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Offline TerryJ

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Skyr
« on: 19 November 2017, 08:37:16 AM »
I was wandering around Lidl the other day when I noticed that they are now selling Skyr.

Not having tried it before, I bought a pot of the vanilla flavoured one which tasted very nice and suprisingly sweet for only 4.1% carbs.

They also do a blueberry version which I will try next time.
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Offline sedge

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Re: Skyr
« Reply #1 on: 19 November 2017, 11:08:02 AM »
Remind me please - what's special about Skyr ?  Is it 'live' yoghurt ?
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Skyr
« Reply #2 on: 19 November 2017, 02:04:41 PM »
Terry, with respect, I moved this from the dessert section as it's not a recipe.  Am going through that section systematically and removing anything that isn't a recipe to this section.  Please do not take offence.

4.1% seems a bargain, but I presume that's for 100g.  How much is in the pot?  I've been fooled by that before  :-[
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Offline GrammaBear

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Re: Skyr
« Reply #3 on: 19 November 2017, 02:21:05 PM »
I have tried many different yoghurts and it seems that for me, they all send my BG a bit higher than I want.  Has anyone had success with controlling the BG whilst eating yoghurt?  I do so love my yoghurt.
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Re: Skyr
« Reply #4 on: 19 November 2017, 02:26:23 PM »
If you're spiking too high soon after eating it, but BGs are where you want them 4-5 hours after bolusing, then the dose is probably ok but you may want to play with the timing. Try bolusing for the yogurt 10-15 minutes before eating it, or even 20-30 minutes if need be! (Experiment with shorter times first and if that doesn't work, try longer ones until you get something that works).

On the other hand, if BGs are not back where you want them 4-5 hours after bolusing (i.e. they go high and don't come back down) then it sounds like you need to take more insulin for the yogurt. The carb count you're using to work out your bolus may not be accurate, your I:C ratio may be off, or you may simply need more insulin for yogurt than for other foods (some foods have that effect on people!)


Worth mentioning too that it isn't as if "oh everyone can eat every food they want with no consequences, they just have to find the right dosing scheme for it!" Some foods just WILL cause higher BGs, search what you do about it. Or what you have to do to keep BGs in range while eating them is such a lot of work and hassle that it isn't worth it to you. In that case you have to decide for yourself whether to avoid or minimize how much you eat that food, or whether to accept slightly higher BGs if the payoff is that you get to eat foods that you want!
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Skyr
« Reply #5 on: 19 November 2017, 02:39:00 PM »
I agree with Nyt.  It's always a case of YMMV with different foods.  Let your meter be your guide.

Kathy, you are on a pump, maybe you need to do an extended dose for yoghurt?

I very successfully ate a couple of slices of a very large Pizza last night (loaded with extra cheese, sliced chorizo and ham).  Did a long extended bolus.  Didn't go above 7, stayed level all night and FBG was 7.1. 
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Re: Skyr
« Reply #6 on: 19 November 2017, 03:37:12 PM »
definitely agree with nyt and patti on timing of doses

i take great pride in taking a bolus anywhere between 25 - 5 minutes before eating meals that I have learned how to match

 and then not seeing even a 2 mmol spike ( IE 5.1 pre-meal  2 hours post 6.9 and 4 hours post 5.4 for example )
 
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Re: Skyr
« Reply #7 on: 19 November 2017, 05:53:41 PM »
Thanks for all these fine suggestions regarding yoghurt.  I will try some more approaches to see what I can come up with.  The market where we shop has a 40 foot section of their store devoted to nothing but yoghurt.  They have various types made from different milks.  Last week when I shopped I bought several small pots of 'goat milk' yoghurt so will see if that produces the same old spike.
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Skyr
« Reply #8 on: 19 November 2017, 07:12:35 PM »
Kathy

Some foods will spike you whatever you do.  A slice of toast (12g carb) at breakfast time will spike me however I handle it.  I can cope with it much easier for a late lunch.  Try having your yoghurt after your evening meal as a dessert?

To be honest, you are a T1 diabetic.  Try as hard as you can, you simply cannot mimic a working pancreas.  Sometimes we have to settle for being less than perfect  :)
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Re: Skyr
« Reply #9 on: 20 November 2017, 11:35:18 AM »
4.1% seems a bargain, but I presume that's for 100g.  How much is in the pot?  I've been fooled by that before  :-[

The pots are quite big at 350 grams so more than one helping. Half a pot is a substantial amount to eat and is only 7.2 grams of cabs.

Sedge, it's not a live yoghourt but it has a protein content higher than yoghourts. Half a pot delivers 15.4 grams of protein. If you just had a whole pot for breakfast, the protein content would be about the same as a thick rasher of bacon and two fried eggs. So quite satisfying enough to keep hunger pangs at bay.
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Re: Skyr
« Reply #10 on: 20 November 2017, 03:19:28 PM »
It sounds very nice, I shall look out for it. :)
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Offline GrammaBear

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Re: Skyr
« Reply #11 on: 20 November 2017, 03:29:59 PM »
I looked up on their website and the Skyr is available also across the pond where I live.  Here it is called Icelandic Provisions just in case anyone might want to look it up.  It sounds delicious, and I am going to look for it next trip to the market.  Thanks for mentioning this yoghurt TerryJ
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Offline TerryJ

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Re: Skyr
« Reply #12 on: 21 November 2017, 08:39:02 AM »
Yoghourt cultures are used in making skyr but because a small amount of rennet is added, it is considered to be a cheese.

Consistency is like a thick smooth cottage cheese and it doesn't pour.

The vanilla one would make an ideal cheesecake topping.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyr
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Re: Skyr
« Reply #13 on: 18 December 2017, 09:23:13 PM »
Yoghourt cultures are used in making skyr but because a small amount of rennet is added, it is considered to be a cheese.

Consistency is like a thick smooth cottage cheese and it doesn't pour.

The vanilla one would make an ideal cheesecake topping.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyr

This is a most delicious yoghurt.  I finally found some at our market and purchased several different flavors.  I do think my favourite flavor is the strawberry/lingonberry.  Thank you once again for posting about this product.
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