I love sushi. Specifically I love maki rolls. You could roll up pencil shavings in rice and nori and I would sploosh it in salty soy sauce mixed with wasabi and enjoy it. I love the texture, the saltiness, the feeling of full I get from this type of fresh food. I just...I just love it ok?
But....that damn white rice. The carbs, oh the carbs. You think it's super healthy because it's not deep fried (What a world we live in that we assume if it is not fried/has veggies it is healthy?!) but friends....sushi is a carb load and a half.
My favourite roll happens to be the sweet potato roll. yeah...potatoes rolled in white rice...I will let you think about that one for a second.......ok done? yeah that's carbs. One day I, was at my favourite take out place, realizing I was going to have sushi and I asked if I could watch my sweet potato roll get made. the chef cheerfully agreed and I gazed in amazement as his fingers danced swiftly across the seaweed, ENTIRE fried sweet potato and approximate full cup of sticky rice.
I got dizzy for a second. For what I was once bolusing for maybe 30g of carbs (and ALWAYS spiking) was probably closer to 75g of carb.
So ever since that day it has been a struggle. For some reason white rice spikes me quickly and continues to spike me for about 5-6 hours after I eat it. I don't know if it's because of the slower digestion, the fact that there's usually avocado giving me a higher fat content or what...but it's just one of those foods that we as people with diabetes have to think: IS THIS BOLUS-WORTHY?
For me it is. It's my favourite. So yesterday I did a new test.
I got a california roll and an avocado roll. I bolused 1:7 for 90 carbs (since my avocado roll was seaweed out and that uses less rice). So I had 12.9 units to play with and a BG of 3.4 (61)
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And it worked (kind of)!! At supper time last night (approximately 5 hours after I started this test) I was 6.4 (115).
I ate my supper and bolused regularly for that....but it may have stacked a bit since two hours after my supper I crashed and had a 3 hour resistant low which tool honey, 8 tabs, 1 juice box and two cookies slathered in peanut butter to correct. And naturally in the middle of the night I woke up and was 13.4 (241).
So It is not perfected, I have to remember to trust my IOB when I go to bolus so I don't stack my boluses. I guess I will try to do this again tonight....
Yes, I said tonight. I have dinner date with a friend and we are going for sushi.