lower glycemic index/glycemic load would help. It takes a lot of tweaking though, to adapt recipes. Isn't Leslie the gluten-free baker gal?
    Sarah - wife to Aaron, mom to
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    Re: types of flour
    « Reply #3 on: March 11, 2015, 08:03:17 PM »
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  • Depends on the flour- but no, many shouldn't spike.  Almond flour is ground almonds.  Virtually no carbs.
    Angela- Mom to S- 8/9/04 (dx 5/4/11)  G- 6/4/08 and L- 4/3/12 and W- 3/18/15

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    Re: types of flour
    « Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015, 10:22:39 PM »
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  • Coconut flour does not raise blood sugar.  But it isn't a straight a cross sub.  Coconut flour takes a lot more moisture than rice flour.  It would take some fiddling to make it work.
    Tiffany mom to 4.  T. 9-00 non-d  V. 12-02 dx 12-08  H. 3-07  E. 9-10

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    Re: types of flour
    « Reply #5 on: March 11, 2015, 11:09:00 PM »
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  • Thanks. I'm not sure if I want to mess with the recipe I have. but I may try a new recipe using it and see how that works with the spike.
    Kristin
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    Re: types of flour
    « Reply #6 on: March 12, 2015, 07:19:34 PM »
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  • Gluten free flour sucks. You'd have to research the lower glycemic route.
    Leslie in New Jersey: mom to ava 11 (non-d) and giovanni 13 (dx'd T1D 7/25/07 and Celiac 1/14)

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    Re: types of flour
    « Reply #7 on: March 13, 2015, 04:06:12 AM »
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  • This is our favourite no-spike-cake: http://www.petite-kitchen.com/2012/11/boiled-orange-chocolate-cake.html
    Not zucchini bread, but delicious.
    Mother of Isak, dx February -14 and Minna, non-d.
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    Re: types of flour
    « Reply #8 on: March 13, 2015, 12:41:50 PM »
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  • Due to similar spike issues, I've been doing some experiments, but without changing flours entirely so far. I have been adding rolled oats to some of my muffin recipes and looking to add sunbutter/peanut butter as well. Both of those seem to slow the digestion and therefore even out the spike.
    My mom is having to go entirely gluten free, though, so I may be doing some experimenting with coconut flour as soon as I find a reasonably priced supplier. Costco *was* carrying it, and now it is gone again.
    Angela, Mom to Elizabeth - 13, Luke - 11, dx 9/30/2006 and Isaiah - 8, dx 6/7/2010 both pumping with T-Slims



     


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