Blood Glucose Response Test – Oats

organic-steel-cut-oatsAfter last week’s blood glucose response test, I decided to try something with more carbs this time around.

The salami with mostly fat and protein didn’t significantly affect my blood sugar.

Conveniently enough, I have a container of steel cut oats that I bought a few months prior to starting the keto diet. It’s been about 10-11 months since I’ve had a bowl of oatmeal.

The only thing I added to these oats were water and salt.

This morning I decided to exercise relatively heavily with push-ups and kettlebell swings. This was mainly due to the fact that I didn’t get a chance to do this the previous day since I was traveling. For future glucose tests, I want to avoid exercise during the morning until all the numbers are in.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 80 grams
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 2g
Protein 10g 20%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Having said that, it looks like the rest I gave myself post-exercise (about 1 hour) allowed my body to settle to a regular baseline glucose measurement.

One thing I’ve read is that cinnamon makes you more sensitive to insulin, so I may want to duplicate this test in the future with a good amount of cinnamon mixed into the oatmeal.

Here are the results:

  • Date: 9/1/2016
  • Food: Organic Steel Cut Oats
  • Fast: ~12 hours
  • Base Blood Sugar: 90 mg/dL
  • 1-Hour Response: 117 mg/dL
  • 2 Hour Response: 100 mg/dL