I am so glad to hear you have decided to start paying attention to the foods you eat. Doing so, along with using blood sugar results, can open up your eyes to better control and better health.
It is an accepted finding that sourdough bread has less of an impact on blood sugar than regular breads. Even so, it may not be your bread of choice each time you want a piece of toast or a sandwich! Typically, the higher the fiber, the less likely the blood glucose (BG) is to rise, however there are many factors to consider, not the least of which is
What else did you eat with the bread? and
What was your blood sugar before eating the bread?
Both of these questions can shed some light on your problem. If you always eat your bread with jam or honey, that's a pretty obvious explanation, and I doubt that's the problem here. But do you always drink a glass of milk with it, or some other beverage or food that might raise the BG? And of course, if you don't check your BG before eating the bread, you really won't know if the bread shot the BG up, or if it was already elevated before you ate.
Perhaps the key for you isn't the type of bread you eat as much as how to prevent the spike once you've eaten. Starting your meal or snack with a portion of protein can help slow down the absorption of the carbohydrate, which may help alleviate the spike. Something else to consider to see if you can have your bread and eat it too (!) would be exercise immediately following the meal. Sometimes just 10 or 15 minutes on an exercise machine, or a brisk walk, will keep that BG from climbing. You can't lolly gag around though – the exercise needs to be right after the meal.
Good luck, and hang in there. I recommend you continue experimenting with different grains as well as different exercise routines.
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