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Which of these will raise your blood glucose?



  • A slice of cake.
  • A serving of mashed potatoes.
  • Corn on the cob.
  • ALL OF THEM WILL!

Almost!

While this answer is true, the real answer is D – because yes, this was a trick question, and all of these will cause your blood glucose to rise.

All of these foods - not just the sugary cake - boost blood glucose levels. The reason is that all sugars are carbs, and any carb you eat can impact your blood glucose levels. If you have diabetes, the trick is to pay attention to the amounts of different carbs you want to enjoy throughout the day and adjust your intake accordingly. For instance, at lunch if you want to enjoy two small cookies for dessert, plan for this and skip the two slices of bread with your tuna. A common goal for each meal is to keep the total number of carbs between 45 and 60 grams, but your healthcare professional will help you determine the amount that is right for you.

Almost!

While this answer is true, the real answer is D – because yes, this was a trick question, and all of these will cause your blood glucose to rise.

All of these foods - not just the potatoes - increase blood glucose levels. The reason is that all carbs get converted into sugar by your body. If you have diabetes, a common goal for each meal is to keep the total number of carbs between 45 and 60 grams, but your healthcare professional will help you determine the amount that is right for you.

Almost!

While this answer is true, the real answer is D – because yes, this was a trick question, and all of these will cause your blood glucose to rise.

Most sugary sweets are low in healthy nutrients and fiber, and can also be high in fat and calories. That’s why experts recommend that all people – including those living with diabetes – limit the amount of added sugar they eat each day.

Sweet answer!

Yes indeed, that was a trick question, and all of these will cause your blood glucose to rise.

All of these foods, not just the sugary cake, increase blood glucose levels. The reason is that all sugars are carbs, and any carb you eat can impact your blood glucose levels. If you have diabetes, the trick is to pay attention to the amounts of different carbs you want to enjoy throughout the day and adjust your intake accordingly. For instance, at lunch if you want to enjoy two small cookies for dessert, plan for this and skip the two slices of bread with your tuna. A common goal for each meal is to keep the total number of carbs between 45 and 60 grams, but your healthcare professional will help you determine the amount that is right for you.