Diet/Carb Counting

By dhopfer Latest Reply 2012-02-24 16:44:14 -0600
Started 2012-02-21 09:06:04 -0600

Hi Yall. Doing much better but still having lows. i am not passing out just scrambling to get food or relion fast acting glucose drink. It has come to my attenetion that I might not be meeting my carbs at meals. I thought I was but now that I look at my carb counter book and my diet log book, I dont think I am. I snack and eat about five times a day but my meals seem to be lacking. I average about 45-50 carbs per meal and am not hungry. I feel full and usually dont crave unless its chocolate…lol… I dont eat the chocolate but I do crave it. My question is, how do I meat my carbs without stuffing myself senceless. If I eat more then I usualy do I feel so full that I am uncomfortable. Does anyone know of a good carb counter program for computer thats… free!! Also, I seem to have hit a wall with my weight lose. I am having trouble loosin more. Well, yall have a great day.

7 replies

Copperchef 2012-02-24 09:50:34 -0600 Report

Meeting your carbs is part of the picture. You need to eat a balanced diet. I have a dietician friend, who has helped me get a handle on the carb/protein situation. Our local hospital here also has a free diabetes diet program, which I have also attended. I would suggest a dietician, who knows the disease for assistance in helping you. Finding the proper balance in my foods have kept me on track also regarding my weight loss.
Protein serves as a blood sugar stabilizer. When eaten in combination with other foods, protein will prevent your blood sugar levels from rising too high or falling too low. I make sure that I have 6 to 12 proteins to my 40 to 50 carbs.
I track my numbers between 96 and 104 with an A1c of 5.8. I have highs and lows, but they recover quickly now.
I am on Victosa 0.12mg and Metformin 500mg, once a day. It has taken me 2 years to get to this level. Before, I had BG readings of HIGH and an A1c of 12.0+ and was 50 lbs over my target weight.

Caroltoo 2012-02-24 16:17:03 -0600 Report

Sounds like it is working for you.

Copperchef 2012-02-24 16:35:32 -0600 Report

Thanks Caroltoo! There were some unsettling periods at the start, but after I got with the right people and learned from them, things just started to fall in place. I do know this however. You can never let your guard down for a minute. This disease is insidious and will take advantage of any lapse in your routine. Hope all goes well with you.

Caroltoo 2012-02-24 16:44:14 -0600 Report

Thanks. My diabetes is behaving pretty well. I manage it with dietary choices, regular exercise, and stress management/reduction. Have been med free for a couple years. My morning BGs are about 10 points higher right now as the results of a two week bout with a really nasty sinus infection; as soon as I beat the infection and start exercising again, they will be right back down where they should be.

TsalagiLenape 2012-02-21 09:51:37 -0600 Report

I believe that Gabby knows of a free carb counter online that is free or simply type it in your search engine. It seems you have hit a plateau on your weight loss. So shake it up. Tweak it a bit. You may need to up your carbs a bit. Yet talking to a Dietitrian may help as well. I hope you are getting plenty of water. I hope this helps as it was meant too. Hugs

dhopfer 2012-02-21 17:52:57 -0600 Report

Thank you. I have looked a lot online for a carb counter but have only found calerie counters. Ill keep lookin or get intouch with Gabby. I just got to find a happy medium with loosing weight and meeting my carbs. I do drink lots of water. I drink one cup of skim mild with breakfast then water the rest of the day. I dont drink and soda or coffee. Just water. And it did help. Thats one of the things I like about this community. I can get responses to questions and help with out a hassle like doctor do. You have a great night and take care.