Dreamfields Pasta | D-Feast Friday

Dreamfields Pasta

This is not a recipe, but a tip.

Pasta.  It’s a bit of a curse word to some.

Caleb loves pasta.  Pasta does not love Caleb’s blood sugar.  Regular pasta is tough.  We’ve tried some of the whole wheats – still tough.  Dreamfields – not so tough.

The box says “5g digestible carbs per serving”.  We ignore that when it comes to dosing.  For Caleb, we weigh his pasta on the Salter scale as regular pasta.  I back off about 15% of that to bolus him up front.  This may sound a little crazy, but 4.5 hours after he eats, I give him a an extended bolus of .45 units over the next 5 hours.  That’s about 30% of his basal rate at that time although I have no idea if it correlates to his basal insulin.  What I do know is that if I don’t add this seemingly minute amount of insulin, I’m dealing with hours of non-correcting 300s in the middle of the night.

I’ve heard other people back off a little at the initial bolus and do nothing later and BGs are hunky dory.

I’ve also heard people just bolus like regular pasta and that’s it.  Easy peasy.

So, as so many things with D, everyone is different.  If you love pasta but the thought of what it does to your BGs makes you cringe, Dreamfields may be worth a little trial and error.

3 Replies to “Dreamfields Pasta | D-Feast Friday”

  1. I’m also a big fan of Dreamfields! When I was first diagnosed with Type II, I was told that I should very rarely eat pasta. I almost cried, since it’s one of my favorite things to eat. Then I found out about Dreamfields. Initially, I had to order it on line, but now it’s available at all the grocery stores in my area. It’s a bit more expensive, but very much worth every penny for those watching their carbs. To me, there is no difference in taste and texture compared to regular pasta. If you go to http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com, they presently have a $1 off coupon. Try it!

    1. I’m so glad you didn’t have to say goodbye to pasta, Paul. Great tips on where to find! Thanks.

  2. have you tried brown rice pasta? Some brands are mushy, but we use Tinkyada. Camden never spikes or has any issues whatsoever. I know some PWD with diabetes can’t handle rice either though. I have 2 adult friends with diabetes who both have switched to a few gluten free items (like the pasta) and said their numbers were rock solid. Camden never got the chance to see what regular wheat pasta would do to him, but rice pasta is no big deal.

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