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Happy Cinco de Mayo!!


If you are like me, Mexican food can be really hard on your blood sugars.  I found some low-carb Mexican food recipes that I'm hopeful will cause less of a spike.


They all sound really good to me, and I hope to pick a couple to try over the weekend.

Do you have any favorite lower carb Mexican food recipes to share?  And strategies for enjoying Mexican food and avoiding huge blood sugar spikes?  

posted May 5 in Conversation by KarenG (16,340 points)

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My problem with Mexican food is snacking on those yummy, crispy, still-warm-from-the-oven tortilla chips...!  They usually arrive prior to the meal, and the basket stays full.  I munch on them constantly throughout the meal and have no idea how many carbs I am consuming!  So yesterday, I upped my basal rate 20% (about a half hour before arriving at the restaurant) and then just bolused normally for the other carbs.  It worked pretty well - I had a BS spike about an hour into the meal, but it came back down nicely.  New strategy!  (Of course, that's no guarantee it will work next time....)
answered May 6 by bayleafbroker (1,450 points)
Those chips do me too.  (But salsa counts as a vegetable, so that's good - LOL). Great job on the new bolus strategy!!
answered May 8 by KarenG (16,340 points)
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I actually count out the chips and then try to eat them very slowly!  LOL!

Mexican food and Afrezza are made for each other (especially my favorite chile verde burritos, with rice inside and a wrap).
answered May 9 by TortieGirl (3,950 points)