Dear Ms. Potato Head,
I know, I know.
Russet potatoes are no good for people managing type 2 diabetes with diet and exercise. A medium-sized Russet can run 38 grams of carbohydrate, with a rather high glycemic index, meaning they’re just full of simple sugars. I gave them up almost immediately after seeing one nasty post-prandial of around 250 mg/dl.
The thing is, supposedly yukon gold, red potatoes, and my personal favorite of fingerlings, are a bit easier on the blood sugar. And for years, as part of a balanced meal with protein source and other green vegetable, they generally have been for me. Until recently…when they’ve been far from kind as well, leading to blood sugars in excess of 200 mg/dl.
The thought that I might have to give up my beloved potatoes saddens me. Bread, pasta, rice – those can all be avoided without too many tears. But potatoes? Seriously?
I don’t want my only interaction with potatoes to be when fooling around with you and your Mister. (No, I don’t mean it THAT way, sickos who might be reading this.)